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Diary Writing KS2

Used across 5 lessons to teach children about diary writing

Gemma Cannon

on 27 December 2013

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Transcript of Diary Writing KS2

Creating the best diary entries
Orford has ever seen!!

What are the features?
What is a diary?
Your exciting 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
Tom Gates
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?
- 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
Days underlined
Events and feelings mixed
Illustrations/doodles to support points
How are
set out?
Day by day
Days underlined
Events and feelings mixed
Illustrations/doodles to support points
Certain words written/drawn differently to the rest of text
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 depth
Colloquial Language
What does this mean?
Can you think of any examples?
Colloquial means slang/chatty!

Last, but by no means least, we need some exciting TIME CONNECTIVES
On Monday
After that
At last
In the end
At last
Out of the bag you will retrieve an object. You need to write a diary from this object's point of view.
How you do this is up to you...
You could try and imagine what that object would do if humans weren't there...
You could imagine how the object experiences a day in the life with a human
You could make it up completely!!!
BUT REMEMBER - you still need to set it out like a diary.
How are you going to lay out your diary?
What approach will you take?
How many events/days will you cover?
What time connectives will you use?
What examples of colloquial language will you use?
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