Big Writing is a teaching methodology in which pupils learn and develop the ideas, vocabulary and higher level grammatical structures needed to improve their writing almost entirely through talk. The key to Big Writing is “If a child can’t say it, a child can’t write it”.
Published through Oxford University Press, this book has been written as a practical guide on how to plan and teach ‘Big Writing’ in the classroom. It is aimed at the class teacher or English leader who has identified a need to raise writing standards.
This book includes:
- a clear summary of the Big Writing approach including key aspects such as Writing Voice, VCOP, Basic Skills and the Criterion Scale for assessment.
- an Action Plan to help teachers get started.
- a wealth of lively, practical ideas for implementing Big Writing in the classroom.
- six lessons for Quick Impact to help you make an immediate difference to pupils’ writing standards.