Today we started a unit on biographies. I was explaining that biographies are about real people, who did something important, and it tells the story of their life. I read a book about Wilma Rudolph and modeled what facts I would write about her biography. At the end I wanted to check for comprehension, so I began by asking who remembered the name of the person we talked about. One boy raised his hand and answered...
"Umm....Hmmm....I THINK that it was somebody reindeer?"
So you know, Wilma RUDOLPH or REINDEER...I guess it doesn't really matter.
It did make me feel better that while they couldn't quite remember her name, they did remember a lot about her life!