My Teacher Ate My Homework

A Funny School Poem for Kids

From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

My teacher ate my homework,
which I thought was rather odd.
He sniffed at it and smiled
with an approving sort of nod.

He took a little nibble --
it's unusual, but true --
then had a somewhat larger bite
and gave a thoughtful chew.

I think he must have liked it,
for he really went to town.
He gobbled it with gusto
and he wolfed the whole thing down.

He licked off all his fingers,
gave a burp and said, "You pass."
I guess that's how they grade you
when you're in a cooking class.

--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: 830L
  Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 5.7
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 3.8
Gunning-Fog Index: 7.1
SMOG Index: 4.7
Automated Readability Index: 4.1
Grade Level Average: 5.1
  Text Statistics
Word Count: 96 words
Line Count: 16 lines
Average Line Length: 6 words
Average Sentence Length: 13.7 words
Average Word Length: 3.9 letters


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