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I Didn't Go Camping

A Funny Summer Poem for Kids

From the book The Biggest Burp Ever

I didn't go camping.
I didn't go hiking.
I didn't go fishing.
I didn't go biking.

I didn't go play
on the slides at the park.
I didn't watch shooting stars
way after dark.

I didn't play baseball
or soccer outside.
I didn't go on an
amusement park ride.

I didn't throw Frisbees.
I didn't fly kites,
or have any travels,
or see any sights.

I didn't watch movies
with blockbuster crowds,
or lay on the front lawn
and look at the clouds.

I didn't go swimming
at pools or beaches,
or visit an orchard
and pick a few peaches.

I didn't become
a guitarist or drummer,
but, boy, I played plenty
of Minecraft this summer.

--Kenn Nesbitt


Copyright © 2013 Kenn Nesbitt. All Rights Reserved.

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The Biggest Burp Ever


On Sep 23, 2015 kool kid from El paso wrote:
I love these poems so much they make me wanna cry
On May 22, 2015 coolness from USA wrote:
Wow that sounds like me
On Apr 19, 2015 190472 from u.s.a wrote:
I wish I did that.
On Mar 6, 2015 MZ from US wrote:
ZOMG, best poem ever about what i wanted to do for 2014 Summer!
On Jan 22, 2015 pdb from USA wrote:
so epic it makes me CRY!!!!! so yea its good

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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: 590L
 Grade Level Measures
ATOS Level: 3.2
Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 4.2
Gunning-Fog Index: 4.9
SMOG Index: 4
Automated Readability Index: 2.9
Grade Level Average: 3.8
 Text Statistics
Word Count: 116 words
Line Count: 28 lines
Average Line Length: 4.1 words
Average Sentence Length: 8.9 words
Average Word Length: 4.1 letters
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