Flexible. Informative. Non-fiction. "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show (Simplified)" allows teachers to use this free Readers Theater script as a full-class choral project or small reading group presentation. Romp through a short radio show on the basics of St. Patrick, the shamrock, and "Why wear green?" The more difficult vocabulary and Irish words are listed on the front page. Complete with curriculum links for easy lesson plans, this is the easiest version of our classic script. (The other versions have a readability of grade 4.4 or 6.8.)
TIME: a wee bit less than 5 min. CAST: 3, or 3 CHORAL groups TONE: light, educational READABILITY: grade 3.6
Here is an excerpt from this free, light-hearted, educational script:
“St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock” Radio Show
By Carol Montgomery ©2013
Shammy: “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 have two experts to talk with us. Let’s meet them. First, we’re pleased to have Kelly Green, a plant expert with the Green Growers Guide. 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.
Shammy: Aye. Isn’t it grand? So, let’s start with you Dr. Ireland. First, tell us a wee bit about Saint Patrick. It’s his day we’re talking about.
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 and escaped to France. Then, he 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 awful it must have been to be captured by pirates from Ireland. And then, Patrick chose to go back and love the same people. Amazing! 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 "St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Radio Show (Simplified)," an eductional Readers Theater script based on non-fiction sources.