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Mrs. McKeown's Poetry
Social Studies


Why Bother With Poetry
A Concrete or Shape poem
Free Verse or Unrhymed Poem
A Student's Poem
Stump the Teacher
My Poem
Poetry References
Poet Study - Poems
Poet Study - Biography
Poet Study-Jack Prelutsky
International Poet
Native American Poet
Naoshi Koriyama (extra)
Asian American Poet
Hispanic/Latino Poet
Gary Soto extra
African American Poet
Picture Book
Social Studies
Poem /Sung
Two Groups
Lee Bennett Hopkins
Douglas Florian
Judith Viorst
Jack Prelutsky 2
Jack Prelutsky
Shel Silverstein
Folk Poem
Song Lyrics
Classic Poetry
Mother Goose
Picture Book Poem
Arthur Guiterman

They Put Me in the Stupid Class


Read just the title of the poem. Talk with the students about how the title makes them feel. Have they ever been in that situation or know of someone else who has?

They put me in the stupid class
when history I did not pass.
But I'll show them,
Just wait and see -
I'll graduate with a degree
In economic management.
And then I'll run for president,
Where a landslide I will win.
Then heads will roll and tails will spin.
I'll round up my teachers fast
And put THEM in the stupid class.

-- Douglas Florian --

From Bing Bang boing, by Douglas Florian, published by Puffin Books, 1996.

Have the students write a poem dealing with a time when others made them feel stupid.