Class began at 8:15. The assignment for the day was to read a story and then answer the questions. At 8:20, I saw a student already answering questions. Since the story was about fifteen pages long (large textbook pages) and this student wasn’t the sharpest tool in the already incredibly-dull-tool-box, I knew treachery was afoot.
I told the student: “Make sure you read the story before answering the questions”
The student asked: “What story?”
I replied: “The story that you’re trying to answer questions about.”
Then he asked, confused: “We s’pose to read it first?”
(NOTE: the board did, in fact, say the following:
Assignment: READ “Story Title” on page ###, then answer questions 1-10 on page ###)