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Unlikely Diary Keepers

reporting on learned facts with an unusual "Dear Diary" scenario


Student Writer Instructions:

Pretend that anything can keep a diary, like the worm in Diary of the Worm does.  Today you'll be planning and writing a 5- or 10-day diary for either a living creature (like a moth) or an unusual noun (like a decimal point) that you are learning about.

You will want to set up your original writing like a real diary would be written, and use your sense of humor as you write.

Don't just be funny.  Make sure each diary entry shows that you know one real fact about the invertebrate you are writing a diary for.  To learn more about the thing you're writing a diary for, we suggest you use Yahooligans or your school's library.

 

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