Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Les Reader Miserables

I'm sorry, but sometimes, reading disabilities make me laugh. It doesn't happen that often, really, but this one just cracked me up (at home, on my couch, reading my email). Our students were given an assignment to email some information about a prehistoric animal to us. Here's what I just found from a young lad who has a great deal of difficulty reading and spelling.  (I'm guessing he didn't put a lot of effort into decoding this one.):


Les escargots comestibles sont souvent abondants dans les gisements du Pléistocène final
et de l’Holocène (c. 10000 à 6000 BP) partout en région méditerranéenne. Cette étude,
la première à essayer de résumer sommairement ces données, soutient la thèse que la
plupart de ces incidences représentent les déchets des repas préhistoriques.
Edible land snails are often abundant in late Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological
sites (c. 10000 to c. 6000 BP) throughout the Mediterranean region. This chapter, the first
attempt to summarize the evidence, argues that in almost every instance the land snails
found in occupational deposits are the remains of prehistoric meals.

In case you're new here, we are not French, nor is he taking French class.

What?!  If I didn't laugh, I'd cry!  


  1. He is just advanced and you weren't aware how advanced he is. Ha.

  2. Well at least he knows how to copy and paste.
    Oh the joys of being a teacher you could write a book!!
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. My husband has profound learning disabilities. I spell for him often. When he speaks and uses a wrong word sometimes it's funny, and sometimes he puts two words together and I have to STRUGGLE to remember the right word because he scrambles my mind. Yet, he is one of the smartest people I know.

    But my favorite LD story is about a boy who was writing to the Monsignor of his church, he was sharing his favorite quote, and he used spell check to help him, "You never know what you're making a mammary." Um, it was memory...

  4. Hehehehhee!!! What a talented young student who can give their assignment in 'French'. I love it!

    Yep, I hear ya sister...ya gotta laugh! :o)

    God bless and enjoy this beautiful day sweetie!

  5. well,.....honestly, he did do the assignment.....


  6. At first I was like, wait a second...and had to read the first paragraph to make sure you didn't say that he was a French speaking student! HILARIOUS! Oh the joys of the internet... :) Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!

  7. funny when you realize he is not taking French. Apparently he knows how to use the google translation tool.
    Hey if retains some of this he will know what ordering escargots means. Could impress a future date.

  8. Are you sure he's not just showing off?

  9. Cet enfant est peut-être penser hors de la boîte. Il pense peut-être ici de la possibilité de vraiment faire comprendre l'enseignant. Semble raisonnable à moi.

  10. It's just those multiple intelligences at work!


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