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 the following areas:
- Settings ??? landscapes, settlements and atmosphers
- Characters ??? appearance, emotions and personality
- Creatures ??? appearance, abilities and habitats.
This model was created as a result of feedback from children as to the resources they required to inspire and assist them with their writing. For reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome, Descriptosaurus provides useful starting points to encourage putting pen to paper. Using Descriptosaurus will not only inspire children, it will build their confidence and dramatically improve the content of their writing.
Forest and woods -- Mountains -- Caves -- Beaches, islands, volcanoes and deserts -- Ground and paths -- Streams, rivers, lakes and waterfalls -- Sea and waves -- Cities, towns and villages -- Roads -- Gardens -- Buildings -- Doors, halls, corridors and stairs -- Rooms -- Time of day -- Seasons -- Rain, mist and fog -- Wind, thunder and lightning -- Smell and touch -- Sound -- Age, height, and shape -- Face -- Eyes -- Mouth, teeth, nose and ears -- Hands and fingers -- Hair and facial hair -- Clothes -- Voice -- Excited, happy -- Concentrating, determined -- Sympathetic, caring -- Relieved -- Angry, aggressive, irritated, impatient -- Cold, evil, sly, arrogant -- Scared, frightened, timid -- Nervous, shy, embarrassed -- Sad, miserable -- Tired -- Pain -- Parts, size, shape, colour and covering -- Head -- Eyes -- Arms and legs -- Wings and tails -- Smell and sound -- Movement -- Habitat -- Abilities and actions -- Weapons and destruction.
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 6th January 2009