Maria, one of my upper level students was supposed to list items that she would take camping. She did this correctly, including a tent, sleeping bag, skin solution (sunscreen), backpack, and food... etc. On the next page the instructions said "Draw a picture of yourself with all of your equipment". Maria did not draw a picture of herself, in fact she drew a "W" and a chipmunk.
Another student in the same class read a book on recycling. She had several paragraphs and she was supposed to fill in the blanks with words from the word bank. Trying to read her answers was much like reading a bad MadLib. Her answers are in bold: