What is a diary entry?
- A diary entry is a form of recount where the writer explains what happened to them
- It describes the events and emotions that took place
- It talks about thoughts and feelings in a reflective way
Write a diary entry about your favourite birthday
Write a diary entry from your first day at school
Write a diary entry from a character in your favourite book
Write a diary entry from your favourite historical figure
How to Structure a diary entry
It will begin ‘Dear Diary’ with a date
Paragraph 1: Introduce the event and your feelings about it You won’t believe what happened today…..
Paragraph 2: What happened next, how did it make you feel?
Paragraph 3: What are your thoughts for tomorrow?
Sign off I must go now diary because sleep beckons…….
Diary Writing Advice:
- Always plan your response first
- Use the first person ‘I’
- Talk to your diary as if it is a character
- Include thoughts, feelings, and opinions
- Write about the event in chronological order
- Use the past tense
- Include emotive language
- Include detailed descriptions and devices
- Vary your sentence structures
- Use interesting punctuation
- You can use informal, relaxed language
- You can speak openly and honestly as if you are confiding in your diary
- Proofread your work carefully
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