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Big Write and VCOP is designed to bring the fun back into writing, to make the children want to write and to be continuously challenged throughout the writing journey. Through games, activities, writing tasks, conversations and discussions, students will learn not only where their abilities lie in a fun and engaging way, but also the steps they need to take, in order to continue to improve.
Big Write and VCOP is a methodology for raising the standards in writing across all ages and ability levels throughout Australasia. It seeks to address the reasons why there are falling standards in writing. Based on the premise that ‘if they can’t say it, they can’t write it’, we scaffold the learning to allow children to become articulate thinkers and speakers, who will then become articulate writers. It is a differentiated approach suitable for pre-writers, all the way through secondary school. Underpinning the progress the students will achieve is the 'back to basics' approach of teaching the building blocks of writing through the use of the GHaSP method.
Big Write comes with a comprehensive, evidence-based assessment tool (linked to the Australian National Curriculum), that develops consistency and accuracy of writing assessment right across your school. The Student Friendly Criterion Scale empowers the children by allowing them to analyse where their skill set lies, and specifically what steps they need to take in order to move forward.
Big Talk for Pre-Writers
We are pleased to announce the release of our exciting new professional development session focused solely on supporting children who are not yet writing.
Check out our 'Latest News'.
Revised Criterion and Student Friendly Scales
The Australian Criterion and Student Friendly scales have been updated to rev6.0.
Available online here.
New Literacy App
'Think Quick' is a rapid response literacy game designed to encourage the practise of: Parts of Speech, Word Families, Grammar, and General Knowledge.
Available for Apple or Android.