Transform student writing skills
in Years 3—8

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A data-driven approach supports you to transform writing skills


Writing Legends supports a transformation in the teaching and learning of writing in Years 3—8. The platform provides fun, online engaging writing activities, supported by a data-driven approach to help better recognise and address skills gaps in students of all abilities.

Writing Legends has a wealth of tool in its program to sit alongside your classroom resources and help you to develop your students' writing and get them writing for fun, and at a higher standard.

Created by teachers for teachers, Writing Legends transforms students’ written work and:

  • Improves student writing standards through fun, online writing prompts to use in writing practice
  • Supports differentiation with curriculum-aligned persuasive writing activities
  • Provides powerful insights to assess and track progression
  • Celebrates creativity and recognises student writing

With a wealth of fun and engaging online writing activities,Writing Legends is supported by a data-driven approach to help teachers get every student in Years 3—8 writing at a higher standard.

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A data-driven approach to the teaching and learning of writing

Writing Legends supports a data-driven approach to enhance opportunities for Years 3—8 teachers to efficiently and effectively focus on student needs by zoning in on high impact learning experiences.

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With Writing Legends teachers are provided with:

Hundreds of inspiring writing prompts for kids and practice with at level exemplars

Access to live data designed to increase teachable moments

Detailed spelling and vocabulary data analytics

A wealth of online tools to facilitate and enhance feedback

Students learn in an environment that:

Engages students of all abilities to try a fun new writing challenge

Provides writing exemplars and encouragement from leading authors

Allows them to interact within a supportive community of writers

Recognises their creativity and writing skills and publish their stories online

For School Principals and Heads of Department, Writing Legends:

Ensures a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of writing

Offers a safe online learning environment for students

Is easy to implement and supports remote teaching

Subscriptions provide outstanding value for money for schools

Key features of Writing Legends:

  • 60 writing process and pratice activities across a wide range of writing types.
  • Annotated exemplars help teachers and students to deconstruct the writing process.
  • The platform’s ‘student reply’ feature gives teachers a view of how students craft stories to encourage and reward reflection.
  • Individual and vocabulary analysis helps teachers to simplify the management of teaching writing.

  • With Quick Writes story starter activities, writing is not expected to be perfect, and makes writing fun for all students, regardless of their skill level so even the most reluctant students can join in.
  • Activity podcasts showcase example responses and provide analysis on the positive elements of students responses.
  • Students benefit from learning to write across a wide range of writing types.

  • Over 60 activities that assist teachers in the management of the writing process from Plan & Draft to Edit & Publish.
  • Provide and support structures to enable the transition from dependent to independent.
  • Located on the main student page and Additional Activities.

  • Teachers are able to replay student responses and view exactly how students constructed their writing.
  • Enables teachers to encourage and reward student reflection and editing, as opposed to simply assessing the finished output.

  • Vocabulary is analysed and showcased in a variety of ways at both a student and class level.
  • Writing Legends aims to expand students’ vocabulary. Studies consistently show the strong correlation between vocabulary and written skills.

Learn more about Writing Legends

Watch part one: Getting Started with Writing Legends

Video duration: 58m 43s

Watch part two: Effective Strategies using Writing Legends

Video duration: 34m 19s

From the makers of Storyathon and created by teachers for teachers

Paul Grover


was a high school English Coordinator for over 20 years prior to becoming a lecturer at Charles Sturt University. Paul has written a range of English textbooks and online teaching and learning resources.

Anita Knight


is a New Zealand primary school teacher with almost 30 years’ experience. Currently a Year 5 and 6 teacher, she has taught in New Zealand, England, China and Singapore.


Craig Kemp


is a New Zealand born teacher and leader with experience from Year 2-10. Craig now works as an EdTech consultant supporting schools globally with the authentic and purposeful integration of technology to support learning.

Shane Hill


was a teacher for eleven years prior to creating programs such as Mathletics, Spellodrome, Skoolbo and the da Vinci Decathlon.




Here's what teachers have to say:


Writing Legends is just amazing – what a credit to you and the team! My students are just loving it and I love how you have provided such detailed writing support materials. As Digital Technologies coordinator and a classroom teacher I am very particular about the products I ask our large staff to invest time into. As a classroom teacher it is so hard to find, at level/appropriate, exemplars. Writing Legends has this feature in abundance – with such quality. Your writing platform is outstanding!
Mellisa Manuel, Warragul North Primary School (VIC)

Students enjoyed having a variety of topics and different requirements i.e. story starter, email, background story. They liked the different time and task requirements especially short and sharp activities.
Primary teacher (VIC)

My class and I have really enjoyed using Writing Legends. Several of the features were able to gain student's interest and the majority of my class worked very well with it. Features such as the word clouds, being able to share student work, having 4 'starter' topics for each week that had a different element was really useful and I used them a lot.
Primary teacher (TAS)

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Outstanding value for money for schools

The Annual Student Licence fee is $10. However, orders placed in 2020 and receive a once-off multi-year Perpetual Student Licence for $11.50 which grants access from years 3 to 8. Minimum school order is 10+ students. Money-back guarantee if not completely satisified.

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