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Big Writing
 

Big Writing

A whole-school approach to raising standards in writing

Big Writing

A whole-school approach to raising standards in writing

Big Writing is a methodology that is highly enjoyable and motivating and – when done right – has an immediate impact for all children.

Oxford University Press have teamed up with Andrell Education to bring all schools easy access to this proven and effective methodology with the new edition of the popular Big Writing handbooks.

You can use Project X to support your Big Writing teaching. Big Writing helps children learn how to write, whilst the Project X characters and adventures give children lots of things to write about! The guide, Using Project X to support Big Writing Teaching will help you link the two programmes for maximum impact in the classroom. 

  • Develops higher level talk
  • Improves basic skills – grammar, punctuation and spelling
  • Ensures effective assessment and progressions
  • Creates a positive writing ethos
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Series contains:

  • Raising Writing Standards: A powerful and effective whole-school approach - a book with CD-ROM
  • Writing Voice and Basic Skills: The class teacher’s guide to Big Writing
  • Talk the Big Talk: Laying the foundations for Big Writing and beyond
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Big Writing Adventures

Big Writing Adventures

On a mission to raise standards in children's writing

Free resources and downloads

NFER Report - Summary (PDF)

A summary of the NFER report: Initial Evaluation of the Impact of Big Writing

NFER final report (PDF)

Read the full NFER report: Initial Evaluation of the Impact of Big Writing

VCOP Grammar booklet (PDF)

Download the free VCOP Grammar booklet

Demystifying Year 1 & 2 Grammar (PDF)

Download Demystifying Year 1 & 2 Grammar

Demystifying Year 3 & 4 Grammar (PDF)

Download Demystifying Year 3 & 4 Grammar

Demystifying Year 5 & 6 Grammar (PDF)

Download Demystifying Year 5 & 6 Grammar

It's all about talk, innit? (PDF)

Read Ros Wilson's article in Teach Primary (November 2013).

Writing Support from Oxford Owl

Pathways

Improving Writing Pathway

A unique four-step system to deliver effective school improvement. Available now on Oxford Owl

Ros Wilson discusses Big Writing (video)

Ros Wilson talks about writing voice and explains the meaning of VCOP, which is at the heart of Big Writing.

3 min 58 seconds

Pathways

Developing Early Writing Pathway

A unique four-step system to deliver effective school improvement. Available now on Oxford Owl

Ofsted, Outstanding Lessons and Big Writing (video)

Ros Wilson explains how Big Writing lessons closely meet the Department for Education’s ‘Standards for Teachers’.

7 min 51 sec

Assessment for Learning and Ensuring Progression through Big Writing (video)

Ros Wilson talks about how the Criterion Scale for Writing helps teachers to empower pupils to make progress in their writing.

5 min 26 sec

Pathways

Grammar Pathway

A unique four-step system to deliver effective school improvement. Available now on Oxford Owl

Oxford Owl

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