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Greek Myths (Pandora’s Box) - Key Stage 2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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Explore Greek myths with this text types resource pack for Key Stage 2, a perfect literacy resource as part of a topic on the Ancient Greeks. Pupils will read the model text, a retelling of the myth Pandora’s Box, showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like); and write their own myths based on Greek gods and mythology. They will use the model text to identify grammar and punctuation used which includes the following: fronted adverbials; speech punctuation; the use of commas to avoid ambiguity; and dialogue to advance action. These can then be applied in their own writing.

What is included in this resource pack?

  • Model text - Pandora’s Box: a retelling of this famous Greek myth
  • Greek myths writing sheet: there are two versions for upper and lower KS2 - UKS2 includes examples of the use of commas for clarity and dialogue to advance action, LKS2 includes examples of speech punctuation and fronted adverbials
  • Exploring ideas worksheet - a PDF where pupils can record initial ideas for their own myths
  • Greek myth planning sheet: a worksheet to support pupils to plan and structure their writing
  • Writing paper: a PDF sheet that pupils could use to present their work

What is a myth?

A myth is a story that tries to explain the world and how it came to be. Greek myths often explain things in the natural world or the origin of things.

National Curriculum English programme of study links:

Year 3/4

  • Pupils should plan their writing by discussing writing that is similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar.
  • Pupils will use and punctuate direct speech
  • Pupils will use fronted adverbials, including using commas after them

Year 5 /6

  • Pupils should plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose for writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
  • Pupils should be taught to draft and write by ... integrating dialogue to convey characters and advance action
  • Pupils should be taught to use commas to clarify meaning and avoid ambiguity

  • Model text - Pandora's Box
  • Greek myths writing sheet UKS2
  • Greek myths writing sheet LKS2
  • Exploring ideas worksheet
  • Greek myth planning sheet
  • Writing paper
  • Teacher notes
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