by Sally Sutton
, illustrated by Brian Locklove

You can purchase 62 pages of activities for 6 JOBS AND CONSTRUCTION Literature Guides!
Everybody Works (23 pages)
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (10 pages);
Roadwork (7 pages);
Construction Zone (8 pages);
Building with Dad (9 pages);
Alphabet Under Construction (5 pages).
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by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Locklove

If you worked to help build a road, what would your senses tell you? You would HEAR people shouting orders to one another. You would SEE the huge machines and HEAR their grumbling as they moved the earth and pushed and scraped a new path for the road. You would FEEL the ground shake. You will SMELL the exhaust from the machines and the paint being sprayed on the road.

The words and rhymes in ROADWORK by Sally Sutton will make you feel like you are part of the fast-paced roadwork team. You will enjoy the rhythm of the the rhymes and will want to sing along with their onomatopoeia to complete the rhyme on each page.

The Kids Wings unit for ROADWORK will help you work together like a noisy, reading roadcrew. Here is how it begins:

Narrator 1: We are going to build a road.
Narrator 2: Set your marking pegs.
Group 1: Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap! Tap!
Narrator 1: Start your engines on your machines.
Group 2: Rrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Rrrrrrrrrrrrr.
Narrator 2: Together now. (Groups 1 and 2 say their parts together.)
Narrator 1: Scoop the dirt. Make a path!
Group 3: Scoop! Bang! Bump! Scoop! Bang! Bump!
Narrator 2: Together now. (Groups 1, 2 and 3 say their parts together.)


After you have finished your reading and your road, you can read about machine facts in the end notes. The most fun you'll have is reading it again and again with a noisy friend.

is included in our Kids Wings Flying Higher Collection of 54 literature guides for award-winning picture books! Now on sale while the limited quantity lasts.



Internet Extensions

Author Sally Sutton
Construction Activities for Kids

Building and Construction
Sesame Street Kids Mimicking Construction

Related Books
Building with Dad by Carol Nevius
Construction Zone by Cheryl Willis Hudson
Lady Liberty by Doreen Rappaport

Everybody Works by Shelley Rotner
Quinito's Neighborhood by Ina Cumpiano

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A 6-page unit for Roadwork is part of a collection of 52 units in Flying Higher.

The Unit Contains:
PreReading Discussion Cards
A Noisy Readers' Theater Script
Checking Understanding of the Story
Machine Matching
Onomatopoeia Fun
Load Rhymes with Road
Answer Keys

Our special thanks to Daniel Signer for allowing us to use his original composition, "Body", as this background music!


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