Storyathon Term 3 – A New Theme

Term 3  Storyathon is underway. Your challenge is to write a story that is exactly 100 words on the theme: Australia and/or New Zealand today. We’re looking forward to seeing the wonderful stories that the students come up with! Student Writing Period goes through to Wednesday 9 September. Storyathon remains a free event. Storyathon is … Read more Storyathon Term 3 – A New Theme

How Writing Legends supports a data-driven approach and why this matters

How are teachers currently measuring the effectiveness of their student curriculums? Let’s say that Grade 5 English scores are down at the moment, for example. This may be difficult for teachers to resolve because there may be many factors that affect the score. What if teachers could be supported with a digital tool that enables … Read more How Writing Legends supports a data-driven approach and why this matters

Storyathon – Term 2 Winning Stories

Students created over 20,000 stories on Term 2 Storyathon “A Different World – Living in Lockdown”. It has provided tremendous insight into how children across various ages and locations have responded to the incredibly challenging times. The insights have received considerable media attention as well. The Weekend Australian published 20 – 21 June 2020: Lockdown locks in new … Read more Storyathon – Term 2 Winning Stories

Storyathon deadline today

The writing prompt above is the current Storyathon theme. The deadline for submission is today, 17 June. Please encourage your students to proofread and edit their creations. Haven’t started creating yet? It’s not too late. On average, students spend 23 minutes creating their stories. Why stop at one story?Many students create multiple stories. They can submit up … Read more Storyathon deadline today

Writing creates writers!

Last week we celebrated the milestone of 20 million words written on Writing Legends! We feel that this component will be of tremendous benefit to both teachers and students. We are proud to have had such a positive impact in only three months since launch. One thing that concerns us is that we are seeing a significant … Read more Writing creates writers!

Annotated exemplars support student writing

An exemplar is, by definition, one that serves as a model or example. When teachers are explaining concepts and ideas related to writing, there are times when lessons may not go as planned. Some students may find it difficult to understand the issues discussed or require more assistance. This may not always be possible depending … Read more Annotated exemplars support student writing

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

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