Whenever we read a book as a whole class, I'm supposed to be pointing out various things about a book, including the parts of the book, the title, author, and illustrator, as well as discussing things about what happens in the book. Every single time, it never fails, my class yells out, "Is it a boy or a girl?" when I tell who the author and illustrator are. I've never had a class do this or heard about this. It's not really relevant to the book and it's getting to be disruptive. I've tried my "grab your words, catch them, put them back in your mouth" and "now it's my turn to talk" and just telling them it's a boy/girl and then ignoring it. Nothing is working so far. How do I get them to stop? They're usually pretty attentive until near the end of the book, when I have one or two yell out "the end", even if it's not. How do I put an end to this as well? I don't want to be Scrooge and I want to encourage discussion about books, but arrrgh, this is about to get to me.