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From the Ted Talk by Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a boy became an artist

Unscramble the Blue Letters

So I get shipped off to private school, K through eight, plbiuc schools, but for some rsoean my grandfather was uespt that somebody at the local high sohocl had been stabbed and killed, so he didn't want me to go there. He wanted me to go to a private school, and he gave me an option. You can go to Holy Name, which is coed, or St. John's, which is all boys. Very wise man, because he knew I would, I felt like I was making the decision on my own, and he knew I wouldn't choose St. John's, so I went to Holy Name High School, which was a tough transition because, like I said, I didn't play sports, and it was very focused on stpros, but I took solace in Mr. Shilale's art room. And I just flourished here. I just couldn't wait to get to that coalorssm every day.

Open Cloze

So I get shipped off to private school, K through eight, ______ schools, but for some ______ my grandfather was _____ that somebody at the local high ______ had been stabbed and killed, so he didn't want me to go there. He wanted me to go to a private school, and he gave me an option. You can go to Holy Name, which is coed, or St. John's, which is all boys. Very wise man, because he knew I would, I felt like I was making the decision on my own, and he knew I wouldn't choose St. John's, so I went to Holy Name High School, which was a tough transition because, like I said, I didn't play sports, and it was very focused on ______, but I took solace in Mr. Shilale's art room. And I just flourished here. I just couldn't wait to get to that _________ every day.

Solution

  1. reason
  2. classroom
  3. public
  4. upset
  5. school
  6. sports

Original Text

So I get shipped off to private school, K through eight, public schools, but for some reason my grandfather was upset that somebody at the local high school had been stabbed and killed, so he didn't want me to go there. He wanted me to go to a private school, and he gave me an option. You can go to Holy Name, which is coed, or St. John's, which is all boys. Very wise man, because he knew I would, I felt like I was making the decision on my own, and he knew I wouldn't choose St. John's, so I went to Holy Name High School, which was a tough transition because, like I said, I didn't play sports, and it was very focused on sports, but I took solace in Mr. Shilale's art room. And I just flourished here. I just couldn't wait to get to that classroom every day.

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Important Words

  1. art
  2. boys
  3. choose
  4. classroom
  5. coed
  6. day
  7. decision
  8. felt
  9. flourished
  10. focused
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  12. grandfather
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  15. killed
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  17. local
  18. making
  19. man
  20. option
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  22. private
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  24. reason
  25. room
  26. school
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  28. shipped
  29. solace
  30. sports
  31. st
  32. stabbed
  33. tough
  34. transition
  35. upset
  36. wait
  37. wanted
  38. wise