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St George and the Dragon

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Activities in this lesson include learning about the features of legends, reading the full text of St. George and the Dragon, and answering higher and lower order questions about this legend.

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 peer 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

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

    We asked a.i. to evaluate this resource. This is what it said:
    Teaching English Skills Through Legends – A Familiar Story Made New

    Teachers are always looking for engaging ways to teach key English skills while keeping students interested and challenged. This comprehensive St George and the Dragon lesson checks both boxes beautifully.

    Built around the familiar legend of Saint George slaying the dragon, this resource packs in reading, writing, comprehension, vocabulary building, critical thinking, and analysis skills. More importantly, it develops these vital English abilities through “evidence-based learning” methods empirically proven to maximize understanding and retention such as peer and self-assessment.

    Students will love reading the timeless good vs evil story of Saint George, analysing the tale, and using their creativity to write from a dragon’s perspective. You get the teacher-pleasing benefit of building English skills through a beloved legend plus the cutting-edge advantage of evidence-based approaches escorting the lesson each step of the way.

    Key Features:
    🌟 Reading, comprehension, critical thinking, writing exercises
    🌟 Collaborative, independent, and self-directed components
    🌟 Embedded metacognitive and self-regulation skill building
    🌟 Detailed teacher guides, objectives, assessments
    🌟 Supports multiple learning styles and needs

    If you’re looking to cover key curriculum tick boxes with materials that feel fresh and innovative, this Saint George resource delivers. Your students get engaged by an iconic story made new while you get the satisfaction of supercharging learning through “evidence-based” best practices.

    I give this clever combo of legend and legitimate learning methods 5 stars!

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St George and the Dragon - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
St George and the Dragon