I went to the Pima County Fair yesterday. I had a great time watching the judging of the 4-H kids handling their pygmy goats. In the school art display I saw some great photographs students had written haiku to describe the photo.
What is your favorite thing to do at the fair? Make a list of ten things, then pick one. Can you make a list of details for that one thing? Try using all of your senses. Can you include one simile or metaphor--Riding the elephant felt like jogging on a bumpy road, the Ferris wheel is a cruise on the back of a swan.
When I was in third grade I wrote this poem about the fair:
I went to the fair on a sunny day.
I went to the fair some games to play.
I threw a ball, my ball went in.
I won a fish with a golden fin.
I remember my mom wasn't any where near as happy as I was about my winning.
OK, now it's your turn. Have fun writing.