I have a student in my first grade classroom who had several behavior issues, including not being honest. He'd say he read his guided reading book at home when he didn't, deny breaking a rule even when I saw him, tell me someone hit/kicked him when they didn't...I could go on and on. He's made huge gains in all of his behavior, including being honest. What's really interesting is he has generalized the being honest rule to everything...I read a Paul Bunyan story to the class, and he said the author was lying. He found out the Junie B. Jones character isn't a real person, and he can't believe authors can "make things up". Friday a student fell out of her desk (don't ask ); she was the third one, so I said something about a gnome who pushes kids out of their desks being in our room. He talked to me at recess and was very upset that I lied about a gnome being in our room. How do I help him sort this out? Try to explain reality vs. fantasy? (We've done that in literature.) Role play (I said I did my homework when I didn't vs. good-natured kidding)? Any ideas/insights would be greatly appreciated.