Remembering on Remembrance Day
Readers Theater Scripts
This is a short readers theater script written for performance at a school assembly.
When John McCrae saw poppy flowers growing beside a grave of his close friend who had died in battle, he wrote the poem "In Flanders Field". Because of this famous poem, the poppy has been adopted as "The Flower of Remembrance" in many countries. In Canada on Remembrance Day, Canadians proudly wear the poppy in remembrance of the servicemen and women who have given their lives to protect freedom.
This Readers Theater script features 4 solo readers who tell the story of the poem, the poppy, and the special day each year Canadian pause to remember and give thanks. A small group of readers read lines from the poem "In Flanders Field" at chosen intervals during the telling. Prose and poety mix to create a lasting impression for readers and audience alike.
Reading parts: 4 solo readers and a "voice choir" composed of as many students as you like.
4 pages of reading text
Performance time: Approximately 3 minutes