Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure
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Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 19.05mm | 460g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Tables, black and white
  • 1138858692
  • 9781138858695
  • 138,779

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION


KEY ELEMENTS


PART A - RACE





CHAPTER 1 HOOKS


Section 1: Openings


Section 2: Warning of Danger to Come


Section 3: The Ticking Clock


Section 4: A Decision/Plan


Section 5: What's Lurking Behind the Door


Section 6: Too Close for Comfort


CHAPTER 2 JOURNEY


CHAPTER 3 ROUTES


Section 1: Cities, Towns and Villages


Section 2: Paths & Trails


Section 3: Ground


CHAPTER 4 MOVING CLOSE TO THE DESTINATION


Section 1: Setting


A. Barriers


B. Alarms





Section 2: Interaction


A. Scanning the Area


B. Signals


C. Advancing


D. Getting Inside


Section 3: Reaction


CHAPTER 5 SECRET PASSAGES & TUNNELS


Section 1(a): Setting - Secret Passages


Section 2(a): Interaction


Section 2(b): Setting - Tunnels & Passages


Section 2(b): Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


PART B - THE CHASE





CHAPTER 6 FOLLOWED


Section 1: Characters


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


CHAPTER 7 HIDING


Section 1: Characters


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction





CHAPTER 8 PURSUED


Section 1: Characters


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


CHAPTER 9 TRAPPED


Section 1: Characters/Setting


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


PART C - THE VILLAIN





CHAPTER 10 MEETING THE VILLAIN


A. The Villain & his Allies


Section 1: Expressions


Section 2: Eyes


Section 3: Voice


Section 4: Movement


Section 5: Scars


B. Dangerous Animals


Section 1: Guard Dogs


Section 2: Scorpion


Section 3: Crocodiles


Section 4: Snake


Section 5: Black Widow Spider


CHAPTER 11 INTERACTION & REACTION TO VILLAIN


A. Movement


B. Wrestle


C. Strike


Section 2: Reaction


CHAPTER 12 CAPTURED


Section 1: Characters


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction





PART D - SURVIVAL





CHAPTER 13 FIRE, EXPLOSIONS, VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS


Section 1: Setting


A. Fire


B. Explosions


C. Earthquakes & Volcanoes


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


CHAPTER 14 IN THE WATER


Section 1: Setting


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


CHAPTER 15 DESERTS


Section 1: Setting


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


CHAPTER 16 SNOW, ICE, AVALANCHES


Section 1: Setting


Section 2: Interaction


Section 3: Reaction


APPENDIX:


PLANNING AN ADVENTURE STORY


Plot Planning Sheet


Hero Planning Sheet


Villain Planning Sheet


S(C)IR - The Race


S(C)IR - The Chase


S(C)IR - Survival
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Review quote

"Descriptosaurus is a hugely popular and highly successful book which helps teachers encourage pupils' creative writing. [...] 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 bestseller book. Always keeping close to the theme, it develops the structure and use of the words and phrases to promote colourful cinematic writing. [...] 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." - Parents in Touch
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About Alison Wilcox

Alison Wilcox has extensive teaching experience in schools in England and Scotland. Colleagues describe her methods as 'innovative and inspirational to even the most reluctant of writers'.
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