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Descriptosaurus

Descriptosaurus

Reviews of the first edition "This book is a treasure trove of descriptive language... Highly recommended for both teachers and parents. I wish I’d had a copy of this book when I was a full time English teacher! Invest in a copy today; you’ll be glad you did." Sue Cowley, bestselling author, teacher and teacher trainer "Help to banish 'blank page syndrome' for ever, with this innovative book... Created by teacher, Alison Wilcox, this inspirational book will build children's confidence in their writing ability." Literacy Times Plus "A real ‘godsend’ to hard-pressed teachers, parents and pupils." Denis Hayes, author of Foundations of Primary Teaching Reviews of the second edition ‘...the addition of the CD is perfect for the modern day classroom... fantastic!’ Emma Palastanga, primary deputy head ‘The... book/CD, will be so helpful to teachers who are struggling to think of different ways to say things and will enhance their planning and teaching. As a classroom resource it will be invaluable.’ Elaine Smitheman, primary school teacher Now available with a CD-ROM for classroom use, 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 atmosphere, Characters – appearance, emotions and personality, and Creatures – appearance, abilities and habitats. New features for the second edition include: IWB compatible CD-ROM containing all the main elements of the book New VCOP coverage Expanded coverage of adverbs and connectives New planning sheets to help children organise and structure descriptions Character cards, games and mountain pyramid vocabulary builders The Descriptosaurus 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. Using Descriptosaurus will not only inspire children, it will build their confidence and dramatically improve the content of their writing. This is an ideal resource for all KS2 primary and KS3 secondary English teachers, literacy coordinators and parents keen to support their childrens’ creative writing. It would also make an excellent classroom book for PGCE students, particularly Primary PGCE with English specialism.

Creative Writing For Dummies

Creative Writing For Dummies

Do you have an idea that you’re burning to get down on paper? Do you want to document your travels to far-flung places, or write a few stanzas of poetry? Whether you dream of being a novelist, a travel writer, a poet, a playwright or a columnist, Creative Writing For Dummies shows you how to unlock your creativity and choose the genre of writing that suits you best. Walking you through characterisation, setting, dialogue and plot, as well as giving expert insights into both fiction and non-fiction, it’s the ideal launching pad to the world of creative writing. Creative Writing For Dummies covers: Part I: Getting started Chapter 1: Can Everyone Write? Chapter 2: Getting into the Write Mind Chapter 3: Finding the Material to work with Part II: The Elements of Creative Writing Chapter 4: Creating Characters Chapter 5: Discovering Dialogue Chapter 6: Who is telling the story? Chapter 7: Creating your own world Chapter 8: Plotting your way Chapter 9: Creating a Structure Chapter 10: Rewriting and editing Part III: Different Kinds of Fiction Writing Chapter 11: Short stories Chapter 12: Novels Chapter 13: Writing for children Chapter 14: Plays Chapter 15: Screenplays Chapter 16: Poetry Part IV: Different kinds of Non-fiction writing Chapter 17: Breaking into journalism - Writing articles/ magazine writing Chapter 18: Writing from life and autobiography Chapter 19: Embroidering the facts: Narrative non-fiction Chapter 20: Exploring the world from your armchair - Travel writing Chapter 21: Blogging – the new big thing Part V: Finding an audience Chapter 22: Finding editors/ publishers/ agents Chapter 23: Becoming a professional Part VI: Part of Tens Chapter 24: Ten top tips for writers Chapter 25: Ten ways to get noticed

Creative Writing 1

Creative Writing 1

Everyone wants to write well, but most need to learn how. Creative Writing is a series that effectively helps children master the art of writing. It explains in simple terms how they can express themselves correctly and creatively. Filled with lucid examples and practical exercises, this interactive series will turn a budding writer into a master craftsman!

Creative Writing 2

Creative Writing 2

Everyone wants to write well, but most need to learn how. Creative Writing is a series that effectively helps children master the art of writing. It explains in simple terms how they can express themselves correctly and creatively. Filled with lucid examples and practical exercises, this interactive series will turn a budding writer into a master craftsman!

The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing

A lively, practical guide to creative writing as discipline and craft, ideal for students and teachers.

e-Conquer Creative Writing For Primary Levels 5

e-Conquer Creative Writing For Primary Levels 5

CONQUER CREATIVE WRITING BOOK 5 consists of units covering four areas, all of which aim to strengthen a student’s writing ability. It provides students with situations outside their normal classroom learning, inviting them to stretch their imagination and express their thoughts through writing, thus, enabling them to enjoy and be creative in writing. In this book, students will learn to: write descriptive, narrative, expository and imaginative compositions; differentiate and organize ideas using the methods of classification, comparison and contrast, sequencing and cause and effect; relate to a given situation and its possible outcomes; and think and write creatively. Students will find the exercises interesting and the open-ended questions challenging. They are expected to do research on their own for exercises that require background knowledge. They can do so using the Internet or encyclopedia. It is our desire that students who have completed this series will find themselves equipped to discuss issues beyond their years.

Creative Writing Innovations

Creative Writing Innovations

When teachers experiment, students benefit. When students gain confidence to pursue their own literary experiments, creative writing can become a life-changing experience. With chapters written by experienced teachers and classroom innovators, Creative Writing Innovations builds on these principles to uncover the true potential of the creative writing classroom. Rooted in classroom experience, this book takes teaching beyond the traditional workshop model to explore topics such as multi-media genres, collaborative writing and field-based work, as well as issues of identity. Taken together, this is an essential guide for teachers of creative writing at all levels from the authors and editors of Creative Writing in the Digital Age.

Creative Writing Grades 3-4 (eBook)

Creative Writing Grades 3-4 (eBook)

Milliken's Creative Writing books provide a variety of meaningful writing experiences. Activities are designed to allow each writer to draw upon his or her unique background of experiences to create poetry and prose. Ideas for sharing and extending writing across the curriculum are included. Writers are encouraged to use the steps of the writing process discussed the Guide to the Writing Process. A proofreading checklist and Holistic Writing Evaluation form are included.

Creative Writing and the New Humanities

Creative Writing and the New Humanities

This book examines the institutional history and disciplinary future of creative writing in the contemporary academy, looking well beyond the perennial questions 'can writing be taught?' and 'should writing be taught?'. Paul Dawson traces the emergence of creative writing alongside the new criticism in American universities; examines the writing workshop in relation to theories of creativity and literary criticism; and analyzes the evolution of creative writing pedagogy alongside and in response to the rise of 'theory' in America, England and Australia. Dawson argues that the discipline of creative writing developed as a series of pedagogic responses to the long-standing 'crisis' in literary studies. His polemical account provides a fresh perspective on the importance of creative writing to the emergence of the 'new humanities' and makes a major contribution to current debates about the role of the writer as public intellectual.

Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-foreign-language Class Creative Writing Project Compared with Case Studies in Native Language Composition

Anticipating the Audience: An Ethnographic Study of a French-as-a-foreign-language Class Creative Writing Project Compared with Case Studies in Native Language Composition

This study compared the creative-writing processes of native English speakers (NES) composing for a real audience in two conditions: one group composing in their native language (NL) and the other group composing in French as a foreign language (FFL). Both groups wrote children's fiction and were aware that children in the community would read their stories.

Writing Against, Alongside and Beyond Memory

Writing Against, Alongside and Beyond Memory

The thesis will conclude by bringing together reflections on the political, social and therapeutic implications of writing personal life narratives, the limitations of reflexive research methodologies and knowledge-making, and the implications of lifewriting research for feminist scholarship, research and practice.

The Frontier and Midland

The Frontier and Midland