My Teacher Took My iPod

A Funny School Poem for Kids

From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

My teacher took my iPod.
She said they had a rule;
I couldn't bring it into class
or even to the school.

She said she would return it;
I'd have it back that day.
But then she tried my headphones on
and gave a click on Play.

She looked a little startled,
but after just a while
she made sure we were occupied
and cracked a wicked smile.

Her body started swaying.
Her toes began to tap.
She started grooving in her seat
and rocking to the rap.

My teacher said she changed her mind.
She thinks it's now okay
to bring my iPod into class.
She takes it every day.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2007 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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Revenge of the Lunch Ladies


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Lexile Text Measure: 430L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 3.9
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.8
Gunning-Fog Index: 4.8
SMOG Index: 3.1
Automated Readability Index: 2.5
Grade Level Average: 3.4
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 111 words
Line Count: 20 lines
Average Line Length: 5.6 words
Average Sentence Length: 10.1 words
Average Word Length: 3.9 letters


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