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Big Writing: Talk the Big Talk: Laying the Foundations for Big Writing and Beyond

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:  £37.00

ISBN: 978-0-19-838894-4
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Paperback: 104 pages
Dimensions: 297x210mm

Availability: In stock.

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"If a child can't say it, a child can't write it." 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. Talk the Big Talk includes a wealth of ideas for promoting quality talk in classrooms and beyond.


  • Big Writing teaches children how to write and how to write better
  • Includes an overview of the importance of talk in education and beyond
  • Contains a wealth of ideas for promoting talk in the Foundation Stage
  • Includes practical tips for developing 'higher level' talk as a basis for writing
  • Features case studies that evidence the impact of 'Talking the Big Talk'

Available as part of these packs:

Big Writing Complete Pack

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