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Interventionist Melissa Mangen, center, uses words, small pictures and flash cards to work with Shelby Reed, left, and Bella Gutierrez in Carol Gustafson's first-grade class at Kennedy Elementary School. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

Elementary schools in Willmar, Minn., try new system to heighten instruction

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WILLMAR -- First-graders work in small groups to match words with pictures and recognize similarities and differences between words. Fifth-graders in different groups read aloud or write about accomplishments.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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