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Diary Writing KS3

Used as part of the Non-Fiction and Media Unit
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Isobel Alexander

on 1 October 2015

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Transcript of Diary Writing KS3

Diaries
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
Tom Gates
Spud
Anne Frank
Samuel Pepys
Adrian Mole

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

What do you think are the features of a diary?
Date
- 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.
Self-reflection
- Writer writes about their feelings, thoughts, hopes and fears.
Different punctuation marks
- Used to emphasise the writer’s words.
Paragraphs
- 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
diaries
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!

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
You need to write a diary from the point of view of the boy stealing the penguin.
How you do this is up to you...
THINKING TIME
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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