Diary Writing!Quick View

Diary Writing!

This stimulating and informative lesson aims to improve students’ ability to adapt the style of their writing to suit their audience and purpose. In particular, they attempt to meet the purpose of writing diary entries. Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they: -Define diaries and their key content features; -Read extracts of diaries, and explain which content features different writers employ; -Work collaboratively to ascertain the language and structure features of diary entries; -Create a success criteria for effective diary writing (although a ready-made success criteria is included) -Write a diary entry for a famous character from their favourite movie, using the techniques that they have learnt; -Peer/self-assess their diary writing attempts. There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including: -Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint; -Diary extracts x 4 (Adian Mole, Anne Frank, etc.) -What's in a Diary Entry worksheet; -Success Criteria; -Step-by-step lesson plan. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final page of the slide.
Recount, Diary, and Autobiographical Writing!Quick View

Recount, Diary, and Autobiographical Writing!

These engaging and detailed resources have been designed to make the learning of Recount, Diary, and Autobiography writing forms easily accessible, engaging and interesting for all children. Throughout each lesson, students learn to improve their skill at using appropriate, concise, and precise spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and practice employing them within their own writing compositions. Each lesson contains a comprehensive whole lesson PowerPoint, all the resources that you will need, and a lesson plan. The pack also includes a literacy writing mat to help students build their extended writing skills. All images are licensed for commercial use, and are cited on the final slide of the PowerPoint/ the bottom of worksheets.
English DiaryWriting Lesson Objective identify diary featuresQuick View

English DiaryWriting Lesson Objective identify diary features

A PowerPoint for a KS2 English lesson for diary writing with a plural warm up. I have used it for year 3 and 4 English. The objective of the lesson is to understand and identify the features of a diary. Chn in the lesson would then select a diary text and create a key of diary features. This PowerPoint I created is to introduce diary writing unit. You could easily adapt this lesson to your current topic. After this lesson the rest of the unit was linked to writing a diary entry as Mulan as our topic was China.This PowerPoint is a generic one. I created the PowerPoint but used the Diary of a Wimpy Kid as an example. I had other example s of diary texts too for chn to use for their activities. There are website links on the PowerPoint to enhance the lesson and reinforce skills.
Jumblies Poetry and Diary Writing LessonsQuick View

Jumblies Poetry and Diary Writing Lessons

Two/three fun and easy-to-do lessons for KS2 poetry work. These would also be ideal for use around National Poetry Day or World Poetry Day. The lessons are based on 'The Jumblies' nonsense poem, by Edward Lear. All lesson resources, differentiated activities, answers and planning are provided as part of the pack. Lesson 1: Reading the poem and identifying various key features. Then planning a diary of the Jumblies' adventure. Lesson 2 (and 3 if needed): Writing 1 or 2 diary entries for the Jumblies' adventure. There is differentiation built into both lessons, with challenge tasks and activity support for those who need it. The flexibility of the lessons means that I have been able to use them in Years 4 to 6, but they could also be easily adapted for younger children. Please note: some video links are included in the sessions, which should always be assessed for suitability prior to use! Includes: *Teacher PowerPoint presentation *Writing support sheets *Text version of the poem *Full planning grid, linked to English curriculum Please see the Goldtopfox shop for more great English and general teaching resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/goldtopfox


This resource covers the integral, surface and deep features of diary writing. It contains full-on activities and assessments to cover the skills of literacy in an easy, structured, cover-your-bases system. It includes everything you need to get going with Diary Writing in your classroom. This Resource Includes: 1. A Detailed Lesson Plan 2. Presentation 3. Format 4. Sample 5. Assessment Rubrics 6. Worksheets (4 Exercises) 7. List of Connectives 8. List of Active Verbs 9. Adjectives & Adverbs Learning Objectives: • To develop a narration from personal experience, drawing on imaginative skills and techniques. • To use rhetoric for effect. • To use sequences of sentences and paragraphs that are linked smoothly. • To use a range of narrative writing skills employing appropriate tone. • Use the senses to make effective narrations. Teachers can use this to enhance the writing skills of the learners, especially the technique needed to develop a narration from personal experience, drawing on imaginative skills in writing.
Diary writing scenarios and examplesQuick View

Diary writing scenarios and examples

There are anumber of scenarios which the children could use to base their diaries on. I find often that the children don't always have ideas or can't remember what they have done over the weekend to write about. There are also extracts from other diaries. One being Anne Frank&'s diary.
Spooky Ghost Diaries - Creative Writing  Full LessonQuick View

Spooky Ghost Diaries - Creative Writing Full Lesson

Spooky ghost story. Creative writing diary lesson. The scenario: You are travelling alone at night when a mysterious fog encircles your car and it suddenly cuts out. With no means to call for help, you take to the road. Through the woods you stumble across an old mansion house. You are about to walk towards the house, when to your horror, you see on the path the words “look behind you” you turn, shaken to you core, and… Full lesson includes all resources. Starter, lesson objective and a spooky bingo plenary finish with 30 individual bingo cards! For more great resources and lessons visit my shop here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits: the images used in this work are COPYRIGHT FREE and can be found here: https://pixabay.com/en/photos/haunting/ https://pixabay.com/en/foggy-pathway-road-fog-landscape-1082224/ )
Year 2 (Great Fire of London) - English Planning - Diary WritingQuick View

Year 2 (Great Fire of London) - English Planning - Diary Writing

This Year 2 unit of work focuses on Samuel Pepys Dairy that he kept to record the events of the Great Fire of London. This weeks worth of planning timetables: Mon - SPaG lesson (verbs), Tues - Freeze frame/snap shots of scenes described in the diary, Wed - Identifying features of a Diary entry using Samuel Pepys as an example, Thur - Planning own diary entry of the first two days of the fire breaking out and Fri - The Big Write of their own diary entry. The resources included: Lesson plans, verbs worksheets, Samuel Pepys Diary (PowerPoint presentation), diary writing questions and a diary features checklist. This planning could always be adapted for the use in other year groups.
Diary entry reading comprehension Quick View

Diary entry reading comprehension

A Diary entry and series of SAT's style comprehension questions. The diary entry contains a wide variety of different diary features and can be used as an excellent starting point for a series of work about diary entries providing a good example. The questions focus on different techniques used alongside developing children's inference and deduction skills.
Campervan Travels – Creative Diary WritingQuick View

Campervan Travels – Creative Diary Writing

Campervan Travels – Creative Diary Writing Excellent creative writing diary lesson, giving students a taste for adventure and the opening road! Lesson outline: Schools out and you and a group of friends head out on an adventure of a lifetime. All you have is an old campervan, plenty of food and the open road. Where will you go, what will you do? Complete lesson includes starter, lesson objectives, writing tips, video clip link and full lesson prompts with fantastic, engaging images throughout. Planning sheet included. Visit my shop for more great lessons and resources: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/EngageinEnglish (Credits, copyright free images from: Startravel.co.uk, Backpackingmatt.com, Greybit.com, Funkyleasuire.com)
Creative Writing...Diary Of Famous PeopleQuick View

Creative Writing...Diary Of Famous People

This is a unique creative writing activity for teaching diary and journal writing. Tom Palumbo (tjpalumbo@aol.com) As a teacher with thirty years of classroom experience and the author of twenty books on creative writing, children’s literature, poetry, mathematics, critical thinking, and problem solving, I look forward to posting free and for pay unique ideas on this new TESforteachers wikispaces’ site.
Anne Frank Diary comprehension KS2Quick View

Anne Frank Diary comprehension KS2

I adapted Anne Frank's most famous diary entries into one incredible piece of writing. Ideal for Literacy, guided reading, intervention/boosters. The comprehension is differentiated and has a detailed mark scheme full of 1, 2 and 3 mark question exemplars. The comprehension come with flashcards with our illustrations (developed by a professional illustrator), word etymologies (word origins, roots, prefixes, suffixes, synonyms, antonym) and contextualised sentences to support vocabulary development. Enjoy! PLEASE LEAVE REVIEWS!
Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 Listening DiaryQuick View

Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1 Listening Diary

This is a listening diary set up for Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1. It includes two diaries : one supported and one unsupported. The unsupported diary includes rationale, full terms for Eduqas GCSE Music 9-1, OFQUAL reference to levels 8, 5 and 2 (appraising) and several diary sheets for listening entries. There is an exemplar diary entry as well as a key terms reference sheet. There is space for teacher feedback and learner responses. At the back there is space for spelling corrections. The supported diary includes a reduced list of key terms and supported writing frames for diary entries as well as the unsupported sheets to show progression as skills develop. This diary tries to satisfy the needs of both learner and teacher. The learner has space to write and focus on key elements as well as respond to teacher feedback. The teacher has space to comment and support a developing musical vocabulary. This is uploaded as a PDF file. Updated 10.01.17 : Typo corrections in supported document. Removal of specific term detail on front cover. Writing lines included for diary detail.