Supporting student writing activities – the podcast

How can teachers support  student writing activities?   One way to garner curiosity and spark new ideas is through a podcast. Let’s explore how this works within Writing Legends. The image above is from one of the writing activities offered. It’s called The Wolf’s Revenge. Students are asked to write an opening paragraph for a story. An  … Read more Supporting student writing activities – the podcast

How Spelling Analytics can assist in teaching writing

Following  our earlier post, Analysing student writing and determining common mistakes, we expand on some of the ideas about how teachers can analyse student writing further. If you are looking to identify trends in your students’ writing, how would this look like within Writing Legends?  In the teacher dashboard, you are able to see a portfolio … Read more How Spelling Analytics can assist in teaching writing

Analysing student writing and determining common mistakes

Are you looking to identify clear trends in your students’ writing? Would you like to gather data that can help you develop supporting activities to better target the teaching of spelling at both the class and individual level? We are unbelievably excited to announce the release of Spelling Analytics within Writing Legends. We feel this … Read more Analysing student writing and determining common mistakes

Activities for 18 Types of Writing

In an earlier post, we explored one sample writing activity – the Quick Write. Did you know that Writing Legends contains both Quick Write focus activities as well as Full Process Writes? We have 18 types of writing available. These include: Advertisements Diary and Blog Writing Information Texts Letter Writing and Invitations Persuasive Texts Reviews … Read more Activities for 18 Types of Writing

Sample activity – This is a Quick Write

What does a sample writing activity look like? This is a Quick Write. Each fortnight students are presented with four Quick Write focus activities. These are ideal lesson starters. Why? Above everything else, we want students to enjoy writing and thinking of new ideas. Quick Writes are environments where writing is not expected to be perfect. … Read more Sample activity – This is a Quick Write

Alex Lim: My journey promoting literacy

In the first of two articles about how some of the best and brightest emerging leaders are working to achieve literacy for all, we spoke with Jacob Olaoluwa Sule. Jacob is a 2019 honoree of the International Literacy Association (ILA)’s 30 under 30, an annual list that celebrates the rising innovators, disruptors and visionaries in … Read more Alex Lim: My journey promoting literacy

Ideas to help students write interesting stories

Storytelling is an effective way to enable students to become interested in writing in general. Often, teachers teaching language arts or literature, especially at the elementary level, face challenges on a number of levels.  Students may be disinterested. They may find it hard to get started with writing assignments. They may be easily distracted during … Read more Ideas to help students write interesting stories

Jacob Sule: My journey promoting literacy

How are some of the best and brightest emerging leaders working to achieve literacy for all? We thought it would be useful to hear about a few of these individual journeys. Literacy is fundamental to learning and an absolutely essential foundation of education. International Literacy Association (ILA)’s 30 under 30 is an annual list that … Read more Jacob Sule: My journey promoting literacy

Storyathon Term 1 Winners Australia and New Zealand

We are delighted to announce the winning stories for Term 1 Storyathon in Australia and New Zealand. There were almost 20, 000 entries and 70,000 student votes which was phenomenal given the disruption that everyone has been dealing with. It is wonderful to honor and enjoy the winning stories. However, it is the overall participation … Read more Storyathon Term 1 Winners Australia and New Zealand

How Writing Legends Can Help During School Closures

As a teacher facing school closures and remote learning at this time, are you looking for ways to engage your students in writing?  Many teachers need immediate support in getting things in place for their students. As part of our Assistance for Schools and Families ( in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and … Read more How Writing Legends Can Help During School Closures