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Today we are going to be analysing the conventions of different stories. The main focus of today's lesson is to be able to identify a fantasy story using your understanding of its conventions/features.

Step 1

First, look at the model below and read the conventions of both a Fable and Legend. Then, read the model texts below. After you have read them both, can you identify which one is a Fable and which one is a Legend by what conventions each of them include.



Gelert is a Legend because it is a historical narrative that has been passed down through generations.


The Tortoise and the Hare is a Fable because it has a moral to the story that aims to teach you a lesson.

Step 2

Read the conventions of a fantasy below. The conventions of a fantasy are important for your task today, so make sure you understand what they are. 




Watch all 5 of the video clips below.


3 of these video clips include conventions of a Fantasy. Your task is to identify which 3 out of the 5 video clips are a Fantasy story.


The title of the story is above the video clip.


How it should look in your book


Friday 8th January

LC: To analyse the conventions of writing.


         Fantasy                                Not Fantasy








When you have finished your work, send a picture of it to your teacher of SEESAW!





The Girl and The Fox.mp4

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Adventured are the pits!.mp4

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Once In A Lifetime.mp4

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The Hobbit - an unexpected journey.mp4

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