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.
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.
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.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
These books have 7 pages. Four of the pages have decodable words, the following pages have sentences to read including common exception words highlighted in red. The back page has a short passage, activity , poem or silly sentences to read.
This set of 11 books covers Set 2 sounds
I have created some books with decodable words and colour coded the common exception words red.