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Ideas on what diary texts could be used for YR4 Literacy

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by toggle2, May 4, 2007.

  1. I'm thinking Diary of a Cat killer etc, but would like a range for the children to look at to look at diary writing characteristics - any help would be well appreciated!! Cheers big ears
     
  2. I'm thinking Diary of a Cat killer etc, but would like a range for the children to look at to look at diary writing characteristics - any help would be well appreciated!! Cheers big ears
     
  3. What about anne frank? or the mum minder by jacqueline wilson?
     
  4. Flapwell

    Flapwell New commenter

    I have a year 4 class who love Diary of a Wimpy kid. No input from me either. I've balanced diary writing by reading extracts of the above, and Diary of a KC, plus Anne Frank and some Samuel Pepys, the Black Death. Diary writing lends itself to weak sentence structure, and knowing how many marks are given for openers and connectives, I want the children to use them in a test situation.Love diarywriting for LAPs, but if children really use the style they get marked down.
     
  5. Flapwell

    Flapwell New commenter

    On balance, I'm chosing Diary of a Killer Cat as my main text. Well written,funny, I love it, children hmmm. I'm going to make it into a courtroom drama. Our theme is persuasive writing, but the QCA test is diary writing, which isn't on our syllabus,I an new to the year group, and I wouldn't have known this..I should add that I'm not a particularly good teacher, but want a wow lesson for PF
     

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