10/9/15 ** A hysterical series of poems about the tribulations of school. The voice (and deliberate use of non-conventional English) enhance the poems' humor.
After enjoying the poems for their own sake, they could provide a valuable springboard for discussing the "rules" of language and when/why authors might choose to "break" those rules.
"My Excuse" and "Ralphy" could be especially good for drawing students' attention to irregular verbs.
"My Advice" could be used as an example of idioms ("eat a horse").