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:
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.
Our special thanks to Daniel Signer for allowing us to use his original composition, "Body", as this background music!
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2008, Suzy Red, Lockhart, Texas