Tips for the ‘Big Talk’
The Big Talk is based on the premise that, " If a child can't say it a child can't write it." Adults are models of language for their children. The Big Talk is a strategy for pupils who are not yet writers as well as a strategy to develop and enhance pupils' language skills. Big Write topics are sent home a term in advance. Parents and teachers initiate discussion around a different topic each week before pupils begin their weekly 'Big Write'.