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Alison Wilcox

Speaker Summary

Alison Wilcox is the author of the highly successful Descriptosaurus series. Alison developed Descriptosaurus as a resource for her own teaching to scaffold and develop children’s creative writing, with dramatic results. The first Descriptosaurus book was published in 2009 and following its success, Alison gave up full-time teaching to research and write. Alison is involved in a number of research projects, including working with the UKLA; works with schools to develop new resources, and conducts workshops for organisations, teaching alliances and schools. Her methods are innovative and inspirational to even the most reluctant of writers.


- Descriptosaurus: Supporting Creative Writing for Ages 8-14 (2009)
- Descriptosaurus Story Writing: Language in Action for Ages 5–9 (2020)
- Descriptosaurus: Action & Adventure (2015)

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