Adapted from the poem
by Bruce Lansky in My Dog Ate My Homework! published by Meadowbrook Press.
A child describes all the annoying noises his brother makes.
Presentation Suggestions: Have the students read or perform
the poem in front of the class. Have the students act out the different lines
while they read them.
A bowl or cup would be a great prop. If these are not available, the poem can
be performed without props.
lines of the poem need to be read with poetic rhythm. For more information on
poetic rhythm and how to perform poetry in classroom, please read the Performing
Poetry section under the Teacher’s Resources.
My Noisy Brother
My brother’s such a noisy
when he eats soup he
When he drinks milk he
And after meals he burps.
(Pretends to burp)
He cracks his knuckles
when he’s bored.
He whistles when he walks.
He snaps his fingers when
(Snaps his fingers while singing) La la la!
and when he’s mad he
At night my brother snores
it sounds just like a
Even when he sleeps
my noisy brother isn’t quiet.
2003 by Bruce Lansky. Adapted from the poem in My
Dog Ate My Homework! published by Meadowbrook Press. This classroom
theater play version of “My Noisy Brother” is © 2008 by Meadowbrook Press.
is given for individual school classes to perform this play and to make as many
copies of the play as are needed for the students’ use. All other reproduction
and performance is prohibited under penalty of law. For use of this play
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