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Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 2: Captain Moody and his Pirate Crew

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ISBN 9781032040790
September 21, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
70 Pages 97 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

Captain Christopher Moody based on a real-life pirate had always longed for adventure. So, when he finds a treasure map, he decides to find a crew, find the treasure, and find the greatest adventure the world had ever seen! Meet some weird pirates, a spooky island and a fearsome sea monster in this epic tale.

On his journey, Captain Moody writes the story with the assistance of the Blackbeard the pirate and Punctua, the Fairy Godmother of Writing to punctuate properly and become a bestselling author.

Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 2: Captain Moody and His Pirate Crew 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 2 The Crew

CHAPTER 3 The Flag

CHAPTER 4 The Journey

CHAPTER 5 The Island

CHAPTER 6 The Monster

CHAPTER 7 The Battle

CHAPTER 8 The Party


CHAPTER 9 Meet the Characters

Section 1: Captain Moody

Section 2: Blackbeard

Section 3: Punctua (Fairy Godmother of Writing)

CHAPTER 10 Editing a Story

Section 1: Writing and Editing Tips

Section 2: Sentences

Section 3: Comma Splicing

CHAPTER 11 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 12 Question Marks

CHAPTER 13 Exclamation Marks

CHAPTER 14 Inverted Commas (Speech Marks)

Section 1: When and How to Use

Section 2: How to punctuate inside the Speech Marks

CHAPTER 15 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 16 Commas

Section 1: Commas in a list

Section 2: To make the meaning clear

Section 3: To separate parts of a sentence


Checklist: Captain Moody’s Editing Checklist – Level 1

Checklist: Captain Moody’s Editing Checklist – Level 2

Blackbeard’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.