by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Locklove
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.
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.
Kids Wings unit for ROADWORK
will help you work together like a noisy, reading roadcrew.
Here is how it begins:
Wings Readers' Theater Script
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.)
READ THE REST IN THE COMPLETE KIDS WINGS UNIT!
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.
Activities for Kids
Building with Dad
by Carol Nevius
Zone by Cheryl
by Doreen Rappaport
Works by Shelley Rotner
by Ina Cumpiano
6-page unit for Roadwork
is part of a collection of 52 units in Flying
PreReading Discussion Cards
A Noisy Readers' Theater Script
Checking Understanding of the Story
Load Rhymes with Road
special thanks to Daniel Signer for allowing us to use his
original composition, "Body"
as our background music!