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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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On Apr 11, 2014 PAUL from US wrote:
This poem was so funny you have really good poems
On Apr 11, 2014 cut my hair from usa wrote:
this book is perfect
On Apr 11, 2014 Francesca from USA wrote:
I like this poem it really interesting
On Apr 4, 2014 Lauren J from Oregon USA wrote:
So funny! How does he do it!
On Apr 4, 2014 Rachy from England wrote:
that's so hilarious!

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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: 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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