Below are some words in the reaciing that do not have strong context support. Each word is followed by the number of the paragraph in which ir appears and its meaning there. These words are indicated in the article by a smallcircle (").
randontly (7): without choosing in any pariicular way inc re dilzh, (8) : unbeiievabil, critical (12): of kef importance; crucial tletertninant (14): a factor that contributes to an effect
HO' PEOPLE RISE_ANI} FALL_ TO EXPECTATIONS OF OTHERS
was at the seashore, listening to a radio station that plays big-band music, and couidn't believe what was
hearing-not big-band music, but an announcement about a dance to which parents, it said, should be certain to
tend to rise--or drop-to the expectabons of others who are important in fheir lives.
direct their adolescents. It was a fine idea for a dance, the announcer said, because it would bring peace of mind to the Parents whose
children attended. When everybody anived, shortly after 7 on a Saturday night, tlre doors wouid be locked-yes, locked-and nobody wouid be permitted to leave until 10, when the dance would end and parents could Pick uP their ohildren. There would be no need for parents to worry about liquor, drugs,
fights or undesirable people. Responsible
adults would be there to supervise things, which would be safe and secure. Not to won!. Just bring your child and enjoy your Saturday night. You understand--don't you ?-whY I couldn't believe what I heard. Can you
Psychologist Kevin Leman has told me all about learning tracks. Chiidren who are in the so-called Eagle reading class know that they're expected to do better, that 'they're considered brighter than everybody else-and, as a result, they consistently perform better. They're merely equaling what is expected of them. On the other hand, those in the Crow reading class know that they're expected to fumble and bumble, that... [continues]
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