Writing myths and legends

Challenge reference: 5049

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 1
Subject area
Learning aim

The learners will identify some of the key features of myths and legends and apply these in their own writing.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Listen and respond to stories in this genre.

  2. Write a simple myth or legend.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Listen to two or three myths and legends
    • Use drama to act out characters in a myth and/or legend
    • Describe types of characters in a myth and/or legend
    • Explain a typical setting of a myth and/or legend


    • Use adjectives to describe an appropriate setting
    • Use adjectives to describe one or two 'good' and/or 'evil' characters
    • Write an opening that hooks the reader
    • Create a problem or conflict that the main character has to overcome
    • Include magic and/or a journey
    • Write a conclusion where bad characters face consequences