This lesson is based on classroom practice that has been proven, by research, to work.

Myths + PDF & Word Files


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Myth 1. King Midas
Myth 2. Thor
Myth 3. Pandora’s Box
Myth 4. Theseus and the Minotaur
Myth 5. Writing a Quest Myth (1) (collaboratively)
Myth 6. Writing a Quest Myth (2) (individually)
Myth 7. The Three Types of Myth
Myth 8. Comparing Myths, Legends and Fables



The Myths lesson set is a comprehensive English resource for KS2 students centred around famous myths like King Midas, Thor, and Theseus. While boosting literacy skills, these lessons seamlessly integrate evidence-based learning techniques to develop critical thinking, metacognition, collaboration, and more.

The myths serve as an engaging base for activities like close reading, comprehension questions, creative writing, comparison tasks, and group discussion. Different lessons focus on different key skills – from using Bloom’s taxonomy to structure increasingly complex queries to peer assessment of student writing.

Teachers are supported in improving their own evidence-based practice through the inclusion of 5-minute CPD extracts summarising academic research on collaboration, self-assessment etc. The lessons tick all the boxes in advancing both English and learning abilities.

Key strengths of this set include:

– Fun content centred around famous myths

– Integration of proven learning techniques like metacognition, collaboration, self-assessment and peer assessment

– Scaffolded development of literacy skills

– Explicit teaching of evidence-based methods

– CPD elements to improve teacher practice

With their blend of rich subject matter and research-backed activities, these lessons earn top marks. Easy to deliver and packed with literacy skill development and lifelong learning competencies, they are a gem for upper primary English teaching.

These 8 skills are the EBL skills developed across these Myths lessons. 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


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Myths + PDF & Word Files