Theory:

PATRICK never did homework. “Too boring,” he said. He played hockey and basketball and Nintendo instead. His teachers told him, “Patrick! Do your homework or you won’t learn a thing.” And it’s true, sometimes he did feel like an ignoramus. But what could he do? He hated homework.
Explanation:

Patrick never did his homework because he felt it was boring. Instead, he played outdoor games like hockey and basketball etc. He also liked to play video games like Nintendo. His teacher advised him to complete his homework if not, he won’t be able to learn anything. It was a reality because he used to feel like an uneducated person who was completely incapable in this. He had no heed in studies and homework.
 
Meanings of difficult words:
 
Number
Word
Meaning
1.
Nintendo
A video game.
2.
Ignoramus
An ignorant person who lacks education.
Reference:
National Council of Educational Research and Training (2006). Honeysuckle. Who did Patrick's Homework - Carol Moore (pp. 7-10). Published at the Publication Division by the Secretary, National Council of Educational Research and Training, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi.