Please, please, please respect the fact that I make decisions about my class for a reason. I was out at a technology training session yesterday afternoon and left detailed plans for my sub. The first item was, "Students should read the attached article; they may read on their own, with a partner or a in group of three." This was interpreted as, "Have students read the attached article aloud. Walk around the room and tap random students on the shoulder to indicate that it is their turn to read." I never (ever, ever, ever) do this--one third of my class wouldn't be able to read the material aloud, but they can be successful by doing the work the way I asked. My Educational Assistant stepped in just before the sub tapped my selective mute, ELL student; we have made great gains with him and this would have set him back several months. It makes me angry when things like this happen.