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Descriptosaurus: Fantasy





ISBN 9781138858756
Published May 12, 2016 by Routledge
274 Pages

 
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Book Description

Descriptosaurus: Fantasy builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and within the context of fantasy develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful, cinematic writing. This essential guide will enable children to take their writing to the next level. It incorporates the essential skills and creative devices that are used in other genres while extending to themes of battle, sieges, magic and mystery to unleash children’s imaginations.

This new system also provides a contextualised alternative to textbook grammar and will assist children in acquiring, understanding and applying the grammar required to improve their writing, both creative and technical.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

KEY ELEMENTS

PART A – SETTING

CHAPTER 1 HOOKS TO BUILD SUSPENSE

CHAPTER 2 PORTALS

CHAPTER 3 TUNNELS

PART B – FANTASY CHARACTERS

CHAPTER 4 HEIGHT & SHAPE

CHAPTER 5 HEAD & FACE 

CHAPTER 6 EYES

CHAPTER 7 MOUTH, TEETH & EARS

CHAPTER 8 HAIR & FACIAL HAIR

CHAPTER 9 HANDS & FINGERS

CHAPTER 10 VOICE

CHAPTER 11 CLOTHES & WEAPONS

PART C – MAGIC

CHAPTER 12 MAGICAL INSTRUMENTS & INGREDIENTS

CHAPTER 13 MAGICAL INTERACTION & REACTION

PART D – SIEGES & BATTLES

CHAPTER 14 ATTACKING A CASTLE, FORTRESS, OR WALLED CITY

CHAPTER 15 DEFENDING A CASTLE, FORTRESS OR WALLED CITY

CHAPTER 16 DAMAGE & DESTRUCTION

CHAPTER 17 BATTLE

CHAPTER 18 REACTION TO SIEGES & FIGHTING

CHAPTER 19 REACTION TO INJURIES, WOUNDS & PAIN

APPENDIX

PLANNING A FANTASY STORY

Plot Planning Sheet

Hero Planning Sheet

Villain Planning Sheet

Creature Planning Sheet

Fantasy Character Planning Sheet

Object Planning Sheet

S(C)IR - The Setting

S(C)IR - Magic

S(C)IR - Siege

S(C)IR - Battles

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Author(s)

Biography

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'.

Reviews

"The book incorporates the essential skills and creative devices that are used in other genres while extending to themes of battle, sieges, magic and mystery to unleash children’s imaginations. The outstanding feature of the books to me is the superb way in which they introduce a phenomenally wide vocabulary; a fundamental part of descriptive writing, but an area where inspiration can be sadly lacking - but not when these books are to hand! Fantasy is a hugely popular genre with young readers and the ideas in this book will really inspire them. A book not to be missed." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch