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From the Ted Talk by David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates

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Now, during each of these five chapters: when his mother was pegrannt with him; in his early childhood years; when he was in elementary school; when he was in middle school and then high school; and when he was in the juvenile juitsce seystm — during each of those five chapters, there were a wide variety of things that society could have done. In fact, if we just imagine that there are five different meods of intervention, the way that society could intervene in each of those five chapters, and we could mix and match them any way we want, there are 3,000 — more than 3,000 — possible strategies that we could embrace in odrer to nudge kids like Will off of the path that they're on.

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Now, during each of these five chapters: when his mother was ________ with him; in his early childhood years; when he was in elementary school; when he was in middle school and then high school; and when he was in the juvenile _______ ______ — during each of those five chapters, there were a wide variety of things that society could have done. In fact, if we just imagine that there are five different _____ of intervention, the way that society could intervene in each of those five chapters, and we could mix and match them any way we want, there are 3,000 — more than 3,000 — possible strategies that we could embrace in _____ to nudge kids like Will off of the path that they're on.

Solution

  1. justice
  2. order
  3. system
  4. pregnant
  5. modes

Original Text

Now, during each of these five chapters: when his mother was pregnant with him; in his early childhood years; when he was in elementary school; when he was in middle school and then high school; and when he was in the juvenile justice system — during each of those five chapters, there were a wide variety of things that society could have done. In fact, if we just imagine that there are five different modes of intervention, the way that society could intervene in each of those five chapters, and we could mix and match them any way we want, there are 3,000 — more than 3,000 — possible strategies that we could embrace in order to nudge kids like Will off of the path that they're on.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

  1. chapters
  2. childhood
  3. early
  4. elementary
  5. embrace
  6. fact
  7. high
  8. imagine
  9. intervene
  10. intervention
  11. justice
  12. juvenile
  13. kids
  14. match
  15. middle
  16. mix
  17. modes
  18. mother
  19. nudge
  20. order
  21. path
  22. pregnant
  23. school
  24. society
  25. strategies
  26. system
  27. variety
  28. wide