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My Lunch

A Funny Food Poem for Kids

From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

A candy bar.
A piece of cake.
A lollipop.
A chocolate shake.

A jelly donut.
Chocolate chips.
Some gummy worms
and licorice whips.

A candy cane.
A lemon drop.
Some bubblegum
and soda pop.

Vanilla wafers.
Cherry punch.
My mom slept in
while I made lunch.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2007 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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Revenge of the Lunch Ladies


On Sep 23, 2015 abigail from america wrote:
On Jun 24, 2015 mi from aussie wrote:
I want lunch like that
On May 24, 2015 kelly from america wrote:
this is so cute i would never let my kids do that but still cute
On Mar 9, 2015 Sam from New Zealand wrote:
On Feb 16, 2015 Archana from Sri Lanka wrote:

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Reading Level of this Poem

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: 160L
 Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 1.4
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.7
Gunning-Fog Index: 5.8
SMOG Index: 4
Automated Readability Index: 1.5
Grade Level Average: 3.1
 Text Statistics
Word Count: 46 words
Line Count: 16 lines
Average Line Length: 2.9 words
Average Sentence Length: 3.5 words
Average Word Length: 4.2 letters
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