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Writing a Quest Myth – collaboratively

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Activities in this lesson include reminders about the features of a quest myth, looking at how to structure a quest myth in detail, a step-by-step guide to writing a quest myth including completing a story mountain and writing a myth with a partner.

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.   

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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 Myths 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 Writing a Quest Myth – collaboratively

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

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

    Teaching English and Evidence-Based Learning Skills with Myths

    Teachers, I’ve discovered a great resource called “Writing a Quest Myth – collaboratively” that can help students write their own myths while developing key learning abilities. It’s part of a wider series of myth lessons designed to boost thinking skills based on educational research.

    In particular, this quest myth writing lesson includes collaboration, peer assessment, self-regulation, and thinking skills activities. For example, students are first reminded exactly what the features of a quest myth involve. They then co-write one with a peer, using a story mountain and table to structure their tale about heroes and magical creatures.

    Groups next swap myths and give feedback to each other on what they did well and what could be improved. There are also questions focused on students reflecting on their own learning. And the lesson finishes up with a 5-minute CPD extract for us teachers centred around the learning benefits of peer assessment.

    Getting students assessing one another’s work is effective for mutual development. The full lesson allows students to be really creative in writing quest myths too – great for boosting literacy and writing skills.

    With its focus on collaboratively writing, structured peer review, and teacher CPD on assessment, I’d give this comprehensive quest myth writing lesson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. It blends English and key learning skills seamlessly.

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Writing a Quest Myth - collaboratively - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Writing a Quest Myth – collaboratively