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A Poem For Disruptive Students

A Poem For Disruptive Students

Sharron Scott / Free Things For Teachers

I wrote this poem earlier this school year. I used this poem to teach students about analyzing poetry as well as theme and narration. They were really engaged in this lesson.


You make strange noises OR You laugh at things That are not funny OR Maybe you FART LOUD and SMELLY

Because your voice has Been silenced By 9, 10, or 11 years Of the Public School Prison

And for some reason You’ve gotten into your head That you cannot be successful That you’ll always be the one Laughing, Throwing, Farting

And you think that Laughing, Throwing, Farting Is the only way that you can be HEARD

BUT I see you; I hear you I see a Doctor, Lawyer Teacher, Preacher, Policeman, Fireman, Husband, Father Mother, Wife

I see You! I hear You!

Note: I have a downloadable version of this poem with questions that focus on theme and narrator.

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