How do you teach about honoring soldiers, veterans, or their memories? "Sack Lunch Flying (Simplified)" is a free Readers Theater script that will make it easy--both with the touching story and the annotated curriculum links (updated in Jan., 2016) at the end for easy lesson plans. Perfect for Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, and patriotic programs, this script contains links to the stories of veterans, plus an opportunity to write someone in the military.
TIME: about 4 minutes TONE: serious CAST: 9 READABILITY: grade 3.1 because of some 3-4 syllable words (e.g., Afghanistan)
Here is an excerpt from this free patriotic Readers Theater script:
Sack Lunch Flying
Adapted for Readers Theater by Carol Montgomery ©2011
N. 1: The Man put his carry-on in the luggage space of the jet and sat down in his seat. He knew it would be a long flight. He thought...
The Man: I’m glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I’ll get a short nap, too.
N. 2: Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats.The Man was totally surrounded.
The Man: Where are you headed?
N. 1: The Man asked the soldier seated next to him.
Soldier 1: Petawawa. We’ll be there for two weeks for special training. After that we’re being deployed to Afghanistan.
N. 2: Answered the soldier.
N. 1: After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made.
Stew: Sack lunches are ready for five dollars. If you want one, please tell your attendant as we come by.
N. 1: The Man knew it would be hours before they reached their destination. A lunch would help pass the time.
N. 2: As The Man reached for his wallet, another soldier asked his buddy...
Soldier 2: Are you going to buy a lunch? (Continued...)
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