Adapted from the poem by Robert Pottle
in I'm Allergic to School, published by
A peewee soccer team has mishaps while they play a game.
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 soccer ball, 4-leaf clover (fake or real), and sneaker would make great
props. 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.
like a bear.
with all his might,
though the ball stays put,
sneaker sails across the field
land near Roger’s foot.
to kick the shoe.
the ball a kick
sends that ball a-flying.
Billy Brown is
He sees a
Billy wants to
pick the plant,
that’s why he bends over.
We see the
ball bounce off his bum
then sail toward the goal.
We watch him
stop then drop and roll.
The other team
lets out a cheer
our team starts to scream
Billy’s bottom scores a goal
the other team.
2006 by Robert Pottle. Adapted from the
poem in I'm
Allergic to School, published by Meadowbrook Press. This
classroom theater play version of “Peewee Soccer” is © 2008 by Meadowbrook
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