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By we, I of course mean me Sunday, 20 February Big Rant about Big Writing This article has been updated since I wrote it after Ros Wilson contacted me via Twitter, I am editing the post to incorporate her comments and will state again that these are my personal views.
The green text indicates changes I have made. The grounded opinions I express are simply that. Many schools state that it is improving writing.
It is a question of belief, however, as Big Writing is a set of principles which is not underpinned by any specific educational theory.
It has not been subject to academic or peer review and there is no recognised research on its efficacy. As such the word "current" should be ignored. I don't know if there is any more recent research, only that there was none up to this point] If you would like to find out more about Big Writing, the Andrell Education website is the source of all information.
A quick google will find you lots of resources, discussion and testimony from people using Big Writing. However, Ros Wilson suggests you take this further and light a candle and play Mozart while the children write.
I like Advent candles, divali lights and menorahs. You need Maths all the time. Writing is just writing. Keep writing real, give it a purpose, give it an audience.
My knowledge of what Ros Wilson says is based purely on Big Writing training materials and my experience of using them. The alleged "Mozart Effect" was the interpreted result of one study which has never been replicated satisfactorily and we need to look at the bigger picture regarding music and intellectual development.
The only magic in Mozart is his flute. It stands for Vocabulary, Connectives, Openers and Punctuation. These are the elements that Big Writing deems to be core in learning to write.
The whole of grammar, syntax, punctuation, coherence and content is pared down to these four areas. The children who did this wrote in the most peculiar way. The writing was disjointed and repetitive. VCOP is a piecemeal way of teaching writing. It sticky tapes quick fixes over limited teaching.
Good openers are words like Firstly, suddenly, sadly. And are our expectations so low that we don't think they can understand this?
Ros Wilson states that this sort of "stulted purple prose" is not typical of children who have grasped the concepts of Big Writing, but may be seen in "emergent BW".
I should add that these are examples from Y6 writing. Maybe Big Writing was introduced late to these children and that is why they show a very limited grasp of the use of adverbs as openers. Perhaps then we should worry about Big Writing being introduced to children in late KS2, as their SATs writing may be peppered with this inappropriate use of language?
Or perhaps other ways of teaching writing would not result in these artificial constructs. Many Big Writers in Year 6 no longer know what an adjective is, or a noun or a verb.
VCOP may provide useful signposts, but it cannot and should not replace thorough teaching in different writing styles and genres and in the basics of language structure. The natural writer doesn't need VCOP, the struggling writer needs much more.Jul 01, · 1. Remember + -ing (gerund) for remembering past actions.
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DEFINITION/DIFFERENTIATION A paragraph is a basic unit of organization in writing in which a group of related sentences develops one main idea.
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