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Descriptosaurus: Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8-14
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 19 March 2013
Not sure about pupils 'blank page' sydrome...it's perfect for those days when I have 'blank mind' sydrome!

This will really encourage their creative writing by breaking down the process of grammar (verb, noun and adjectives) and getting the phrases right. A totally dip-in-out reference book I will always have handy by the flip chart. Highly recommended for narrative writing in KS2 and probably above.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 23 December 2013
This book definitely deserves five stars. I bought this book and put another two in the basket so I would have a variety of teaching resources at hand for creative writing; however, I soon found out that, without doubt, this is the definitive guide for creating some of the best work I have ever marked. Landscapes, place, characters and features are expertly crafted into sections which are then phrased by nouns, adjectives and verbs. Sample sentences are another key feature which allows all this fantastic language work to be threaded together.

I cannot speak more highly of this gem of a book. It's not just for teachers. Anyone can access the materials in this book - the possibilities are endless!

What's more, there's a CD with all of the resources on too. As you can probably tell, I am really pleased with this book. You won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 3 July 2014
Love this book, very inspirational for creative writing. I bought this book for my nine year old daughter, and it has been very supportive towards her class work and learning, in fact I would like to be able to write so descriptively myself, and it is great for kick starting the imagination. One of the best books I have ever purchased for my daughter, and I would definitely recommend.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 6 November 2013
I am a KS2 year 6 teacher in a highly academic school. This book provides me with endless ideas for both Writing and Vocabulary lessons. It really is well worth buying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 11 July 2013
As a teacher, I would love to see all classrooms have a resource like this for the teacher to dip into for creative writing lesson planning, and as a support for students who are running low on ideas.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 3 March 2014
This is great for aiding creative writing! If your kids need help to think of more imaginative words, phrases or sentences, this book will really help. I really recommend this for parents and teachers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2014
I knew what to expect of this book after I read the review.
My child enjoys the book and believes her English writing has improved.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 June 2014
I bought this for my 8 years old son to learn essay writing the descriptions are very useful for the atmosphere and character settings
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 12 April 2015
You do need to support the children with how to use the phrases appropriately but since I started using this my year sixes have become adept at afapting the phrases as models for their own and their narrative writing has improved significantly! Love it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 6 May 2013
I cannot recommend this book highly enough...especially to all upper school primary teachers and early secondary. Great ideas, excellent vocabulary on a wide range of topics.
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