Click on the links below for downloadable hands-on activities for a variety of school grade levels.
Resources What is Big Writing? Big Writing is an approach to teaching writing and raising writing standards that focuses on: The importance of TALK and oral rehearsal Accurate basic skills — spelling, punctuation, grammar and handwriting.
Regular and meaningful assessment and target setting. High expectations for all pupils.
Giving writing a purpose and making it fun! How Does Big Writing Work? The text type or genre to be written. The stimulus or purpose for writing.
Big Writing provides schools with a framework for teaching the two HOWs through lively, fun, focused activities and a weekly opportunity for children to apply their skills in an extended writing task.
The four basic skills that children must draw upon with increasing automaticity and fluency in their writing are: In Big Writing it is taught through V. Vocabulary — The range of vocabulary the child has and can use, including ambitious vocabulary Wow Words!
The length of time a class spends on their Big Write depends on their age but all follow the same routine when preparing for it: Talk homework the night before — for children to discuss and prepare mentally what they are going to write about First half of their Big Write — fast, fun work on correct use of vocabulary, connective, sentence openers and punctuation V.
This is also a great oppurtunity for pupils to use and apply previously taught grammar to gain increasing accuracy and understanding.
The OWCS is designed to enable accurate, objective summative assessment of writing and to identify the next steps for a child in order for them to make progress. Each Standard sets out a number of criteria against which children are assesed. The strands of writing that the criteria are assessing are:This writing journal is designed for K-1 readers who have a basic understanding of letter-sound relationships.
It will help you teach long, short, and r-controlled vowel sounds, and provide practice with digraphs, blends, word families, and creative writing. Writing Paragraphs In writing, students begin by learning letters, then words, and finally sentences.
In time, students learn how to write a paragraph by taking those sentences and organizing them around a .
An ACT-authorized prep book, with three practice tests, each with an optional writing test, plus access to hundreds of additional questions online. Free Study Guide (PDF) Download a free preparation booklet with test information, complete practice tests with scoring keys, and a writing prompt.
The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched-based resource to improve student achievement.
SAS identifies six elements that impact student achievement: Standards, Assessments, Curriculum Framework, Instruction, Materials & Resources, and Safe and Supportive Schools. Found a great free website that has great warm up activities, hope it's ok to share it:) 1 Like · Comment · Share Places Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia Educational Consultant Andrell Education Posts5/5(8).
With over 40 years experience between them, Andrell would like to introduce consultants and head of Andrell Education Australasia; Samantha Taylor and Wendy Allder. Sammy and Wendy are determined to share their excitement, passion and success of Big Write and VCOP.