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Descriptosaurus: Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14 Hardcover – 5 Mar 2013

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (5 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415640865
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415640862
  • Product Dimensions: 21.1 x 2 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
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"There is just so much in this phenomenal book that I can't do it justice here - you need to take a look for yourself - creative writing lessons will be transformed and pupil confidence and ability extended." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch

About the Author

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


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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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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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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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Wonderful book, really comprehensive tool for writing creatively and easy to use. Both my 6 and 9 year old have found their way around this, and have written some fine work taking snippets from various places to produce some excellent poems and comprehension pieces. Love it.
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Great book! Love the idea of putting up all the possible nouns, adjectives, adverbs, phrases etc that you could use under a particular topic - eg forests. Really helps spell these ideas out for students with ESL or with learning difficulties. Good revision tool for others also. Also, its fun!
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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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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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This is a brilliant book and has massively helped with my 9 year old son. I was finding it hard to support him to make his writing more creative and fun. This book has everything you need to improve their creative writing skills.
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