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I Raised My Hand in Class

A Funny School Poem for Kids

From the book The Armpit of Doom

I raised my hand in class this morning,
sitting in the back.
The teacher didn't see, I think.
Instead she called on Jack.

I stretched my hand up higher,
but she called on Zach and Zoe.
I started bouncing up and down,
but, still, she called on Chloe.

I waved my arms but, even so,
she didn't call on me.
She called on Bryan, Brooklyn, Billy,
Bailey, Ben, and Bree.

She called on Taylor, Tristan, Thomas,
Trinity, and Ty.
Then, finally, she called my name.
I breathed a heavy sigh.

She asked me for the answer.
I just frowned and clenched my knees,
and said, "I've no idea,
but could I use the bathroom, please?"

--Kenn Nesbitt

 

Copyright © 2012 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.


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The Armpit of Doom


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On Apr 7, 2014 samuelburke from usa wrote:
awesome!!!!!
On Mar 4, 2014 labiba from wales wrote:
that is really hilarious we are doing it in school for homework
On Feb 28, 2014 CHEESE from UK wrote:
lol this is hilarious LOL
On Feb 19, 2014 Carly from Italy wrote:
I love this poem
On Feb 17, 2014 Kartik from India wrote:
Wow too funny I used my friend names and it just rocks I would definetly like if there was a chance

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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: 540L
  
 Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 3.5
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 2.5
Gunning-Fog Index: 4.2
SMOG Index: 3
Automated Readability Index: 2.7
Grade Level Average: 3.2
  
 Text Statistics
Word Count: 115 words
Line Count: 20 lines
Average Line Length: 5.8 words
Average Sentence Length: 10.5 words
Average Word Length: 4 letters
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