Writing - Roger's Diary - Planning
I WAS A RAT - WEEK 4
Diary Writing - Part 3
Planning Roger's Diary
By now you are familiar with the main features of a diary and how your own might be written in a nice chatty style, in first person, with chronological order and paragraphs (blocks) for each change of event or location.
We are now ready to start thinking about writing a diary for someone else ... Roger!
He has had a pretty wild first day (LOOK BACK AT YOUR STORY MAP TO SEE WHAT HE DID), visiting 6 locations, meeting lots of strange people and experiencing all sorts of sounds and smells.
Before we write a diary for this amazing day, we first need to do some PLANNING to make sure we get everything in order and only include the MOST IMPORTANT events and don't write a 20 page epic story!
Using your story map, the book (or audiobook) itself and your big brain, make some notes on the attached sheet. You need to think about:
- Introduction ... waking up at Bob and Joan's house
- Places visited (in correct order)
- Main event that happened at each place (just one or two .. not everything!)
- How you felt
- Any sounds or smells you experienced
- Signing off ... going to sleep in your 'nest' at Bob and Joan's house, wondering what school might be like tomorrow!
USE THE FILLED OUT EXAMPLE TO HELP YOU IF YOU GET STUCK ... BUT DO NOT JUST COPY IT, USE YOUR BIG BRAIN TO COME UP WITH SOME OF YOUR OWN IDEAS.
The planning sheet is in a grid format for you to fill in the gaps. Remember this is a plan and does not need stacks of detail.
You will be writing Roger's diary entry in full NEXT Monday and Tuesday - over 2 days to give you extra time to write, read aloud to an audience (checking for good sense) and edit before handing in.