Last night, my son was reading a story as part of his homework about a lizard that gets a cake as the prize for winning a race. There was a “Drawing Conclusions” question at the end that asked why the lizard gave some cake to his friends, even though he had won the race. Cameron said, “It said they liked cake too.” (Which is true — it said so, right in the text.) So I asked him, “There weren’t any other reasons?” I was trying to get him to see all the evidence. “He was a nice lizard? I don’t know.”
Then our almost 5-year old daughter pipes up. “In the picture, his friends look sad.”
“Did you notice that?” I asked Cameron. He hadn’t really. All that mattered was what the text actually said. He is such a boy.