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Writing composition: diaries

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Write a fictional diary about ...
Writing question prompts using four scenarios to use as a starting point to gather ideas for diary writing.
Y5 Y6 | Narrative | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries
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Diary quiz – fact or fiction?
Quiz about factual and fictional diaries with answers for teachers. Children have to identify each diary as fact or fiction.
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Y5 Y6 | Narrative | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries
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A week of diary writing - a step back in time
Children are given the scenario that they are about to be evacuated from London to the countryside during the Blitz. They are prompted to consider both events and feelings surrounding the evacuation.
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Y3 Y4 | Non-fiction | Writing composition | Life during the Second World War  |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries  and featured in our World War II project pack.
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Report of a voyager
This resource provides notes from one of the crew members on Christopher Columbus' voyage. Children need to use the notes to help them to write a report of the event.
Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries
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My Saturday
What did you do on a Saturday? Draw and label pictures showing what the children did during each part of the day. An enjoyable discussion resource from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.
Y1 | Non-fiction | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries
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Dilly's diary
Read the diary and answer the questions. Can you match the day to the correct activity? Includes an interactive matching activity. The resource is from A&C Black's 'Developings' series.


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A soldier's diary
The opening paragraph to a soldier's diary, with first person pronouns highlighted. Children carry on the diary extract.
Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction | Writing composition |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries
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Pet diaries
Includes a super example of a cat's diary, a worksheet to enable children to order events and writing prompts to help them create their own 'dog diary'! Plus a flash sequencing activity: put the story in the correct order.
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Y3 Y4 | Non-fiction | Writing composition | Living things |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries
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Pen pal project
A lively science fiction writing booklet with a range of writing activities for children to complete. (Note: designed for duplex printing. If you aren't able to print back-to-back you can stick the relevant pages together.)
Y5 Y6 | Non-fiction | Writing composition | School life |  From the resource collection(s): Writing composition: diaries
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