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Matilda Diary Writing Lesson

Matilda Diary Writing Lesson

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Complete Lesson on Writing Diary Entries  -  Related to Matilda by Roald Dahl

This download includes a complete, diary entry writing lesson on the sixth chapter of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl.


The lesson focuses on how write a diary entry using the events in the chapter as a base. Children will read and discuss the chapter. There is a detailed PowerPoint to ensure children’s understanding of the elements of diary entries. The class will write an entry together and then the children can plan and write their own using the writing frame and success criteria included to allow for confidence when writing independently. For lower ability children there is a scaffold diary entry cloze sheet to build confidence before allowing them to write their own versions.


There is also a short chapter summary sheet for children to complete to reflect on the chapter read. You will need a copy of the book Matilda; everything else needed is included in this download.

This download includes:
- Full and detailed lesson plan

- Complete lesson PowerPoint
- Writing prompt sheet
- Success criteria
- Chapter review sheets

- Hot seat prompt sheet

- LA cloze sheet

This lesson is also available as part of a big all chapter bundle

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