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 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 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

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

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

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

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


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