Share Shares Before the age of Twitter and Facebook, the best way to keep track of your life was through a diary or journal. For most, a diary is a place of private introspection where one can transfer thoughts and feelings onto paper. In some cases, diaries are interesting documents that reveal a story of a certain time or place, like the diaries of Anne Frank and Samuel Pepys.
Share via Email What a different book the Diary of a Wimpy Kid would have been if he hadn't been written as a diary it wouldn't have been called Diary of a Wimpy Kid for a start Diyah Pera The relationship between a diary and a diarist is supposedly a private, sacred affair.
A diary's pages are the ideal place to record your deepest, heart-felt passions or your darkest desires, safe in the knowledge that your diary will take those secrets to the grave.
Write whatever you like — it's all totally secret. Err, well no, actually.
Because once those thoughts are out of your head and onto the page they can be seen by anybody. They can be found. Which is kind of the whole point of writing something down in the first place, isn't it? To have it read. I am fairly unscrupulous.
I will hesitate only as long as it takes me to find a comfy chair before I start reading any diary that I happen to stumble upon or find after hours of searching in my daughter's bedroom….
They offer us an insight into someone else's head. If we're really lucky they provide reassurance that other people think like we do. The best part about reading a diary and this applies to reading your own, old diaries is discovering what the writer of that diary chose to record.
What was important to them on that day? Seemingly irrelevant, mundane comments can say a lot about a person, even if it's that "I had the biggest laugh at school today.
Jason was messing about with a Bovril sandwich and somehow it ended up being shoved down my jumper I hasten to add that it was wrapped in cellophane.
I got it out, crawled over to James' bag and put it inside without him seeing. Everyone else saw — it was well funny. I was supposed to be revising for my GCSEs. Books based on diaries give a reader something really special. The feeling that someone is confiding in you; sharing things with you that they would never tell another living soul.
There are many fantastic books for children and teenagers with a diary format. These are my top ten, in no particular order as these books are so diverse that it would be impossible to compare them to each other.
Rebecca Westcott's debut novel Dandelion Clocks is published by Penguin and follows the diary of year-old Liv from thirteen weeks before to six months after the death of her much-loved mum from cancer.
There is no doubt about this — Nana has plans to decorate her own coffin and when it arrives on Mira's birthday it's clear that Nana hasn't got long to go.
At the same time, Mira joins a writing club at school where she is encouraged to write a diary. The timing is perfect.A diary (or journal) is a book where an individual keeps a record of their events, feelings and experiences.
Can you think of any examples? Diary of a wimpy kid Tom Gates Spud Anne Frank Samuel Pepys Adrian Mole Even Winston Churchill kept a diary! In pairs, read . Introduction Success criteria help children to understand what you are looking for in a piece of writing.
These resources help children from Reception to Year 6 to become. Example 2: Alex's diary entry. The in-role writing by this candidate, Alex, also forms the means of staging a sequence set in the Salem community.
This ppt covers the year 4 first summer topic around the theme of serving & new life/5(63). Jan 02, · My diary An interactive text written in the style of a child’s scrapbook or journal.
Each page recounts a special day with its own weather conditions.
Teachers’ notes written by Bev Long, Educational Consultant5/5(2). • Writing in role – there are many possibilities for writing in role that help the children revisit the story, e.g. end of term report for a character, diary entry, letters to another character, newspaper articles.