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CLIP 3983

How to write a legend

How to write a legend
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Key Info
  • How to write a legend
  • Children interview the author Michael Morpurgo about how to write a legend, and he explains the difference between myths and legends. When writing legends you use what is thought to be true as a basis for your own writing. He then explains that he often begins his work in the present day as a device for his readers to relate to historical characters of legend. He uses the example of his book Joan of Arc. This clip has subtitles available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Literacy

       Topic:

    Stories: Myths, Legends, Parables and Fables

  • Keywords: Michael Morpurgo, Joan of Arc, Jean d'Arc, legend, legends, myths, legendary myths, subtitled
Ideas for use in class
  • Could be used in conjunction with clip 3982. Useful as a stimulus for writing a legend. Could be used as an illustration of Michael Morpurgo's work and style as an established author.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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