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From the Ted Talk by Linda Cliatt-Wayman: How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard

Unscramble the Blue Letters

My students have problems: scaiol, emotional and economic problems you could never imagine. Some of them are parents themselves, and some are completely alone. If someone asked me my real secret for how I truly keep strbwreary Mansion moving forward, I would have to say that I love my students and I believe in their possibilities unconditionally. When I look at them, I can only see what they can become, and that is because I am one of them. I grew up poor in nroth Philadelphia too. I know what it flees like to go to a soochl that's not a school. I know what it feels like to wonder if there's ever going to be any way out of poverty. But because of my amazing mother, I got the ability to dream despite the poverty that surrounded me.

Open Cloze

My students have problems: ______, emotional and economic problems you could never imagine. Some of them are parents themselves, and some are completely alone. If someone asked me my real secret for how I truly keep __________ Mansion moving forward, I would have to say that I love my students and I believe in their possibilities unconditionally. When I look at them, I can only see what they can become, and that is because I am one of them. I grew up poor in _____ Philadelphia too. I know what it _____ like to go to a ______ that's not a school. I know what it feels like to wonder if there's ever going to be any way out of poverty. But because of my amazing mother, I got the ability to dream despite the poverty that surrounded me.

Solution

  1. north
  2. strawberry
  3. feels
  4. social
  5. school

Original Text

My students have problems: social, emotional and economic problems you could never imagine. Some of them are parents themselves, and some are completely alone. If someone asked me my real secret for how I truly keep Strawberry Mansion moving forward, I would have to say that I love my students and I believe in their possibilities unconditionally. When I look at them, I can only see what they can become, and that is because I am one of them. I grew up poor in North Philadelphia too. I know what it feels like to go to a school that's not a school. I know what it feels like to wonder if there's ever going to be any way out of poverty. But because of my amazing mother, I got the ability to dream despite the poverty that surrounded me.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. ability
  2. amazing
  3. asked
  4. completely
  5. dream
  6. economic
  7. emotional
  8. feels
  9. grew
  10. imagine
  11. love
  12. mansion
  13. mother
  14. moving
  15. north
  16. parents
  17. philadelphia
  18. poor
  19. possibilities
  20. poverty
  21. problems
  22. real
  23. school
  24. secret
  25. social
  26. strawberry
  27. students
  28. surrounded
  29. unconditionally