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"St. Patrick's Day Shamrock" Radio Show R = 4.4

publication date: Mar 8, 2011
author/source: Carol Montgomery

St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show"Top 'o the mornin' to ya!  I'm Shammy O'Leary with Right as Rain Radio..."  So, starts our humorous and informative script "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show" with trustworthy, annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans.  The small cast in this free Readers Theater script makes it flexible for 3-part choral reading, puppet plays, family fun, tutoring, small group classroom Readers Theater, and performances.  It's perfect not only for St. Patrick's Day, but also for a unit study on Ireland or immigration.  Don't miss the fun Kelly Green story!

  The reading level is higher, I think, because of 4 Irish sayings included and a couple of vocabulary words.  But, we now have a simplified version (Readability = grade 3.6) and a middle school version (Readability - grade 6.8).  See green links below the excerpt.

TIME: a wee bit less than 5 min.  CAST:  3  TONE: light, informative  READABILITY: grade 4.4

Here is a brief excerpt from the first page of this engaging Readers Theater script:

“St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock” Radio Show
By Carol Montgomery ©2011

  “Top o’ the mornin’ to ya!”  I’m Shammy  O’ Leary with Right as Rain Radio.  Today, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we’ll interview two experts about the shamrock and “Why wear green?” But now,  let’s meet our experts.  First, we’re pleased to have Kelly Green, expert researcher and journalist with the Green Growers Gazette.  Thank you for coming, Kelly.

Kelly:  Thanks for having me.

Shammy:  My pleasure.  Next, we’re honored to have Dr. Ireland, professor of history at Shamrock University.  Thank you for coming, Dr. Ireland.

Dr. I:  Top o’ the mornin’ to ya, Shammy and listeners!  It’s grand to be here again.

  Aye.  Isn’t it grand? So, let’s start with you Dr. Ireland.  First, tell us a wee bit about Saint Patrick since we're talking about his day.

Dr. I:  Aye.  Pirates from Ireland captured Patrick when he was just a lad of sixteen.  He was taken as a slave to tend sheep in Ireland.  Somehow, he became a Christian, escaped to France, and became a monk.  In 432 he returned to Ireland as a missionary because of a vision he had.  He founded over 300 churches in Ireland.

Shammy:  Quite a story.  I can’t imagine how horrible it must have been to be captured by pirates from Ireland and then choose to go back and love the same people.  But, enough of the sad lad…he overcame his problems and changed the world.  What else can you tell us, Dr. Ireland?  (continued...)

***Click on the PDF link below to see the full printable version of the free Readers Theater script with trustworthy, annotated curriculum links for easy plans, "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show."

Download the PDF "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show," a free Readers Theater script suitable for puppet plays, homeschoolers, and traditional classrooms.


See the article for "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show (Simplified)," with a Readability of grade 3.6.  (Download link on the article page with excerpt.)

See the article for "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show (Middle School," with a Readability of grade 6.8.  (Download link on the article page with excerpt.)


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