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Big Writing: Raising Writing Standards: A powerful and effective whole-school approach

A whole-school approach to raising writing standards

Ros Wilson

Suitable for:  ALL UK primary schools International schools Secondary schools for use at KS3

Price:  £70.98 +VAT

ISBN: 978-0-19-838893-7
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Pack: 156 pages
Dimensions: 297x210mm

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Big Writing: Raising Writing Standards

"If a child can't say it, a child can't write it." Big Writing is a teaching methodology in which pupils learn & develop the ideas, vocabulary and higher level grammatical structures needed to improve their writing almost entirely through talk. Raising Writing Standards explains Big Writing, including the importance of assessment and leadership.


  • Big Writing teaches children how to write and how to write better
  • Includes an explanation of the Big Writing methodology which includes Big Talk, the development of 'Writing Voice', through VCOP, and Basic Skills
  • Features invaluable assessment support, including the Big Writing Criterion Scale
  • Offers advice on effective leadership and creating a positive school ethos
  • Contains case studies that evidence the impact of Big Writing in schools
  • Includes a CD-ROM providing useful school policy documents, support for assessment and planning, further case studies and six short professional development videos featuring Ros Wilson
Age range 7-11

Available as part of these packs:

Big Writing Complete Pack

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