Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends  book cover
1st Edition

Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends

ISBN 9781138858718
Published February 4, 2016 by Routledge
274 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of myths and legends, 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, combine their descriptions of setting and character and show how the two interact. Children can then experiment with heroes, gods and supernatural beings to create a legendary story.

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

Table of Contents

Introduction  Key Elements  Part A - Setting  1. Hooks to Build Suspense  2. Objects  3. Journey  4. Mountains  5. Forests  6. Caves  7. Ruined Cities  8. Castles  Part B - Atmosphere and Suspense  9. Storms  Part C - Creatures - (SC-I-R)  10. Parts, Size and Shape  11. Head  12. Eyes  13. Arms and Legs  14. Wings and Tails  15. Smell and Sound  16. Habitat  17. Movement  18. Weapons/Attack  19. Interaction with and Reaction to Creature  20. Defeating the Creature  Appendix


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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'.


"This is an excellent series which really has the potential to revolutionise the teaching of descriptive writing - an area with which many pupils struggle." - Sarah Brew, Parents in Touch