|Activity Two: A Poetic Description
Leigh gives up writing a story and tries to write a poem. He rigs
up a burglar alarm for his lunchbox. His classmates are impressed with the alarm. Leigh writes a
description of riding in his father's rig for the yearbook.
Leigh seems to have many creative talents from invention to poetry writing. Visit the poetry web site and
read the poem by Shel Silverstein, "Somebody Has To Polish the Stars". Write a poem as Leigh might
have written it about riding in his father's big rig. Write about the rig as if it were a person by
completing the information on the lines below.
Title: Somebody Has to Drive A Big Rig
Where does it play?___________________________________
Where does it rest? ___________________________________
Who is its best friend?_________________________________
What does it eat? ____________________________________
What does it fear?____________________________________
What makes it happy?
Big Rigs by Hope Marston. Cobblehill, 1993
Monster Trucks by James Koons. Capstone, 1998.