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This week you are going to have a go at writing your own Greek myth! Myths are a really significant part of Ancient Greek history that has influenced the world today. They were often used to teach people about events that they could not understand such as illness, death, earthquakes or floods. Follow the daily lessons below to plan and create your myth over the course of this week. 

Monday 8th June

Researching Greek myths! What are they?

 

Have you heard of any Greek myths before? Some are really famous such as Theseus and the Minotaur, Pandora's box and Icarus. 

Below is an example of one of the most famous Greek myths called Medusa and Athena.

 Follow the link to the video. 

 

Medusa and Athena - Ancient Greek Goddesses - Greek Mythology

Medusa and Athena - Ancient Greek Goddesses - Greek Mythology In later myths (mainly in Ovid) Medusa was the only Gorgon to possess snake locks because they ...

Your job today is to research more into Greek mythology. What they are, examples, why they were used etc. Have a think of which ones are your favourites and what characters and story you might like when you create yours. Write notes and keep them for reference during the week. 

Tuesday 9th June

Plan your own Greek myth!

 

Recap what you've learned and researched about Greek myths yesterday. 

Today you will be planning your own Greek myth! Think about the hero and the villains, weapons, settings, problems and solutions. Click on the link to the PowerPoint presentation which gives a step by step guide into how to create your own myth.

Creating your own Greek Myth

Use the worksheet below to help you plan your myth. You can add as much detail to it as you like, this is just a guide. Great opportunity to get your imaginations going! 

Greek Myth Planning Sheet

Wednesday 10th June

Story map of your myth!

 

Now that you've planned out what your Greek myth will include, now produce a story map of what will happen in your story. Think about the chronological order of events. Below is an example of a story map format you could use but you can create it however you'd like. 

Greek Myth Story Map Format

Thursday 11th June

Write your Greek Myth!

 

After all your research and planning, now it is time to write your Greek myth! Look at your notes, plans and story maps to help you.

Things to include:

  • Introduce with an ancient timescale - long ago
  • Good, detailed desriptions
  • Specific nouns, vivid verbs
  • Third person - character's perspective e.g. him, she etc
  • Clear beginning, middle and end
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Greek mythology
  • What lesson does it teach? Moral of the story.

 

Hope you have fun creating your own myths. Please send us some of your work we'd love to read them! 

 

Friday 12th June

Big Write!

Follow the link to another one of Jane Considine's big write lessons. Today's story is called Bear Story. 

Super Sentence Stacking with Jane Considine - Bear Story - Writing Lesson

Welcome to Jane Considine's Super Sentence Stacking. Today we will be using the short film Bear Story as inspiration for our Super Sentence Stacking. You can...

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