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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.
A really lovely way to introduce using commas when writing lists. I did this with myclass, I wrote descriptions of my children and the class had to guess who they were about. You'll obviously need to tweak this for your class.
Lots of my children were struggling for ideas of characters and settings. So, in order to support them and make their stories more intersting I gave these grids. Some children wanted to challenge themselves so randomly chose a character and setting and wrote a story about them. The results were amusing and interesting.
Students will use note taking skills to paraphrase notes on third-person-point-of-view. Notes will provide and promote better writing when writing various text, constructed responses, and extended responses. Notes are excellent for understand which point of view a piece of text is written from, and changing a point of view when writing.