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I Taught My Cat to Clean My Room

A Funny Cat Poem for Kids

From the book My Hippo Has the Hiccups

I taught my cat to clean my room,
to use a bucket, brush and broom,
to dust my clock and picture frames,
and pick up all my toys and games.

He puts my pants and shirts away,
and makes my bed, and I would say
it seems to me it's only fair
he puts away my underwear.

In fact, I think he's got it made.
I'm not as happy with our trade.
He may pick up my shoes and socks,
but I clean out his litterbox.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2009 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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On Oct 13, 2015 penelope dixon from jamaica wrote:
I like it help me out alot
On Oct 13, 2015 Penelope from Jamaica wrote:
This is awesome and helped me with my homework
On Oct 13, 2015 Thoko from South Africa wrote:
Wow nice poem it really helped me with my homework
On Aug 7, 2015 Tde from Ireland wrote:
COOL !! I want a cat that can do that
On Jun 18, 2015 jorgia tucker from new zealand wrote:
it was amazing i love the under where part

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Teachers may find this information useful. Please note that Lexile Measures are intended for prose, not poetry. So, technically, the Lexile Measure of any poem should be NP (for non-prose). Nevertheless, this information is frequently requested, so I provide the Lexile Measure for this poem as if it were prose. The Grade Level Average, below, may be a more accurate guide to the reading level of this poem.

Lexile Text Measure: 980L
 Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 3.7
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 4.3
Gunning-Fog Index: 7.8
SMOG Index: 4.1
Automated Readability Index: 3.9
Grade Level Average: 4.8
 Text Statistics
Word Count: 86 words
Line Count: 12 lines
Average Line Length: 7.2 words
Average Sentence Length: 17.2 words
Average Word Length: 3.5 letters
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