When Ted Camarda started teaching 14 years ago at Killip elementary, he didn’t know how to manage a classroom and was struggling to connect with students. (22)He noticed a couple of days after school, that a group of kids would get together to play chess. “I know how to play chess, let me go and show these kids how to do it”, he said. Now Camarda coaches the school’s chess team. The whole program started as a safe place for kids to come after school.
(23)And this week, dozens of those students are getting ready to head out to Nashville, Tennessee to compete with about 5000 other young people at the Super Nationals of Chess. The competition only happens every four years and the last time the team went, they won the third place in the nation. Camarda says chess gives him and his students’ control. (24)The school has the highest number of kids from low income families. Police frequent the area day and night. As two months ago, a young man was shot just down the street, Camarda likes to teach his students that they should think about their move before they do it. The lessons prove valuable outside the classroom as well. Many parents see these lessons translate into the real world. (25)Students are more likely to think about their actions and see whether they will lead to trouble.
22 What did Ted Camarda notice one day after he started teaching at Killip elementary?
23 What are dozens of students from Camarda’s school going to do this week?
24 What do we learn about the students of Killip elementary?
25 What have the students learned from Camarda?