Adapted from the poem
by Bruce Lansky in My Dog Ate My Homework! published by Meadowbrook Press.
A child learns the importance of nose-blowing.
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 tissue would make a great prop, but if a tissue is 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.
If you should have the
you’d better blow your nose.
Because if you should go “Achoo!”
you’ll mess up all your
2003 by Bruce Lansky. Adapted from the poem in My
Dog Ate My Homework! published by Meadowbrook Press. This classroom
theater play version of “Stop Sniffling!” 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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