Writing myths and legends

Challenge reference: 5050

Notional learning hours  20
Level Entry 2
Subject area
Learning aim

The learner 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 myths and legends.

  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
    • Participate in drama and discussion to explore ideas prior to writing
    • Talk about typical characters and settings found in myths and legends
    • Discuss how journeys and quests are used to structure myths and legends
    • Identify ways in which 'bad' characters face consequences
    • Talk about what a moral is
    • Use adjectives to describe and develop characters and settings appropriate to a myth or legend
    • Include a series of interesting events involving a quest or journey
    • Write each main event in a new paragraph
    • Hook the reader with a gripping opening
    • Create problems or conflict for the main character to overcome
    • Write a short dialogue between two characters using speech marks accurately
    • Resolve problems and conflicts ensuring that the bad characters face consequences
    • Use simple and compound sentences with capital letters, full stops and commas in lists