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Diary Writing


This week we are looking at Diary writing. Watch my video and remember what we need to include in a diary entry, write in first person (use the pronoun I), chronological order (morning to evening), slang language, (I don't want to sleep) and use your feelings (Today was a horrible day, I am so sad and fed up, it is raining, the internet is broken and Mr E has sent more math work. Why?)

Diary writing

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Here is an extract from Mrs McGowan's Diary - well actually her cat's diary ! In the style of Anne Fine's "Diary of a Killer Cat."


As you read it,think, is everything that should be in a diary entry there? Look at the language,the order of events, the beginning,the end.


                                                                                                                 Friday 5th June 2020

Dear Diary,

Today I have done what comes naturally for a cat.

When my owner came downstairs , I asked to be fed. Loudly, so she could not miss me!

However, before I got my breakfast,I had to have my medicine. I am only prepared to take it if I am bribed with cheese. I sit patiently next to the dining table- not on it as that would be rude! I allow my owner to give me my tablet. This happens twice a day, so I get my favourite food twice a day, aren't I clever!

After breakfast I wandered out into the garden to check everything was as it should be. I had a quick drink from the bowl of water on the step, keeping an eye open for next doors cat " Kitty." She is much bigger than me so I keep out of her way, even though she sits on  my bench. Now that's rude!

My next task is to groom myself, carefully, so I always look my best.


Really, my whole day is spent eating, sleeping and occasionally allowing my owner to nurse me.

Right,  that's enough from me . Go and do the tasks someone called Mr Eccleston has asked you to do.

Send it in so my owner and I can share it.

See you later.



Now write a diary entry of your own.