The Sidewalk Racer

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Poetry
By: Daud, Bradley, Grace, Liana
The Sidewalk Racer
Or on the skateboard
Most people don’t sail
on cement.
But then, most people
aren’t sidewalk racers.
and the sail, I’m the
driver and the wheel
I’m the one and only
single engine
human auto
mobile
Connect to your life
What to watch out to skateboarding
- Protective gear
- Techniques
- Location
Key to the poem
This poem is talking about
skateboarding
Think it through
1. What is the speaker in the poem doing?
-> riding a skateboarding
2. What is the shape of this poem?
-> Skateboard
3. Reread lines 6-12. 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.
Which 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
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