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Diary Writing Slave for Viking Invader Year 4

Used across 5 lessons to teach children about diary writing

Kalsoom Akhtar

on 31 December 2017

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Transcript of Diary Writing Slave for Viking Invader Year 4

Creating the best diary
entries we have ever seen!

What are the features?
Lesson Aim:
Identify the features of a diary.
Planning your exciting task!!
A diary (or journal) is a book in which someone writes down their feelings, important events and experiences from their life.
Can you think of any examples of famous diaries?
Diary of a wimpy kid
Anne Frank
Killer Cat!
The Journal of Iliona
Even Winston Churchill kept a diary!

Your task will be to read a diary extract.

What do you think the main features of diaries are?

What do you notice about the how the diaries are set out?

You will be creating a checklist of features to include in your diary entry...
- Shows which day the diary entry is about.
First person
- Writer is writing about themselves.
Past tense
- Writer writes about what has happened.
Personal tone/Informal language
- The reader can almost hear the writer speaking.
- 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.
- Used when a new time, place, person or topic is written about.

Day by day
First person
Events and feelings are included
Time connectives
a scene.
Event by event
Set out like a series of letters
Started with 'Dear' something
Ending with 'love' or 'from' the writer
Mixture of events and feelings
Feelings explained in detail.
You are now going to brainstorm WOW words on your paper! Record words and phrases expressing your feelings. Use a different colour for each sense:
You're captured as a slave by a Viking trader, after they invaded and attacked your village......

What did you see?
What could you hear?
How did you feel?
What could you smell?
WALT: Planning your diary entry.
On Monday
After that
At last
In the end
At last
You will be writing a diary entry from your own point of view! Imagine you have been taken as a slave by a Viking trader and invader. You were fighting when captured. Think about how you were treated, what you could see, smell, taste, feel.....
What did you see when in the war? How did that that make you feel? What could you hear? What could you smell?
What tense and person are you going to use?
How are you going to lay out your diary?
What will you tell the reader about?
How many events/days will you cover?
What emotions did you experience?
What time connectives will you use?

Which features can you find?
Who would go in first? Why?
Were you anxious?
What were people saying and
What did you find?
What will you do next?

This is fantastic information for your Diary!
What do you expect to find when you are reading a diary entry?

Tell your partners!

What's your checklist?
What features would we expect to find in a diary entry?
Which time connectives can you use?
Freeze frame!
With partners, you have to investigate 3 pictures:

1: .


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