Talk the Big Talk is made up of ideas for promoting talk in schools, tips for developing "higher level" talk for use with writing, and case studies' showing the effect the scheme has had on pupils and schools. Along with this, it offers an overview of the importance of talk in education, plusa summary of the language deprivation affecting many children. Writing Voice and Basic Skills: The class teacher's guide to Big Writing is drawn from the highly successful book, Strategies for Immediate Impact on Writing Standards (2003). It is designed to give an overview of the Big Writing approach and to provide practical tips and lesson ideas for teachersto use, adapt and extend according to their personal teaching style and the needs of their pupils. Big Writing: Raising Teaching Standards outlines the Big Writing approach both to raising standards in writing, and to improving levels of confidence and engagement amongst pupils and teachers. The book features a wealth of material, including an explanation of the Big Writing methodology,assessment support, advice on leadership and case studies demonstrating the impact of Big Writing. There is also a CD-ROM containing useful policy documents as well as further assessment support and case studies.