I know the features of a diary.
Choose one of the three examples of diary entries below.
A - Tricky
B - Trickier
Once you have chosen your level of challenge, read through the diary entry. What do you notice about it? Can you find evidence of the following features?
- Includes the date or time.
- Written in first person (this means that it uses the words I, we, my, us).
- Uses informal, chatty language.
- Tell the events in time (chronological) order.
- Includes the writer's emotions and feelings.
- Written in the past tense.
- Uses time conjunctions (before, after, eventually, first, next, later, earlier, meanwhile, finally).
- They sometimes include speech. "What would you like for breakfast?" Dad asked, as I raced downstairs.
You can either write the features in your book and the evidence below it or you could print the sheet and highlight the different parts.