Readers Theater Script| Inca Story | The Magic Lake Good for Social Studies

Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Internet Activities
41 pages
Share this resource
Compatible with Digital Devices
The Teacher-Author has indicated that this resource can be used for device-based learning.

Also included in

  1. SAVE 20% In this bundle (250 pages) are EIGHT reader's theater scripts with UNITS, adapted for your classroom whether it's upper elementary or middle grades. Strengthen your students' reading, speaking, listening skills as well as build their imaginations. These scripts contain drama and humor, so
    Save $9.30
  2. SAVE 20% In this drama integration bundle (275 pages) are ELEVEN reader's theater scripts with UNITS, adapted for the social studies classroom. Learn about other cultures while strengthening your students' reading, speaking and listening skills. These scripts contain drama and humor, so you can foc
    Save $10.30
  3. BUNDLE Save! Celebrate Native American month with this GROWING bundle includes units concerning Indigenous people--Inca, Zuni and Meti tribes in particular. Each readers theater unit contains information which would be useful in a Social Studies, Language Arts or Drama class. This is a perfect
    Save $4.40


The Inca tale The Magic Lake is a dramatization of a Native American legend with roles for 20+ students and suitable for Social Studies studying indegenous people, South America, or in a Drama, Language Arts or reading classes. Students strengthen their reading (fluency), speaking (diction) and listening skills (restating) while learning to work cooperatively. This product was created specifically for the classroom.

Or this product can be used by a teacher with distance learning students. #DistanceLearningTPT

The Magic Lake is an Inca legend about a little girl who leaves her home to travel to the Magic Lake to bring back magical water which is to save the prince who is sick and dying. Ampata travels with her trusted llama and two maccaw birds who protect her.  She outwits a giant rattlesnake, a huge red scorpion and swarm of ferocious army ants and finds the magical water.  Exciting?  You bet.

This 41 page product includes:

  • Two warm ups--one physical and one imaginative, both boost energy
  • Original version of The Magic Lake--great for comparison and contrast
  • Teacher's script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Procedure--including video links and time allotments
  • Advice in directing reader's theater
  • Blocking plot for performance
  • Vocabulary
  • Who are the Inca people?
  • Photos of a Macaw and Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Facts
  • Eleven page script with roles for 20+
  • Enrichment activities--designing a parrot feather fan, design of costume, designing a set, study of other Native American folk tales or a drama exercise using tableaux

Comprehensive? You bet!

This script was field tested and created by a veteran drama teacher of thirty-eight years.

For more Dramamommaspeaks products, go to: Dramamommaspeaks

Reviews of Dramamommaspeaks Products:

Lin Manuel Miranda Biography

"WOW! WHAT an AWESOME Resource!!!! Thanks for providing the questions, the links, a couple of different teaching options. This could be a great sub plan, but I know every teacher wants to do this lesson for themselves. Love that you finished with a great tweet from L M Miranda. Kids are gonna love THIS."

Sedna, an Inuit Tale

"This resource is a fantastic way to tie Social Studies into reading! Thank you!"

Costume Designs with Fairy Tales

"How interesting, informative, and creative. Thank you for creating this project. It will definitely be helpful."

Earning TPT Credits

• Do you want credit for future TPT purchases? Just provide feedback for resources you purchase. Click on the “provide feedback” button next to your purchases, rate the resource, and leave a short comment. (You need to do both to earn credits.)

You receive 1 TPT credit for each dollar you spend, and you can spend it just like cash on future Teachers Pay Teachers purchases.

Total Pages
41 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
3 days
Report this Resource to TpT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TpT’s content guidelines.


to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.
Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of a text.


Questions & Answers

Teachers Pay Teachers is an online marketplace where teachers buy and sell original educational materials.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up