2The 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.
3Sway; 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
4Connect 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
5Think 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.
6Workbook 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