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<a href="http://bookwizard.scholastic.c... of a Wombat</i></a> is such a fun example of a diary. Children are drawn to the humor, as well as Bruce Whatley's cuddly pictures.<br>
- Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French
- writing paper
- colored paper
- colored pencils
Students will "use a variety of forms or genres when writing for different audiences." --Massachusetts English/Language Arts Curriculum Frameworks
Explain to students that they will be choosing an animal, and creating a diary based on that animal. Give students time to research their animal before they start their diary. They may want to learn about habitat, life expectancy, preferred food, family unit, etc.
Students could create dioramas of their animals, with captions on index cards, to explain the scenes.