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From the Ted Talk by Brenda Laurel: Why not make video games for girls?

Unscramble the Blue Letters

We lehuncad two titles in otcboer — "Rockett's New School" — the first of a series of products — is about a character called Rockett beginning her first day of school in eighth grade at a brand new place, with a blank stale, which allows girls to play with the question of, "What will I be like when I'm older?" "What's it going to be like to be in high sohcol or junior high school? Who are my friends?"; to exercise the love of social complexity and the narrative intelligence that drives most of their play behavior; and which embeds in it values about noticing that we have lots of choices in our leivs and the ways that we cudocnt ourselves.

Open Cloze

We ________ two titles in _______ — "Rockett's New School" — the first of a series of products — is about a character called Rockett beginning her first day of school in eighth grade at a brand new place, with a blank _____, which allows girls to play with the question of, "What will I be like when I'm older?" "What's it going to be like to be in high ______ or junior high school? Who are my friends?"; to exercise the love of social complexity and the narrative intelligence that drives most of their play behavior; and which embeds in it values about noticing that we have lots of choices in our _____ and the ways that we _______ ourselves.

Solution

  1. conduct
  2. school
  3. launched
  4. lives
  5. slate
  6. october

Original Text

We launched two titles in October — "Rockett's New School" — the first of a series of products — is about a character called Rockett beginning her first day of school in eighth grade at a brand new place, with a blank slate, which allows girls to play with the question of, "What will I be like when I'm older?" "What's it going to be like to be in high school or junior high school? Who are my friends?"; to exercise the love of social complexity and the narrative intelligence that drives most of their play behavior; and which embeds in it values about noticing that we have lots of choices in our lives and the ways that we conduct ourselves.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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