Ancient Romans, Ancient Greeks

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From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

Ancient Romans, ancient Greeks,
carved for days or often weeks,
working fingers to the bone,
writing words in blocks of stone.

Just imagine all the yelling
if a Greek messed up her spelling.
Other Greeks I’m sure would chase her.
I’m so glad for my eraser.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 5

Topics: School Poems

 


From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking


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