Year 5 Term 2
Fiction: Myths, legends, parables & fables
Objective 11
Resource Title
  Monster Motel
Type of Resource
  Link to Kids on the Net
  Monster Motel    
  An imaginary house full of monsters created by children. There are descriptions of hundreds of monsters that inhabit the various rooms. These can be used to create fables, legends and myths.  
URL of project


Downloadables available
Downloadable worksheets

Word file: Monster portraits
PDF file: Monster portraits
Word file: Create a monster
PDF file: Create a monster
Word file: Monster recipes
PDF file: Monster recipes


In the Classroom

Write a portrait character of a monster to feature in a myth etc.
Base a revamped traditional tale on a monster from the motel.

Online activities, instructions or forms
  Send monster descriptions to the site  
URL of online activities  
Summary - extended information in notes or worksheets
  Write an instant monster story online  
Extension activities URL
Linked activities
  See other character portraits in Kids' Castle  
Keywords for extensions: Adaptations for different age groups and abilities, special needs
  Take a novel / myth featuring a monster and write a detailed character description of it  

NLS framework objective (Year)
NLS framework objective (Term)
NLS framework objective (Number)
NLS framework objective (Name)
  To write own versions of legends, myths and fables, using structures and themes identified in reading  
Year group(s) UK - Starting Year group range
Ending year group range

Curriculum Links
  English, Literacy, Art, Technology  
ICT Skills

Web browsing
Web form

Teacher experience level
Length of time required
  Various, depending on activities   
Resources required
  Internet Ready PC, Selection of Myths and Legends  




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