This stimulating and informative lesson aims to improve students’ ability to adapt the style of their writing to suit their audience and purpose. In particular, they attempt to meet the purpose of writing diary entries.
Students follow a clear and logical learning journey, in which they:
-Define diaries and their key content features;
-Read extracts of diaries, and explain which content features different writers employ;
-Work collaboratively to ascertain the language and structure features of diary entries;
-Create a success criteria for effective diary writing (although a ready-made success criteria is included)
-Write a diary entry for a famous character from their favourite movie, using the techniques that they have learnt;
-Peer/self-assess their diary writing attempts.
There are enough resources here really for two lessons, including:
-Visually engaging whole-lesson PowerPoint;
-Diary extracts x 4 (Adrian Mole, Anne Frank, etc.)
-What's in a Diary Entry worksheet;
-Step-by-step lesson plan.
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