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Comparing Myths With Legends

Here's a prewriting activity that gets kids thinking about how to craft their own myth or legend. After charting the similarities and differences of various elements in the two types of stories they have read, writers use the provided learning exercise to begin their planning.

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Instructional Ideas

  • As another step in the prewriting process, have writers create storyboards for their tales
Classroom Considerations

  • Although designed for use with a particular text, the activity may be used as part of any study of myths and legends

  • The provided graphic organizer is designed to highlight the similarities and differences between myths and legends

  • Additional scaffolding would need to be provided before young writers begin crafting their stories

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