The well-being of our community – both teachers and students – is important to us. The ongoing situation is changing and many of you are experiencing the impact of this pandemic. Writing Legends is a comprehensive writing program containing hundreds of activities for students in years 3 to 6. As part of our Assistance for Schools response to Coronavirus, Writing Legends is provided free of charge through to July 31, 2020. The regular price is $11.50 (USD) per student.
Writing Legends is here to enhance opportunities for teachers to efficiently and effectively focus on student needs by zoning in on high impact learning experiences. This is aimed at students in years 3 to 6.
When teaching writing, how can technology be of greatest benefit? We set out to answer this question – Writing Legends is what we have come up with !
Assist writing processes
Writing Legends effectively guides learners through their writing development, providing prompts, tools and opportunities for timely feedback.
Model & support
Students benefit from seeing exemplars and having them deconstructed to show WHY they work well.
The overarching goal is to develop independent writers who are able to confidently create any text type, pitched at the appropriate audience.
Showcase every child’s greatness
Every piece of writing needs an audience and so there is value in creating an environment where each child’s best writing can shine.
Great educational technology helps teachers amplify their impact in the classroom.
Created with love by passionate teachers!
Paul was a high school English Coordinator for over twenty years, prior to becoming a lecturer at Charles Sturt University. Paul has written a range of English textbooks and online teaching & learning resources.
Anita is a NZ teacher who for over twenty years has taught students from age 4 to 14. Currently a Year 5 & 6 teacher, Anita has also taught in England, China and Singapore.
Craig is a New Zealand born teacher & leader with experience from Year 2 to 10. Craig now works as an EdTech consultant, supporting schools globally with the authentic and purposeful integration of technology to support learning.
Shane was a teacher in Australia and Canada for eleven years prior to inventing programs such as Mathletics, Spellodrome, Skoolbo, the da Vinci Decathlon and Storyathon. Collectively, these programs have been used by tens of millions of students.
Over two million words have been written on current writing activities. This is one of the most popular writing prompts – “The Door of Mystique”.
Over two million words have been written on current writing activities. This is one of the most popular writing prompts – “You’re Invited”.
“Thanks for providing this amazing resource – it is proving to be extremely invaluable during this extraordinary time. Much appreciated.”
Teacher – Melbourne, Australia
“Thank you so much for providing this free of charge for the moment. It has been so useful to be able to see what the children are writing while we are in lockdown here in New Zealand.”
Teacher – New Zealand
“My students have thoroughly enjoyed using Writing Legends and I have found it very beneficial as a teacher. The range of activities and types of writing is amazing! Thank you!
Year Six Teacher – New South Wales, Australia