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St George and the Dragon (play-script)

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Activities in this lesson include learning how to write a play-script, re-writing the legend of St George as a play-script and answering (and assessing) two higher order questions.

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 self-assessment 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 St George and the Dragon (play-script)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

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

    Bringing Legends to Life with St George: A ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Resource

    Seeking an imaginative way to build literacy and critical thinking together? This excellent legend lesson creatively retelling the story of St George as a playscript is an engaging English resource ideal for advancing reading, writing, analysis and more.

    Students will summarise the key events of the St George legend, then apply this knowledge writing it as a play. Developing script writing techniques like stage directions and speech marks, they’ll learn through doing. Answering higher order questions then consolidates comprehension.

    The lesson seamlessly integrates vital evidence-based skills too. Collaborative talk strengthens reasoning and writing skills. Self-review teaches students to critically evaluate their own work. And the 5 minute teacher CPD models reflective practice – assessing what worked to improve lessons.

    Blending reading, writing, analysis and critical thinking within an exciting creative task, I’d give this complete St George legend lesson 5 stars. It meets UK curricular goals for literacy and 21st century skills through an immersive legend adaptation. Students will relish the heroic story as they advance communication abilities with this high quality cross-curricular package.

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St George and the Dragon - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
St George and the Dragon (play-script)