Everyone’s from Somewhere Else

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From the book When the Teacher Isn't Looking


Everyone's from Somewhere Else by Kenn Nesbitt

Phoenix came from Dallas.
Dallas came from Austin.
Austin came from Lowell.
Lowell came from Boston.

Carolina came from Georgia.
Georgia’s from Savannah.
Savannah came from Jackson.
Jackson’s from Montana.

Virginia came from Maryland.
Mary’s from Dakota.
Dakota’s from St. Paul.
And Paul’s from Minnesota.

Madison is from Cheyenne.
Cheyenne is from Nebraska.
I wonder where the teacher’s from?
I think maybe Alaska.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 4

Topics: School Poems, Travel

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, List Poems, Wordplay


From the Book When the Teacher Isn't Looking

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