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Writing Myths Elementary Students Creative Writing Templates

blue bullet point Unique Sword Templates: Are you looking for a creative writing idea that involves your students writing a myth or legend?

blue bullet point This creative writing set includes final draft templates for students to write on that are in the shape of a knight's sword.

blue bullet point My students have enjoyed the challenge of writing their own myth, but when I combined this activity with these sword writing templates, they became even more engaged and excited about this creative writing assignment.

blue bullet point These sword templates are an ideal resource to use along with novels that have a castle, knight, or medieval theme in them. These templates would also work well with a Middle Ages social studies unit of study.

blue bullet point For students who are often reluctant about writing stories, I have found that my students enjoyed this writing topic, especially when they get to complete their final drafts on templates that are shaped like a knight's sword.

blue bullet point They enjoy coloring and designing their swords and their finished sword projects make a colorful and eye catching classroom bulletin board display.

blue bullet point This Writing Myths Lesson Plans is a complete set of teaching resources that will guide your students into writing their own myth or legend.

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes:

  • Introducing Writing Myths and Legends Classroom Display Set
  • Teacher Directions
  • Assembling Directions
  • Idea Swords (Idea Web)
  • First Draft Writing Worksheets
  • Final Draft Sword Templates
  • 2 Final Draft Color Sword Templates
  • Grading Rubric
  • 5 Page Bulletin Board Banner
  • 10 Helmet Bulletin Board Accent Pieces

blue bullet point Due to spelling differences in English, there are two separate sets of teaching resources. You can select the version that contains the spelling that is used in the country where you live. (Examples: color / colour and favorite / favourite)

Writing Myths and Legends: Classroom Display Set

Use this teaching resources set to introduce writing myths to your students.

How to Write a Myth Elementary Student Bulletin Board Display

blue bullet point This classroom display set includes 20 pages of printable teaching resources (5 display swords) that will help you introduce writing myths to your students.

blue bullet point You can display these writing prompt swords at the front of your classroom, or you can create a clasroom bulletin board display using these sword displays.

blue bullet point There are 5 sets of display swords for you to use in introducing each aspect of a myth that you want your students to think about as they are writing their own myths.

blue bullet point These 5 display swords are the same size and shape as the student templates and each sword measures 31 inches in length and 9 inches in width.

blue bullet point Sword Display 1: Setting

  • When does the story take place?
  • Where does the story take place?
  • How will your setting capture the reader's interest?
  • How will the setting help you set the mood for your story?
Writing about settings for Myths elementary students

Writing about Settings for Myths and Legends

Writing about Settings for Myths and Legends Creative Writing

How to Write a Myth Setting Example

blue bullet point Below are smaller examples of the other 4 myth swords that are included in this Writing Myths lesson plans resource set.

blue bullet point Sword Display 2: Characters

  • What is the character's name?
  • What does the character look like?
  • What does the character act like?
  • What are your character's strengths and weaknesses?
  • What special strengths or abilities does the character have?
  • What challenge will the character have to face?

blue bullet point Sword Display 3: Mythical Beast

  • What will you call the beast in your story?
  • What will the beast look like?
  • What will the beast act like?
  • What powers will the beast have?
  • Where does the beast live?
  • What makes this beast unusual?

blue bullet point Sword Display 4: Story Climax

  • How does the hero/heroine find the beast?
  • What happens when the hero/heroine finds the beast?
  • Describe the conflict between the beast and the hero/heroine.
  • Does the hero/heroine have any special help in solving the problem?
  • Is the climax the most exciting part of your story?

blue bullet point Sword Display 5: Ending

  • Who wins the struggle?
  • How was the problem solved?
  • What happened to the hero/heroine?
  • Does the hero/heroine receive a reward?
Writing Myths Character Example for Elementary Students

Writing Myths Mythical Beast Example for Elementary Students

Writing Myths Story Climax Example for Elementary Students

Writing Myths Story Ending Example for Elementary Students

Writing Myths Lesson Plans For Creative Writing

Above: Bulletin board display of the five Myth Display Swords


Sword Creative Writing Projects For Your Students

Teacher Directions Worksheets:

blue bullet point There is a set of directions and ideas for teachers to use in this Writing Myths lesson plans set. Below is an example of the teacher directions worksheet.

Writing Myths and Legends Teacher Directions Page

Assembling Directions Worksheets:

blue bullet point There is an assembling directions worksheet for you to give your students on how to assemble these sword templates. There are also directions written on each of the worksheet templates. Below is an example of the assembling directions worksheets.

Writing Myths and Legends Student Directions Page

Idea Web Worksheets:

blue bullet point I have found that it is helpful for my students to start their creative writing assignments by beginning with an idea web. My students do not have to write in complete sentences in their idea webs, they are just concerned with mapping out the major elements of their stories. By using an idea web, this also helps my students to break their stories into paragraphs.

blue bullet point Below are examples of the Idea Swords worksheets that you will find in this Writing Myths lesson plans set. The idea webs are in the shape of swords.

blue bullet point I have provided writing prompts and ideas inside each of the four swords to help guide students in planning their setting, main character, mythical beast, climax, and ending of their stories (left worksheet). These are the same prompts that are in the large display set.

blue bullet point If you do not want to use these writing prompts, there is a second version of this worksheet with blank idea swords (right worksheet).

Writing Myths and Legends Creative Writing Idea Webs

First Draft Worksheets:

blue bullet point For creative writing assignments, I believe that it is important for students to go through the writing process. This process begins with their idea webs and is completed when students publish their work by completing their final draft sword templates.

blue bullet point For this reason, my students never begin this creative writing assignment by writing on their final draft sword templates, instead they write on first draft worksheets. Then, they edit and revise their work on their own, with a partner, or in individual writing conferences with me.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the first draft writing worksheets that are included in this Writing Myths lesson plans set. The lines on these 2 first draft worksheets match the lines and spaces on the final draft sword templates.

Writing Myths and Legends Creative Writing First Draft Worksheets

Sword Creative Writing Templates For Your Students:

blue bullet point After students have edited and revised their first drafts, you should give them their final draft sword templates.

blue bullet point There are 4 templates that are glued together to form a large medieval sword.

blue bullet point The sword project measures 31 inches in length and 9 inches in width.

blue bullet point These 4 templates have thick border lines around them, so they are easy for students to cut and assemble their sword projects themselves.

blue bullet point Below is an example of the final draft sword templates that you will find in this Writing Myths lesson plans set.


Knight Sword Handle Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets

Knight Sword Myth Creative Writing Templates and Worksheets

Writing Myths and Legends Sword Creative Writing Project Templates Elementary Students

Above: Example of an assembled sword creative writing project.

Color Sword Templates:

blue bullet point As I am introducing this writing assignment to my students, I like to begin by sharing my myth with my students. I model my idea web and then I read my myth to my students.

blue bullet point At the front of the classroom, I display examples of what the final draft sword templates look like. By providing a visual example at the very beginning of this activity, my students know what their myth creative writing assignments will look like when they have completed all of the steps in the writing process.

blue bullet point I have included 2 different colored sword templates for you to use as visual examples to show your students so that you don't have to spend time coloring these sword templates yourself.

Writing Myths Color Writing Templates and Worksheets

Grading Rubric:

blue bullet point This set of teaching resources includes a grading rubric. I believe that it is important for students to evaluate their own work, so my grading rubric contains both a student assessment and a teacher assessment component.

blue bullet point When the students grade their work, they color in the faces. When the teacher assessess the work, the teacher circles the small numbers in each box beside the faces.

blue bullet point There are two different grading rubrics included in this set to choose from. The first one contains wording similar to the words inside the sword idea webs (left worksheet). The second grading rubric contains wording that is generic and would fit any creative writing assignment (right worksheet).


Writing Myths and Legends Grading Rubric

Bulletin Board Display Banner:

blue bullet point Finally, I know that it takes teachers a lot of valuable time to assemble their bulletin board displays. Many teachers spend hours of time cutting out large display letters or making a banner on their own at home on their computer.

blue bullet point This time is valuable and better spent on developing your classroom curriculum and grading papers, so I have designed a matching 5 page banner for your bulletin board display.

blue bullet point If you have access to a laminating machine, you can laminate your banner so that it is durable and you can use it again next year.


Knight Sword Myth and Legends Creative Writing Bulletin Board Display Banner

(5 printable worksheets that are glued together to form a bulletin board display banner.)

Bulletin Board Accent Pieces:

blue bullet point This Writing Myths lesson plans set includes 10 helmet bulletin board accent pieces to help you to decorate your classroom bulletin board display.

Writing Myths and Legends Bulletin Board Display Ideas

Lesson Plan Display for Writing Myths Knight Helmets

Writing Myths and Legends Elementary School Students Display

Above: This photograph shows examples of the student sword templates,
the bulletin board display banner, and the helmet accent pieces.



Sword Creative Writing Templates For Myths, Knights, Castles, Middle Ages, and Medieval Times Themes and Units

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A Knight's Sword Creative Writing Templates


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