Readers Theatre: In Flanders Field

Readers Theatre: In Flanders Field
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Readers Theatre Script, the story of, and the poem, written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD, who was a Canadian medical officer stationed close to Ypres, France during World War I.
Many are familiar with the poem, but not with the background to the writing of this poem. I scripted this for upper elementary grades after listening to yet another, poorly delivered rendition of this poem. I wanted my students to understand the background which would then inform their interpretation and delivery of the poem. I scripted it for several voices, hearing multiple voices in my mind, as those of the fallen - speaking their story.

I have used this with teachers at workshops, and have been moved by their response to the potential for a meaningful interpretation.

I hope that you will use this with your students, and that you will use multiple voices on the roles (rather than individual voices only).

In Flanders Field by H. Raczuk is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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