We're reading an informational text today, identifying the ways the author supports his claims.
"Ok, so we can see the author uses facts. Are there any statistics?"
and I get a look like this
"Are there any statistics? Are there any numbers used to make a point?"
and a young woman who, I swear, could be the long lost sister of Princess Grace (...and my is that a flashback to the golden era of blogging) piped in.
"Uuuh, yeah. It saw hur that researchers say."
"Ok, what do they say?"
"It don matter, issa statistic!"
"So where's the number?"
"Is that a number? Can you count to researchers?"
"Uuuuuuggggghhhh Ms Educat! Iss more than one, issa numba!"
Something tells me this group isn't going to win the knitted hat challenge.