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Planning and writing our own Greek Myths

After a busy week of exploring Greek Myths and identifying key features, this week we will plan and write our own Greek Myths. 

Monday 18th January 2021:

L.O. To draw a story map for my Greek Myth and orally rehearse it.

We already know that...

Myths should be exciting. They need :
•To be set long ago in the past
•A hero or heroine as the main character
•Gods or Goddesses who have special powers
•A strange, mythical or powerful beast
•A dangerous journey or a difficult problem
•A battle or struggle
•An unhappy or happy ending with a message
Today we will be creating a story map to plan our Greek myth, we need to ensure we include the opening, build-up, problem, resolution and ending.

Have a look at Mrs Williams' example below:


Remember to include key vocabulary- sentence openers, wow words etc this will help us with our writing. Don't forget to orally rehearse your myth using your story map before we begin writing it this week.

Tuesday 20th January 2020

L.O. To begin to write my opening paragraph for my Greek Myth thinking about setting

and characters.

Today we will begin to write our Greek Myth, we will focus on our opening paragraph only. Within our opening paragraph we need to describe our main characters and setting. Use the following questions to help you:

Who is the main character?

What are they like?

Where does the story take place?

Remember to punctuate your writing so it makes sense. Can you use adjectives, similes, alliteration and adverbs?

Use the word map below to help you with your writing.

Remember to have a look at the slides below for Mrs Williams' modelled example.

Wednesday 20th January 2021 

L.O. To write the build up paragraph for my myth

Today we will focus on writing our build-up paragraph. Remember to use your planning sheet and story map to support your writing. 

In the build up we are developing the plot and introducing the problem slightly. 


In Mrs Williams' example above can you explain what the words in red and purple are?

Thursday 21st January 2021 

L.O: To describe the problem in my Greek Myth.

Problem time. What is the problem facing your character and how does it affect the character or characters? 

Remember to describe your mythical creature, what do they look like? Who are they?

Use your planning sheet and story map to help write your problem paragraph making sure you are using sentence openers and powerful vocabulary. 

Friday 22nd January 2021

L.O: To write the resolution and ending to my Greek Myth.

Now that we are coming to the end of our Greek myths, today we will focus on writing the resolution and the ending. Use the following questions to help you structure your writing:


Describe how the problem is solved, who helps the hero or heroine? Do they receive a special object to help them on their quest and solve the problem?


Explain how everyone feels, is it a happy or unhappy ending? Does this Myth teach us something?