Download PDF by Alison Wilcox: Descriptosaurus: Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14

By Alison Wilcox

Reviews of the 1st edition

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

Sue Cowley, bestselling writer, instructor and instructor trainer

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

Literacy occasions 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 fashionable day classroom... fantastic!’

 Emma Palastanga, basic deputy head

‘The... book/CD, should be so valuable to academics who're suffering to think about other ways to claim issues and should improve their making plans and instructing. As a school room source it is going to be invaluable.’

Elaine Smitheman, basic college teacher


Now to be had with a CD-ROM for school room use, Descriptosaurus is the 1st ebook for artistic writing that could be a thematic growth of a dictionary and a glossary. It offers young children with a entire source with which to extend their descriptive vocabulary, test with language and sentence constitution and building up narratives dependent round the following parts: Settings – landscapes, settlements and surroundings, Characters – visual appeal, feelings and character, and Creatures – visual appeal, talents and habitats.

New positive factors for the second one variation include:

  • IWB appropriate CD-ROM containing the entire major parts of the book

  • New VCOP coverage

  • Expanded assurance of adverbs and connectives

  • New making plans sheets to aid young 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 little ones in and out the study room as to the assets they required to encourage and help them with their writing. For reluctant writers or these confronted with clean web page syndrome, it presents crucial beginning issues to inspire placing pen to paper. utilizing Descriptosaurus won't merely motivate young ones, it's going to construct their self assurance and dramatically enhance the content material in their writing.

This is a perfect source for all KS2 fundamental and KS3 secondary English lecturers, literacy coordinators and fogeys willing to help their teenagers’ artistic writing. it'll additionally make a great school room publication for PGCE scholars, really fundamental PGCE with English specialism.

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