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Myths and Legends

Myths and Legends is a great site for pupils, teachers and all those who enjoy stories and storytelling. The British Isles is rich in myths, folktales and legends. Almost every town, city and village in Britain has its own special story, be it a Celtic legend, Dark Age mystery, strange happening or fable.

This flash based website has to be one of the best literacy offerings I have ever come accross so far for its depth of content media and its excellent sory creator tool that allows students to create their own animated storyboards of their own myths and legends.

The variety of stories in Myths and Legends aims to give inspiration to young people at school and at home to create and publish their own work. The site provides a multitude of tools and opportunities that enable pupils to submit their stories for the enjoyment of a world wide audience, with the prospect of receiving peer review and evaluation.

Most of the site is for the enjoyment and instruction of young people; just the story origins and teachers' area use language which may be more difficult for some pupils.

Differentiation is achieved by the range and flexibility of the tools offered. Children can, and do, respond creatively at their own level in a variety of media.

All the stories that we receive are moderated, but what you see is the pupils' own work. If work is not suitable to be published, the authors are given feedback and suggestions to help them revise their story or to think about when they create a new story.  Check it out here.