Select students to play the role of Johnny, his mom, dad, flight attendant(s), pilot(s), grandma, and grandpa (additional roles may include baggage handlers, security guards, air traffic controllers, and other passengers).
Hand out props to the corresponding young actors/actresses (i.e., give a tie to Johnny’s dad).
Choose a student to be the narrator or select an adult if the students are nonreaders.
Narrate the story one scene at a time allowing the actors/actresses to re-create the scenes. Encourage students to ad lib their parts.
Background Information The story “Johnny’s Airport Adventure” is also available in illustrated form on the UEET Web site http://www.ueet.nasa.gov/StudentSite/
FAQ’s Where can I get replacements for the pilot and flight attendant’s badges as well as the pilot’s wings that were included in the kit?
Visit the “UEET Kid’s site” at http://www.ueet.nasa.gov/StudentSite/
Assessment Students should use their own imaginations and enthusiasm to re-create Johnny’s Airport Adventure using the correct airport terms introduced in the story.
Suggested List of Props Airport Terminal and Plane
Chairs—five or more arranged to resemble the inside of an airplane Desk—to be used as a ticket counter and baggage area
Johnny Backpack or small suitcase (also can be used to store props and materials) Deck of playing cards Stuffed animal to be Johnny’s pet dog Bandit
Dad Airline tickets (included) Tie
Mom Costume jewelry Small purse
Grandma Eyeglasses Costume jewelry Straw hat
Johnny’s Airport Adventure