Question: "What are two reasons why Jose Manuel's grandmother would not let him out to play?"
Student Answer: "Jose Manuel's grandmother would not let him out to play, because the steer [street] where [was] to dragons. and to many fast cars."
I seriously read it, and read it, and reread it...and thought, "How could DRAGONS possibly have entered into this story??" It's a realistic fiction, set in San Juan. Today I brought over the worksheet and asked him to read me the answer. Turns out Dragons was actually Dangerous. Makes MUCH more sense now. I had him chunk the word he actually wrote and he realized it really said "dragons," and needless to say we both had a pretty good laugh. I just couldn't let him erase it though so I could snag a picture of this gem.
Please know that in no way to I mean this to make fun of this child--I love him like crazy! And part of what I love about this job are the smiles I get to share with students.