This is a song based on Donald Crews' Shortcut. It follows the sequence of the story line and builds suspense similar to the story. Other teachers have used this for multiple purposes in the reading and writing workshops such as for an extension lesson, to compare and contrast, to analyze how an author (or songwriter) builds suspense, for teaching sequence, for character analysis, and more. I have a list of instructional possibilities I will gladly send you for free at your request.
The Shortcut Song (Donald Crews)
by Dan Pelletier
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