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Descriptosaurus Punctuation in Action Year 2: Captain Moody and his Pirate Crew

Captain Christopher Moody based on a real-life pirate had 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 the 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 its age group. Areas covered include:

  • Formulating punctuation rules
  • The use of misconceptions to highlight common errors
  • Teaching tips to provide a punctuation model

It 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.