We have incorporated Big Writing into our Literacy curriculum to allow our children to develop their confidence and stamina for writing. Each week, children are given the opportunity to practice their ‘talking to write’ skills, using a chosen stimulus to engage children and give them a purpose to write. The children rehearse what they would like to write and then given a relaxed and comfortable environment to allow them to write as independently as possible.
Their piece of writing is completed in the child’s own ‘special’ Big Write book, fostering a pride in their writing and allowing the children to see their own progress in writing over the years. For more information, please click on the link below: http://www.andrelleducation.com/big-writing/.’
As well as building children’s writing skills, Big Writing gives mores opportunities for identifying any gaps to accurately inform the next steps in teaching and learning.