Developing descriptive language to communicate effectively is an essential tool across the whole curriculum. To be creative when writing, it is first necessary to have the requisite knowledge and skills: the vocabulary to describe and the structure to organise ideas.
A dictionary teaches children the meaning of words and a thesaurus expands their vocabulary. Descriptosaurus teaches them how to describe a setting using their senses; how to describe a character using expressions, voices and movement; to add detail, depth and colour to writing. It shows how words can be used and provides alternative sentence structures.
Descriptosaurus provides children with a comprehensive resource to help them expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around the following areas:
- Settings – landscapes, settlements and atmospheres
- Characters – appearance, emotions and personality
- Creatures – appearance, abilities and habitats
This is an ideal resource for KS2 primary and KS3 secondary English teachers and will offer help to reluctant writers or those faced with blank page syndrome… Descriptosaurus provides useful starting points to encourage putting pen to paper! It will not only inspire children, it will build their confidence and dramatically improve the content of their writing.
This version comes with a CD, which makes the content even more accessible and inspirational.