Medals and Memorials

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Book Information
Rating: Excellent
Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Nancy K. Wallace
Illustrator: Nina Mata
Publisher: Magic Wagon
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9781624021152
Pages: 32

Students in elementary school are learning about Memorial Day and have been asked to write a report or complete a project about what the holiday means to them personally. The students each find someone to interview, and their researching culminates with a trip to the local cemetery to place flowers on graves. They make a difference in their community and learn more about what a meaningful day Memorial Day really is.

This readers’ theater script and guide includes all the information one would need to put on a puppet show or play. Information about school plays along with a list of cast, crew, sets, props, makeup, costumes, and stage directions are included. The different parts are color-coded, making it easy for students to identify different characters’ parts. A teacher’s guide with reading levels for each character and additional production tips for this play can be found online. The play is appropriate for students reading between a second and fifth grade level.