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From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies
Basketball’s my favorite sport.
I dribble up and down the court.
The ball goes bouncing off my toes
and beans the teacher on the nose.
He stumbles back and grabs his nose
and hits the wall and down he goes.
The other players stop and stare.
They’ve never heard the teacher swear.
With no one playing anymore,
I grab the ball. I shoot. I score.
I love this game! It’s so much fun.
The teacher cried, but, hey–we won.
— Kenn Nesbitt
Copyright © 2007. All Rights Reserved.
Reading Level: Grade 1
From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies
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