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Diary Writing Year 6 KS2

Used across 5 lessons to teach children about diary writing
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Claire Birchall

on 21 September 2014

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Transcript of Diary Writing Year 6 KS2

Creating the best diary entries
Knutton has ever seen.

What are the features?
What is a diary?
Your task!
A diary (or journal) is a book where an individual keeps a record of their events, feelings and experiences.
Can you think of any examples?
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Anne Frank
Samuel Pepys
Adrian Mole

Even Winston Churchill kept a diary!
In pairs, read the 'Wimpy Kid' extracts.

What do you think the features of diaries are?
Date
- Shows which day the diary entry is about.
First person
- Writer is writing about themselves.
Past tense
- Writer writes about what has happened.
Informal language
- The reader can almost hear the writer speaking.
Personal
- Writer writes about their feelings, thoughts, hopes and fears.
Rhetorical question
- The writer asks questions about what is happening.
Different punctuation marks
- Used to emphasise the writer’s words.
Paragraphs
- Used when a new time, place, person or topic is written about.

What about other
diaries?
Colloquial Language
What does this mean?
Can you think of any examples?
Colloquial means slang/chatty!

Gonna
Wanna
Ain't
Dunno
LOL
Haha
Yeah
Last, but by no means least, we need some exciting TIME CONNECTIVES
First
Secondly
On Monday
Then
Next
After that
Before
Finally
Subsequently
At last
Once
Eventually
In the end
At last
Initially
Imagine you are either....
an evacuee from London sent to the country
a soldier in the trenches
a wife left at home

THINKING TIME
How are you going to lay out your diary?
What approach will you take?
How many events will you cover?
What time connectives will you use?
What examples of colloquial language will you use?

Read extracts from other diaries, such as The Diary of
Anne Frank. Do they have the same
features?
Planning Time!
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