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This lesson focuses on a Norwegian folk “Halvar and the Trolls”. Pupils discuss and consider what makes a stories or a specific story interesting/exciting. This leads into a consideration of the sparsity of the text and how it could be developed by adding literary devices and where they might be best deployed.

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  1. Here is an example of a pupil’s redraft of the folktale after the LTE lesson. Following a lesson of discussion, pupils in a Greenwich school, were invited to reimagine the folk tale adding more detail to the sparse descriptions found in the original text.

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