2 The Sidewalk Racer Most people don’t sail on cement. Or on the skateboardMost people don’t sail on cement.But then, most people aren’t sidewalk racers.
3 Sway; I speed to whirring SkimmingAn asphalt seaI swerve, I curve, ISway; I speed to whirringsound an inch above theground; I’m the sailorand the sail, I’m the driver and the wheel I’m the one and only single engine human auto mobile
4 Connect to your life Key to the poem Protective gear Techniques What to watch out to skateboardingProtective gearTechniquesLocationKey to the poemThis poem is talking about skateboarding
5 Think it through What is the speaker in the poem doing? -> riding a skateboarding2. What is the shape of this poem?-> Skateboard3. Reread lines when riding a skateboard, what does the speaker feel that he or she is?-> single engine human auto mobile; he/she powers the skateboard & it goes like a car.
6 Workbook page 100Which lines contain only one word? -> first & last, Lines 1 & 12 what do those one-word lines represent in the shape of the skateboard? -> it represent the narrow ends of the skateboard Which is the longest line? -> 4 (5 words) What does the longest line represent in the shape of the skateboard? -> it represent the widest part of the skateboard