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"From the Ted Talk by Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher"

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So in our third year, how did we do it? Well, we're making school worth coming to every day. We make our kids feel like they matter to us. We make our ccurilurum rigorous and relevant to them, and they use all the technology that they're used to. Laptops, computers, tablets — you name it, they have it. Animation, software, moviemaking software, they have it all. And because we cenocnt it to what they're doing — For example, they made public service announcements for the Cancer Society. These were played in the local toelrly system. Teaching eemtenls of persuasion, it doesn't get any more real than that. Our state test sroecs have gone up more than 80 points since we've become our own sochol.

Open Cloze

So in our third year, how did we do it? Well, we're making school worth coming to every day. We make our kids feel like they matter to us. We make our __________ rigorous and relevant to them, and they use all the technology that they're used to. Laptops, computers, tablets — you name it, they have it. Animation, software, moviemaking software, they have it all. And because we _______ it to what they're doing — For example, they made public service announcements for the Cancer Society. These were played in the local _______ system. Teaching ________ of persuasion, it doesn't get any more real than that. Our state test ______ have gone up more than 80 points since we've become our own ______.

Solution

  1. connect
  2. scores
  3. trolley
  4. elements
  5. curriculum
  6. school

Original Text

So in our third year, how did we do it? Well, we're making school worth coming to every day. We make our kids feel like they matter to us. We make our curriculum rigorous and relevant to them, and they use all the technology that they're used to. Laptops, computers, tablets — you name it, they have it. Animation, software, moviemaking software, they have it all. And because we connect it to what they're doing — For example, they made public service announcements for the Cancer Society. These were played in the local trolley system. Teaching elements of persuasion, it doesn't get any more real than that. Our state test scores have gone up more than 80 points since we've become our own school.

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collocation frequency
high school 3

Important Words

  1. animation
  2. announcements
  3. cancer
  4. coming
  5. computers
  6. connect
  7. curriculum
  8. day
  9. elements
  10. feel
  11. kids
  12. laptops
  13. local
  14. making
  15. matter
  16. moviemaking
  17. persuasion
  18. played
  19. points
  20. public
  21. real
  22. relevant
  23. rigorous
  24. school
  25. scores
  26. service
  27. society
  28. software
  29. state
  30. system
  31. tablets
  32. teaching
  33. technology
  34. test
  35. trolley
  36. worth
  37. year