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Published: 16/10/2017
Y3 Y4 Y5 Y6 | Reading comprehension
8 pages

Mayan creation myth reading comprehension

A retelling of the Mayan creation myth 'The Hero Twins' in which football playing twins defeat the evil Lords of Death in the Underworld to become honoured and transformed into the Sun and the Moon. The story is written in three parts, with each part accompanied by comprehension questions. Can be used over successive lessons or weeks.      

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Lynne Kent, Teachit Primary EditorLynne Kent, Teachit Primary Editor
Thank you for letting us know how you used our resource and we are so pleased your children enjoyed it. Please share our website with your fellow teachers!
Posted on 28th February 2018
Judith CooperJudith Cooper
I used this resource as a small group activity over three sessions. It really made the children think and they enjoyed the story.
Posted on 13th February 2018

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