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Legends (George and the Dragon/William Tell) - KS2 Text Types: Writing Planners and Model Texts

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Explore legends with this text types resource pack for KS2. Pupils will read two model texts: George and the Dragon and The Tale of William Tell, showing WAGOLL (what a good one looks like). They will use the model texts to identify grammar and punctuation used and then apply these in their own writing. Pupils are asked to write their own legends based on the models that they have read.

This resource includes:

  • Model text - George and the Dragon: a retelling of this famous legend
  • Model text - The Tale of William Tell: a retelling of this famous legend
  • Legends writing sheet: There are two versions for upper and lower KS2 - UKS2 includes examples of the past perfect tense and synonyms, LKS2 includes examples of subordinating clauses and the use of pronouns
  • Legends 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 legend?

A legend is a story linked to a particular place or person and is often based on some historical fact.

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 extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
Pupils should choose nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity or and cohesion and to avoid repetition

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 use the perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause
Pupils should be taught how words are related as synonyms and antonyms

  • Model text - George and the Dragon
  • Model text - The Tale of William Tell
  • Legends writing sheet LKS2
  • Legends writing sheet UKS2
  • Legends planning sheet
  • Writing paper
  • Teaching notes
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