Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 1: The Ninjabread Girl  book cover
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Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 1: The Ninjabread Girl

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ISBN 9781032040844
September 21, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
60 Pages 90 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

The Ninjabread Man was rather a handful but wait until you meet the Ninjabread Girl! With a Hiiiiii-Yaaaaa!!! she runs away saying, "Run! Run! So fast like a twirl… you can’t catch me, I’m the Ninjabread Girl!". Can the Ninjitsu trainer catch her? What about the crocodile? Or the wolf? Can nothing stop her?

On her journey, the Ninjabread Girl writes the story with the assistance of the Kitsuneand and Punctua, the Fairy Godmother of Writing, to punctuate properly and become a bestselling author.

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 1: The Ninjabread Girl is part of a short series of age specific, beautifully illustrated stories that can be read for pleasure and/or used as a contextualized resource, containing a step by step guide to teaching punctuation. The characters from each story are used to demonstrate a range of punctuation rules in a fun and engaging way appropriate to its age group. Areas covered include:

  • Formulating punctuation rules
  • The use of misconceptions to highlight common errors
  • Teaching tips to provide a punctuation model

It explores the impact of punctuation on reading, understanding, meaning and effect, and can be used as a basis for pupils’ own punctuation or included in their ‘Writer’s Toolkit. These new Descriptosaurus stories are an indispensable teaching aid for making punctuation fun for all Primary Teachers and Literacy Coordinators.

Table of Contents




CHAPTER 1 The Ninjabread Girl


CHAPTER 2 Meet the Characters

Section 1: The Ninjabread Girl

Section 2: Kitsune

Section 3: Punctua (Fairy Godmother of Writing)

CHAPTER 3 Editing a Story

Section 1: Writing and Editing Tips

Section 2: Sentences

Section 3: Comma Splicing

CHAPTER 4 Capital Letters

Section 1: Beginning of a sentence/names of people

Section 2: Names of places

Section 3: Days of the Week & Months of the Year

Section 4: Capital Letters Editing Checklist

CHAPTER 5 Question Marks

CHAPTER 6 Exclamation Marks

CHAPTER 7 Inverted Commas (Speech Marks)

Section 1: When and How to Use

Section 2: How to punctuate inside the Speech Marks

CHAPTER 8 Apostrophes

Section 1: Possession

Section 2: Plural nouns ending in ‘s’

Section 3: Singular nouns ending in ‘s’

Section 4: Contraction/missing letters

Section 5: It’s/its; they’re/ their; you’re/your

Section 6: Editing Checklist

CHAPTER 9 Commas

Section 1: Commas in a list

Section 2: To make the meaning clear

Section 3: To separate parts of a sentence


Checklist: Ninjabread Girl’s Editing Checklist – Level 1

Checklist: Ninjabread Girl’s Editing Checklist – Level 2

Kitsune’s Challenge: Correct the errors in the passage

Certificate: Editing Level 1

Certificate: Editing Level 2

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Adam Bushnell is an award winning and Amazon number one best-selling author of fictional and academic books. He works in the UK and internationally in both state and private education delivering creative writing workshops to all ages. His books have been selected by the School Library Association for the ‘Boys into Books’ recommended reading list. Previously a teacher, Adam also delivers CPD to teachers and others working in education on how to inspire writing in the classroom.