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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 11 November 2008
  • ISBN : 9781134033072
  • Page : 248 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus. It provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around the following areas: Settings – landscapes, settlements and atmosphers Characters – appearance, emotions and personality Creatures – appearance, abilities and habitats. This model was created as a result of feedback from children as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, Descriptosaurus provides useful starting points to encourage putting pen to paper. Using Descriptosaurus will not only inspire children, it will build their confidence and dramatically improve the content of their writing.

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Descriptosaurus

Descriptosaurus
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2008-11-11
  • ISBN : 9781134033072
DOWNLOAD BOOKDescriptosaurus

Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus. It provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around the following areas: Settings – landscapes, settlements and atmosphers Characters – appearance, emotions and personality Creatures – appearance, abilities and habitats. This model was created as a result of feedback from children as to the resources they required

Descriptosaurus Story Writing

Descriptosaurus Story Writing
  • Author : Alison Wilcox,Adam Bushnell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-11-29
  • ISBN : 9781000245967
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Descriptosaurus Story Writing provides a resource for younger pupils that will not only expand their descriptive vocabulary but also provide them with models that demonstrate ‘language in action,’ in a genre that is popular and familiar to children aged 5–9. Providing the essential building blocks to create a narrative text, alongside contexualised banks of vocabulary, phrases and sentence types, this book is designed to provide young pupils with the opportunity to see how a text is constructed using words, phrases and

Descriptosaurus

Descriptosaurus
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • ISBN : 9781317806431
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Reviews of the first edition "This book is a treasure trove of descriptive language... Highly recommended for both teachers and parents. I wish I’d had a copy of this book when I was a full time English teacher! Invest in a copy today; you’ll be glad you did." Sue Cowley, bestselling author, teacher and teacher trainer "Help to banish 'blank page syndrome' for ever, with this innovative book... Created by teacher, Alison Wilcox, this inspirational book will build

Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure

Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-20
  • ISBN : 9781317510994
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Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of adventure stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable children to take their writing to the next level, combine their descriptions of setting and character and show how the two interact. Children can then experiment with their own adventure stories, armed with the skills, techniques and

Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories

Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-08-27
  • ISBN : 9781317510949
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Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of ghost stories, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable children to take their writing to the next level, combine their descriptions of setting and character and show how the two interact. Children can then experiment with their own ghost stories, armed with the skills, techniques and

Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends

Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-01-26
  • ISBN : 9781317510918
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Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of myths and legends, develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable children to take their writing to the next level, combine their descriptions of setting and character and show how the two interact. Children can then experiment with heroes, gods and supernatural beings to create a legendary

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 3: Ruby Red

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 3: Ruby Red
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781000428827
DOWNLOAD BOOKDescriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 3: Ruby Red

You’ve heard of Little Red Riding Hood – now meet her cousin, Ruby Red, who makes the same journey through the forest to visit her granny. However, Ruby Red’s story takes a strange turn when she also meets a wolf in the forest. In grave danger, lost in the dark forest and sick from eating poisonous berries, Ruby learns the importance of listening to her parents, keeping her promises and not judging everyone by the actions of one member

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 1: The Ninjabread Girl

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 1: The Ninjabread Girl
  • Author : Adam Bushnell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • ISBN : 9781000428704
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The Gingerbread Man was rather a handful, but wait until you meet the Ninjabread Girl! With a "Hiiiiii-yaaaaa!" she runs away saying, "Run! Run! So fast like a twirl ... you can’t catch me, I’m the Ninjabread Girl!" Can the Ninjitsu Trainer catch her? What about the crocodile? Or the wolf? Can nothing stop her? On her journey, the Ninjabread Girl writes the story with the assistance of the spirit fox Kitsune and Punctua, the Fairy Godmother of Writing,

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Years 4-6: Jack and the Crystal Fang

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Years 4-6: Jack and the Crystal Fang
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781000428834
DOWNLOAD BOOKDescriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Years 4-6: Jack and the Crystal Fang

The only cure for a deadly plague sweeping the country is the crystal fang of a dragon that has terrorised the surrounding countryside for many years. Until now, the location of its den on Dragon Ridge Mountain has remained a mystery. In a race against time, Jack battles through a storm to reach the top of Dragon Ridge Mountain. With Merlin to guide him, Jack enters the dragon’s den and comes face to face with the monstrous beast. This

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 2: Captain Moody and His Pirate Crew

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 2: Captain Moody and His Pirate Crew
  • Author : Adam Bushnell
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-20
  • ISBN : 9781000428698
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Captain Christopher Moody, based on a real-life pirate, has always longed for adventure. So, when he finds a treasure map, he decides to find a crew, find the treasure and find the greatest adventure the world had ever seen! Meet some weird pirates, a spooky island and a fearsome sea monster in this epic tale. On his journey, Captain Moody writes the story with the assistance of Blackbeard the pirate and Punctua, the Fairy Godmother of Writing, to punctuate properly

Descriptosaurus Personal Writing

Descriptosaurus Personal Writing
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-30
  • ISBN : 1032105119
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Descriptosaurus Personal Writing provides young writers with an opportunity to link their personal lives and school experiences and gives writing a meaningful and personal context. It is a resource that will guide students to produce powerful and meaningful personal text and will dramatically improve the their writing.

Modelling Exciting Writing

Modelling Exciting Writing
  • Author : Adam Bushnell,Rob Smith,David Waugh
  • Publisher : Learning Matters
  • Release Date : 2018-10-29
  • ISBN : 9781526457202
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In order to teach writing effectively, teachers must be able to model writing effectively to children. The Primary National Curriculum sets challenging expectations for the teaching of writing. Children must master the process of composition, redrafting, editing and writing final pieces. Increased emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar may leave some teachers and trainee teachers lacking ideas for developing children's writing beyond transcription and into composition. It is important that they are able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, as

A Guide to School Attendance

A Guide to School Attendance
  • Author : Ben Whitney
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-05-07
  • ISBN : 9781135226817
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Improving school attendance remains a contentious topic and is a high priority for the DCFS, local authorities and schools. Thousands of sessions are missed every day; a waste of money, resources and, most of all, of opportunity. A school’s practice is now subject to scrutiny as never before, with targets and standard procedures required. A Guide to School Attendance provides a detailed practical guide for school leaders and managers, teachers, Education Welfare Officers and other attendance workers in schools

Shift to the Future

Shift to the Future
  • Author : Nicola Yelland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2006-11-06
  • ISBN : 9781135926533
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New technologies are dramatically changing the face of education and the nature of childhood itself. In Shift to the Future, Nicola Yelland examines the ways in which these technologies are reshaping the social, personal, and educational experiences of childhood, and explores the curricular revisions such changes demand. With a focus on the various information and communications technologies (ICTs) available to young students and the possibilities these ICTs offer for teaching and learning, Shift to the Future provides inspiring examples of

Descriptosaurus: Fantasy

Descriptosaurus: Fantasy
  • Author : Alison Wilcox
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-05-20
  • ISBN : 9781317511021
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Descriptosaurus: Fantasy builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and within the context of fantasy develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful, cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable children to take their writing to the next level. It incorporates the essential skills and creative devices that are used in other genres while extending to themes of battle, sieges, magic and mystery to unleash children’s imaginations. This