Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317510992

Category: Education

Page: 252

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Descriptosaurus: Action & 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. 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.
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Descriptosaurus

Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8–14

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351606123

Category: Education

Page: 302

View: 8165

Now in a fully updated third edition, Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around settings, characters and creatures. Descriptosaurus positions the word, zooms in on it to examine the meaning, expands it into phrases, and then provides alternatives in words, phrases and sentences; the model was created and refined over a number of years as a result of feedback from children inside and outside the classroom as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, it provides essential starting points to encourage putting pen to paper, not only inspiring children, but also building their confidence, encouraging them to use, apply and create using the correct grammatical structures, and adding colour to their writing through evaluation and experimentation. New features for this updated third edition include: Sample poems Word banks and model sentences to provide a step-by-step process for development of vocabulary and understanding of phrase, clause and sentence structure Contextualised grammar and punctuation instruction and guidance Units of work where the models can be incorporated in a creative focus A companion website containing all the features of the book, games, planning sheets and vocabulary builders This is an ideal resource to dramatically improve children’s creative writing for all KS2 primary and KS3 secondary English teachers, literacy coordinators and parents. It would also make an excellent classroom book for PGCE students, particularly Primary PGCE with English specialism.
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Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317510933

Category: Education

Page: 294

View: 9746

Descriptosaurus: Ghost Stories builds on the vocabulary and descriptive phrases introduced in the original bestselling Descriptosaurus and, within the context of ghost 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 ghost stories, armed with the skills, techniques and vocabulary necessary to describe their ghostly scenes in a way that allows the reader to feel the characters’ fear and visualise the source of their terror within the setting. 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.
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Descriptosaurus: Fantasy

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317511026

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 428

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.
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Descriptosaurus: Myths & Legends

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317510909

Category: Education

Page: 274

View: 9506

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.
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Kensuke's Kingdom

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545300134

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3901

A spellbinding tale of survival and self-discovery from award-winning author Michael Morpurgo, who is poised for breakthrough U.S. success. When Michael's father loses his job, he buys a boat and convinces Michael and his mother to sail around the world. It's an ideal trip - even Michael's sheepdog can come along. It starts out as the perfect family adventure - until Michael is swept overboard. He's washed up on an island, where he struggles to survive. Then he discovers that he's not alone. His fellow-castaway, Kensuke, is wary of him. But when Michael's life is threatened, Kensuke slowly lets the boy into his world. The two develop a close understanding in this remote place, but the question of rescue continues to divide them.
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Modelling Exciting Writing

A guide for primary teaching

Author: Adam Bushnell,Rob Smith,David Waugh

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526457229

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 2500

In order to teach writing effectively, teachers must be able to model writing effectively to children. The Primary National Curriculum sets challenging expectations for the teaching of writing. Children must master the process of composition, redrafting, editing and writing final pieces. Increased emphasis on spelling, punctuation and grammar may leave some teachers and trainee teachers lacking ideas for developing children's writing beyond transcription and into composition. It is important that they are able to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding, as well as the practical applications of both transcriptional and compositional aspects of writing.
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Creative Writing for Kids vol 1 & 2

Author: Amanda J Harrington

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1291373284

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 3712

Creativity comes in lots of different packages, and not just the ones marked with a red tick or a gold star! Creative Writing for Kids helps children relax and have fun with creative writing. All the work in the Creative Writing for Kids series has been used in classrooms, workshops, private classes and individual one-to-one lessons, as well as by children working independently at home. The exercises in this book are suitable for ages 7-14. The work includes activities that can be adapted for different abilities, as well as more advanced exercises for budding authors and poets
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Jack Fortune

And the Search for the Hidden Valley

Author: Sue Purkiss

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 9781846884283

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6416

An orphan child full of mischief, Jack lives with his crotchety widow aunt in eighteenth-century England. His naughtiness knows no limits, and when one day he goes a step too far, Aunt Constance decides that she's had enough: from now on, his bachelor uncle can take care of him. Uncle Edmund is in no way prepared for a boy with boundless energy and an impish streak – and anyway, he's off to the Himalayas to search for rare plants! But Aunt Constance is absolutely determined, and Jack's uncle has no choice – he will have to take the boy with him. What follows is a terrific adventure that will see Jack and his uncle – the most unlikely of all expedition teams – sail to India, cross the jungle and reach their mountainous destination, before returning to London to present their findings to the Royal Society. Along the way, Jack will finally come to terms with the great loss that has blighted his childhood years and discover, quite unexpectedly, that he and his late father have much in common.
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Wolf Willow

A History, a Story, and a Memory of the Last Plains Frontier

Author: Wallace Stegner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101153666

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Wallace Stegner weaves together fiction and nonfiction, history and impressions, childhood remembrance and adult reflections in this unusual portrait of his boyhood. Set in Cypress Hills in southern Saskatchewan, where Stegner's family homesteaded from 1914 to 1920, Wolf Willow brings to life both the pioneer community and the magnificent landscape that surrounds it. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Outdoor Learning: Past And Present

Past and Present

Author: Joyce, Rosaleen

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335243010

Category: Education

Page: 131

View: 4451

This book places outdoor learning in a theoretical, historical and social context of constructions of children, childhood and the use of the outdoors.
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Stormwalker

Author: Mike Revell

Publisher: Quercus

ISBN: 1681444925

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7259

Ever since his mother died, 11-year-old Owen has felt lost. He's drifting apart from his dad, his grades are dropping, and the only thing keeping him sane are the soccer trials coming up. Then, in the middle of school one day, he is sucked out of real life and thrown into a desolate alternative world, a largely deserted wasteland where a menacing storm of Darkness plagues the city, threatening his life and the lives of the people who dwell there. Terrifying as this new world is, Owen recognizes it--his dad is an author, and this is the setting of his new novel. Fueled by his grief over the loss of his mom, Owen's dad has conjured a world so real and so fraught that Owen is transported to it every time his dad sets pen to paper. And he has to live out every word in the story. But each jump devours chunks of his real life. Owen misses days of school, and even a key soccer game that threatens his chances of having a shot at appearing in the tryouts at all. Owen desperately wants these events to stop, but doesn't want to plunge his dad any further into the well of unhappiness that threatens to drown them both. With social services threatening to ship Owen off to his aunt's house and his school career spiraling out of control, what if finishing the story and battling the Darkness is the only way Owen can save himself . . . and his dad?
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The Poetics of Myth

Author: Eleazar M. Meletinsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135599130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 516

View: 1362

First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Deep Water

Author: Ann Turnbull

Publisher: SilverWood Books

ISBN: 1781321612

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 102

View: 9226

Jon should never have skipped school with his friend Ryan - never have taken that boat. Now Ryan is in danger - and only Jon can save him. But Jon is scared. The police are knocking on his door. They know he's lying.Is it too late to tell the truth?
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The Land of Neverbelieve

Author: Norman Messenger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781844287796

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 32

View: 6912

When Norman Messenger stumbled upon the Island of Neverbelieve, he couldn't quite believe his eyes: here was a world where chocolate grew on trees, mountains told stories, and fish flew in the sky at night. Here is your chance to explore the delights of the island.
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Beowulf and the Beast

Author: Julia Golding

Publisher: Heinemann Secondary Education

ISBN: 9780435075927

Category:

Page: 48

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Bold, colourful readers with kid-friendly characters and subjects they'd choose for themselves.
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Descriptosaurus: Fantasy

Author: Alison Wilcox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317511026

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 4393

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.
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Tuff, Sadie & the Wild West

Author: Mike Gleason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912207015

Category:

Page: 130

View: 3949

The first book of a series of magical action adventures of cowboys and cowgirls set in the American Wild West.
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