Descriptosaurus [NOOK Book]

Overview

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
  • ...
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Descriptosaurus

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203888209
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication date: 11/7/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 539 KB

Meet the Author

Alison Wilcox has extensive teaching experience throughout all the age groups in primary schools in England and Scotland. Colleagues describe her methods as 'innovative and inspirational to even the most reluctant of writers.'

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Settings 1

Landscapes 3

1 Forests and woods 5

2 Mountains 9

3 Caves 12

4 Beaches, islands, volcanoes and deserts 14

5 Ground and paths 19

6 Streams, rivers, lakes and waterfalls 23

7 Sea and waves 27

Settlements 31

8 Cities, towns and villages 33

9 Roads 36

10 Gardens 38

11 Buildings 42

12 Doors, halls, corridors and stairs 46

13 Rooms 49

Atmosphere 53

14 Time of day 55

15 Seasons 61

16 Rain, mist and fog 70

17 Wind, thunder and lightning 74

18 Smell and touch 78

19 Sound 84

Pt. 2 Characters 93

Appearance 95

20 Age, height and shape 97

21 Face 102

22 Eyes 107

23 Mouth, teeth, nose and ears 111

24 Hands and fingers 116

25 Hair and facial hair 118

26 Clothes 124

27 Voice 128

Emotions and personality 131

28 Excited, happy 133

29 Concentrating, determined 139

30 Sympathetic, caring 143

31 Relieved 146

32 Angry, aggressive, irritated, impatient 148

33 Cold, evil, sly, arrogant 156

34 Scared, frightened, timid 162

35 Nervous, shy, embarrassed 172

36 Sad, miserable 177

37 Tired 183

38 Pain 188

Pt. 3 Creatures 195

39 Parts, size, shape, colour and covering 197

40 Head 202

41 Eyes 205

42 Arms and legs 207

43 Wings and tails 211

44 Smell and sound 214

45 Movement 217

46 Habitat 219

47 Abilities and actions 221

48 Weapons and destruction 224

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