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Lesson one

In English this week, we will be writing a diary entry. We will draft and edit a diary entry. You will need two paragraphs, one to write about what you did in the morning and the second paragraph about what you did in the afternoon. You can write about what you did yesterday.  

Jot down the events about what you did in the morning and what you did in the afternoon. Write down some emotions about how you felt and your thoughts.

Here is an example of a diary entry from the view point of Stone Age boy. 

 

Thursday 15th October 2020

Dear diary,

It is me again, I know I haven’t written in a long time but today I had to. I had the most astounding day ever; you are never going to believe it.

I woke up this morning, the sun was beaming through my window and I was excited because I was going to look for some rocks in the woods. After breakfast, mum said I could go out so I bolted for the door. As I was searching deep in the woods, I tripped and fell. When I woke up, I was in a strange place. It didn’t look like the woods I knew, the trees appeared larger and the air smelt different.  I was curious but terrified as I didn’t know where I was. I walked a short distance to see if I could see anyone or anything I was familiar with, but there was nothing there but trees and green grass. A few moments later, I saw a girl; she looked different…weird. She had these strange clothes on, I hid behind the tree and observed what she was doing. She was gathering berries in this strange bag. She must have seen me because she stopped and stared. I came out to say hello, but she didn’t say anything. I asked her name and if she knew where we were, but she didn’t seem to know what I was talking about. She touched my glasses like she had never seen them before. How strange!

 

If you can remember the story of Stone Age boy, you can write a diary entry from the viewpoint of Stone Age boy similar to the one above or write about your morning. 

 

Lesson 2

Edit you first paragraph. Check for capital letters, full stops and commas after your fronted adverbial. Check that you have written in first person, included the events in chronological order and some thoughts and feelings. 

 

Lesson 3

Write the diary entry about what you did in the afternoon. Remember to use your plan that you created in lesson one. 

Here is part of an example of the Stone Age boy's second paragraph of his diary entry. 

 

After a while, I found out that she could not talk the same language as me it was like she wasn’t using any words at all. She kept pointing and saying Om so I guessed that was her name. She grabbed my arm and dragged me to her family. This is the amazing part! The family were all dressed just like her, there was dead animal skin everywhere and small huts. There were no shops or houses, no forks, knives, plastic or metal. Everything I saw was made from wood or stone. I could not believe it. 

 

Task

Write your second paragraph about your afternoon or write about the Stone Age boy meeting Om's family (if you can remember what happened).

 

Lesson 4

Edit you second paragraph. Check for capital letters, full stops and commas after your fronted adverbial. Check that you have written in first person, included the events in chronological order along with some thoughts and feelings.

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