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

Assistance for Schools and Families in Australia

These are extraordinary times and the pressure on everyone is immense. We would like to summarise our Assistance for Schools and Families response to Coronavirus. Assistance for Schools Free access to our new Writing Legends program (usually $16.50) for 8 to 14 year olds through to July 31, 2020. Writing Legends is particularly helpful for engaging students and works … Read more Assistance for Schools and Families in Australia

Assistance for Schools and Families in New Zealand (NZ)

These are extraordinary times and the pressure on everyone is immense. We would like to summarise our Assistance for Schools and Families response to Coronavirus. Assistance for Schools Free access to our new Writing Legends program for 8 to 14 year olds through to July 31, 2020. Writing Legends is particularly helpful for engaging students and works well … Read more Assistance for Schools and Families in New Zealand (NZ)

Assistance for Schools and Families in the United Kingdom

These are extraordinary times and the pressure on everyone is immense. We would like to summarise our Assistance for Schools and Families response to Coronavirus. Assistance for Schools Free access to our new Writing Legends program (usually £8.50) for 8 to 14 year olds through to July 31, 2020. Writing Legends is particularly helpful for engaging students and works … Read more Assistance for Schools and Families in the United Kingdom

Assistance for Schools and Families in the United States (US)

These are extraordinary times and the pressure on everyone is immense. We would like to summarise our Assistance for Schools and Families response to Coronavirus. Assistance for Schools Free access to our new Writing Legends program (usually $11.50 USD) for 8 to 14 year olds through to July 31, 2020. Writing Legends is particularly helpful for engaging students in … Read more Assistance for Schools and Families in the United States (US)

Assistance for Schools and Families in Canada

These are extraordinary times and the pressure on everyone is immense. We would like to summarise our Assistance for Schools and Families response to Coronavirus. Assistance for SchoolsFree access to our new Writing Legends program (usually $15.50 CAD) for 8 to 14 year olds through to July 31, 2020. Writing Legends is particularly helpful for engaging students in writing … Read more Assistance for Schools and Families in Canada

What are some of the biggest challenges students face in learning writing?

Anything of significance that we do (especially new or difficult things) requires a lot of us. Oftentimes, this is far more than we realize or even care to admit.  The challenge with new or difficult activities  To take on a new or difficult activity requires motivation, a clear idea of how the activity benefits us … Read more What are some of the biggest challenges students face in learning writing?