This is not a sponsored post I was extremely fortunate to participate in a whole-school PD for the program and I would recommend that if you decide to begin using this program, you go down that route too, as it ensures all staff are PD'd the same way and it provides a great opportunity for lots of professional discussions to talk place once back at school. However, I also know that whole-school PDs are expensive and time consuming, so this isn't always possible. There are two altogether; Day 1 explains VCOP and its elements, what the BIG Write is and how to structure it and touches briefly on the assessment and marking side of things.
These are letters to friends and relations, or people you know well. Include telephone number and email if available Greeting — There are several variations that can be used depending on how well you know the person: Dear Mary, Hi Mary, Greetings Complimentary close — short comment, for example Love, Lots of love, With thanks, See you soon Typical layout of an informal letter Tips for writing good letters Make sure that they are well written.
It can be very annoying for someone to have to struggle to read handwriting. Always use your best and clearest handwriting. Make sure all your contact details are clearly written down at the top of the letter.
If they are not, then you might not get a reply. The correct address is essential. Think about what you want to say. If necessary make some notes on a separate sheet of paper first.
This will ensure that you do not forget anything. Think about to whom you are writing the letter. Use the right style of writing and language — formal or informal, business like or friendly.
Lay out your letter using paragraphs. This makes it easier for the reader. Letter of enquiry and letters providing information Suitable for KS2 school use These are formal letters and messages need to be precise and detailed, covering all the required information.
Two types of letters can be undertaken — a letter requesting information; and a reply providing it. Out in the Milky Way, there is an alien curious about Earth.
He writes a letter asking for information about liquids and gases. These do not exist on his planet and he finds it hard to understand what they are. Write a letter explaining what liquids and gases are. How do they work? What examples could be included?3 VCOP Games 1. Varying Sentence Openers The teacher gives children one way in which they must start a sentence, together with an example as a model.
Use our collection of writing ideas and resources to develop your children's writing skills. VCOP and Big Write is a teaching approach based on the research of Ros Wilson, an expert based in the UK.
It focuses on four main aspects of the writing process (VCOP) and provides children with the skills to improve their own writing through self-assessment. Creating a writing rubric helps students improve their writing skills by determining their areas of opportunity.
Writing Rubrics Samples of Basic, Expository, and Narrative Rubrics. Share Flipboard Email How to Create a Rubric for Student Assessment.
What Is a Rubric? 10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Writing. VCOP is a programme for helping students to develop their ‘writing voice’. Primarily through talk, students need to develop the process of ‘active construction’.
In kindergarten, this is basic research — and the skill of gathering information from different sources and using it in drawing, dictating, and writing to answer a question will set your kindergartner up for the three types of writing kindergartners learn, and for more advanced writing next year.