Captain Christopher Moody, based on a real-life pirate, has always longed for adventure. So, when he finds a treasure map, he decides to find a crew, find the treasure and find the greatest adventure the world had ever seen Meet some weird pirates, a spooky island and a fearsome sea monster in this epic tale.
On his journey, Captain Moody writes the story with the assistance of Blackbeard the pirate and Punctua, the Fairy Godmother of Writing, to punctuate properly and become a bestselling author.
Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 2: Captain Moody and His Pirate Crew is part of a short series of age-specific, beautifully illustrated stories that can be read for pleasure and/or used as a contextualized resource, containing a step-by-step guide to teaching punctuation. The characters from each story are used to demonstrate a range of punctuation rules in a fun and engaging way appropriate to the book's age group. Areas covered include:
formulating punctuation rules.
the use of misconceptions to highlight common errors.
teaching tips to provide a punctuation model.
The book explores the impact of punctuation on reading, understanding, meaning and effect, and can be used as a basis for pupils' own punctuation or included in their 'Writer's Toolkit.' These new Descriptosaurus stories are an indispensable teaching aid for making punctuation fun for all primary teachers and literacy coordinators.
About the Author
Adam Bushnell is an award-winning and Amazon number one best-selling author of fictional and academic books. He works in the UK and internationally in both state and private education delivering creative writing workshops to all ages. His books have been selected by the School Library Association for the Boys into Books recommended reading list. Previously a teacher, Adam also delivers CPD to teachers and others working in education on how to inspire writing in the classroom.