Descriptosaurus Action and Adventure
Descriptosaurus: Action and Adventure builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of adventure stories, 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 their own adventure stories, armed with the skills, techniques and vocabulary necessary to describe their action scenes in a way that allows the reader to feel the characters’ fear and excitement, and visualise the action within the setting.
“Descriptosaurus is a hugely popular and highly successful book which helps teachers encourage their pupils’ creative writing. Building on that success are these two new titles. Descriptosaurus: Action and Adventure takes a subject which will really excite and engage children and builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling book. Always keeping closely to the theme, it develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. The book opens with an outline of favourite adventure stories and describes the key features they contain; these features are then expanded on through the book. The first part of the book is The Race and this gets the book off to a good start with hooks to build interest and tension. Moving on, we come to The Chase, The Villain and Survival. Each section is packed with examples, including sentences, phrases and words. This is a huge library of ideas and will give teachers an almost unlimited resource to inspire their pupils. It’s very simple to use and newly qualified teachers and teachers in training will find the book accessible; experienced teachers will find the range of ideas quite superb. A wonderful resource.” ParentsInTouch
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