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Learning About Legends (e-book based)

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Activities in this lesson include learning about the features of legends, looking at St. George and the Dragon and Robin Hood and looking at how legends are structured so that the following questions can be answered; ‘What are legends about? When were legends written? What type of characters are in legends? Are legends true?’

There is a five-minute evidence-based CPD activity at the end of this lesson which will develop classroom teachers’ skill set. This CPD consists of a research extract on collaboration with a five-minute activity based on this extract.   


These evidence-based learning (EBL) lessons are based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to maximise thinking, learning and attainment. From an extensive review of educational research, we identified the eight key classroom thinking and learning skills that were common across these research papers. We named these eight key skills “EBL skills”.

EBL skills have been proven by research to maximise learning because they combine the most productive thinking skills with the most effective learning behaviours. Each of our evidence-based learning lessons uses the English curriculum as a framework through which the eight EBL skills are delivered.

Teachers also have the opportunity to add to their own skill set or refresh their existing skills with our five-minute CPD activity, based on one of the EBL skills used in this lesson.

The skills in bold below are the EBL skills developed in this Legends lesson. Click on each skill to learn more about that skill.

  1. Collaboration
  2. Thinking Skills
  3. Peer Assessment
  4. Peer Teaching
  5. Self-Assessment
  6. Metacognition
  7. Self-Regulation
  8. Independent Learning

1 review for Learning About Legends (e-book based)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to review this lesson. This is what it said:

    Unlocking Legends with St George: A ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Resource

    Seeking an engaging way to advance literacy and critical thinking hand-in-hand? This exceptional KS2 legend lesson exploring the legend of St George is a complete English resource ideal for improving reading, writing, comparison and more.

    Students will analyse the key features of legends, applying this knowledge to examine the myths of St George and Robin Hood. Identifying structural and language devices gets pupils evaluating stories on a deeper level. Answering higher order questions then puts enhanced comprehension into practice.

    Group work and individual thinking seamlessly integrate vital evidence-based skills too. Collaborative talk strengthens linguistic and cognitive abilities. Self-review teaches students to critically evaluate their own learning. And the 5 minute teacher CPD models reflective technique – considering an activity’s success to improve future lessons.

    With its blend of reading, analysis, discussion and critical thinking via individual and collaborative tasks, I’d give this ready-to-use St George legend lesson 5 stars. It meets UK curricula for advancing literacy and 21st century skills through cross-curricular content. Students will love comparing the heroic myths as they advance communication skills with this high quality package.

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Learning About Legends (eBook based) - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Learning About Legends (e-book based)