Jack Prelutsky

Ode to the MAP

Photo by Marxchivist

While some schools went to extravagant lengths to pump up their students for Missouri’s standardized test, the MAP, others were more low-key.

My daughter’s teacher showed the students a constructive method for expressing their anxieties and other feelings about taking the test by having them write a poem about the MAP to include in their poetry unit. My daughter’s poem included below with permission was inspired by Jack Prelutsky’s Homework! Oh, Homework!