Readers Theater Script Zuni Story The Maidens of the Corn

Grade Levels
6th - 8th, Homeschool
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Celebrate Native American month with this exciting reader’s theater script! The Zuni tale The Legend of the Corn Maidens is a dramatization with roles for 20+ students and suitable for a Social Studies of indegenous people, the American southwest, or 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

This 47 page product includes:

  • Two warm ups--one physical and one imaginative, both boost energy
  • Original version of the Legend of Corn Maidens--great for comparison and contrast
  • Teacher's script--what I say and how I say it!
  • Advice in directing reader's theater
  • Blocking plot for performance
  • Kachina Dolls Information
  • Vocabulary
  • Who are the Zuni people?
  • Eleven page script with roles for 20+
  • Original song reminiscent of the Zuni music
  • Sheet music (optional for performance)
  • Sound bytes of music
  • Enrichment activities--designing a costume, designing a set, study of other Native American creation myths 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.

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Total Pages
46 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 days
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