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Keylinks Writing Launched

The new Key Links Writing programme was successfully launched 2 weeks ago in a series of afternoon teas with Jill Eggleton

held at six venues around New Zealand. You can read all about it on our Facebook page. This kit is available from Scholastic New Zealand and Scholastic Australia. Anybody interested in this resource outside Australasia can contact Tracy Strudley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . As part of the launch we are currently producing a video showing the programme in action within the classroom setting. A big thank you to Video Life for the magic they do when it comes to videoing our various resources. This video should be available before Christmas and we'll be loading it here on our site. 

Rob Southam, Sales Manager of Scholastic New Zealand was absolutely delighted, firstly with the response to the launch, and secondly wth the response to the programme itself, quoting up to 60% of attendees had taken up the programme on first glance.

Students had a blast

I loved the fluency and oral language pieces. The students had a blast reading the “wow” words and illustrative texts. This really made an impact on my readers oral fluency. I observed them reading with more expression. I appreciated the in depth phonics connections in each story. The students really seemed to grasp the phonics portion and the writing connection.  Overall I loved the program. I would definitely recommend it to elementary schools.

Julie Heckmann
First Grade Teacher
Farmington, MN