Today, you will continue looking at diary entries; focusing on the 'Diary of a Lively Labrador'. Remember, if you don't have a printer, use paper and write it down.
1. Read Diary of a Lively Labrador by Ruth Merttens up to the end of page 8
o Read the story aloud, using good expression to read what is said.
o What do you think the mouse and Boof-Head talk about?
2. Write a conversation using speech bubbles
o Decide on a topic of conversation for the two animals (for example cheese, Moonboom the cat, The Princess, flowers in the garden…)
o Using the ‘Mouse and Boof-Head in conversation’ sheet write down a conversation between the two creatures (save this work somewhere safe –you will need it tomorrow).
3. Read the rest of Diary of a Lively Labrador
o Use a dictionary to find the meaning of any words you don’t know.
o Write the part that you liked best in the diary. Give some reasons why it was the best bit.
Try the Fun-Time Extras
o Imagine you are an animal (it could be your own pet or an imaginary pet) and write a short diary extract in the first person. Include an exciting event to make it interesting to read.