Thursday, October 06, 2011

How Do You Spell That?

The scene: Small group work in a 10th grade English class. Keep in mind that nearly all of these students had English together last year, and many of them went to middle school together, too.

STUDENT 1: We have to put all our names on the paper before we hand it in.

STUDENT 2: Okay, I'll write down everybody's names. [writes down names; indicates Student 3] What's her name?

STUDENT 3: Stephanie.

STUDENT 2: How do you spell that?

STUDENT 1: Like Stephanie! Jeez!

TEACHER: [doesn't know whether to laugh or cry]

End scene.
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