New PDF release: Descriptosaurus: Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14

By Alison Wilcox

Reviews of the 1st edition

"This e-book is a treasure trove of descriptive language... hugely steered for either lecturers and fogeys. I want I’d had a duplicate of this ebook whilst i used to be a whole time English instructor! put money into a replica at the present time; you’ll be completely happy you did."

Sue Cowley, bestselling writer, instructor and instructor trainer

"Help to banish 'blank web page syndrome' for ever, with this leading edge book... Created by means of instructor, Alison Wilcox, this inspirational e-book will construct kid's self belief of their writing ability."

Literacy instances Plus

"A genuine ‘godsend’ to hard-pressed lecturers, mom and dad and pupils."

Denis Hayes, writer of Foundations of basic Teaching


Reviews of the second one edition

‘...the addition of the CD is ideal for the trendy day classroom... fantastic!’

 Emma Palastanga, fundamental deputy head

‘The... book/CD, could be so beneficial to academics who're suffering to think about other ways to assert issues and may increase their making plans and educating. As a lecture room source it will likely be invaluable.’

Elaine Smitheman, fundamental university teacher


Now on hand with a CD-ROM for school room use, Descriptosaurus is the 1st publication for artistic writing that could be a thematic growth of a dictionary and a glossary. It offers childrens with a accomplished source with which to extend their descriptive vocabulary, scan with language and sentence constitution and increase narratives dependent round the following parts: Settings – landscapes, settlements and surroundings, Characters – visual appeal, feelings and character, and Creatures – visual appeal, skills and habitats.

New positive aspects for the second one variation include:

  • IWB appropriate CD-ROM containing all of the major components of the book

  • New VCOP coverage

  • Expanded assurance of adverbs and connectives

  • New making plans sheets to assist little ones organise and constitution descriptions

  • Character playing cards, video games and mountain pyramid vocabulary builders

The Descriptosaurus model was once created and subtle over a couple of years because of suggestions from youngsters in and out the school room as to the assets they required to motivate and help them with their writing. For reluctant writers or these confronted with clean web page syndrome, it offers crucial beginning issues to motivate placing pen to paper. utilizing Descriptosaurus won't in simple terms motivate teenagers, it's going to construct their self assurance and dramatically increase the content material in their writing.

This is a perfect source for all KS2 fundamental and KS3 secondary English academics, literacy coordinators and fogeys prepared to aid their teenagers’ inventive writing. it can additionally make a great school room ebook for PGCE scholars, quite fundamental PGCE with English specialism.

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