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Comparing Fables, Legends, and Myths

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Activities in this lesson include short summaries of the main features of fables, legends and myths, answering lower and higher order questions on these three genres and summarising the three genres.

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 Fables 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 Comparing Fables, Legends, and Myths

  1. 5 out of 5

    Philipem (verified owner)

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    Teach English and Critical Thinking with “Comparing Fables, Legends, and Myths” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Want an engaging way to build your students’ English skills while also developing critical thinking abilities? Check out the lesson “Comparing Fables, Legends, and Myths.” This multifaceted resource not only reinforces understanding of these three key literary genres, but also intentionally targets five evidence-based learning skills.

    The lesson starts by clearly summarising the main features of fables, legends, and myths on student-friendly pages. This content knowledge then provides the foundation for a series of collaborative and individual activities that activate higher order thinking. Students must analyse, evaluate, and create as they answer questions, compare answers with peers, assess their own explanations, and identify true and false statements.

    The variety of individual, partner, and whole class learning experiences keeps students engaged while systematically building analysis, evaluation, and creation skills. Students are constantly reflecting on their own thinking and learning through built-in self-assessment opportunities.

    Teachers also get a 5-minute CPD activity focused on the research behind self-assessment. Implementing regular self-assessment is shown to increase student ownership over learning. With its clear student materials, targeted skills development, and teacher guidance, this comprehensive lesson earns 5 stars. Add “Comparing Fables, Legends, and Myths” to your collection today!

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Comparing Fables, Legends and Myths - KS2 English Evidence Based Learning lesson
Comparing Fables, Legends, and Myths