Class Clips is changing
We will be introducing the new Knowledge and Learning Beta website over the coming months. Clips for use in the classroom are now available on your phone, tablet or PC.

Alternatively, you can still browse or search by keyword or clip number on this site.

CLIP 3983

How to write a legend

How to write a legend

Did you know?

All Class Clips content is available to watch on mobile, tablet and desktop devices on our new Knowledge & Learning BETA website.

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:



    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

BBC navigation

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.