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Letters and Diaries

Caterpillar Diary
by David Drew
(Thomas Nelson)
A week by week account of the development of a caterpillar from egg to moth (which makes a change from the usual butterfly). Written in the present tense by a child observer with one page for each week. Has an index and a life cycle diagram.
Links to science- living things and work on cycle diagrams.
KS1
16 pages    ISBN 0170074765
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Historical Letters, Diaries and Journals
selected by Jenny Green
(Pelican Big Books 0582421055)
A fascinating selection of extracts from a range of historical periods. The writers include Samuel Pepys, Charlotte Bronte, Queen Victoria, Roald Dahl and Nelson Mandela while the often neglected black heroine, Mary Seacole, is included as the subject of two other people's writing. Useful for autobiographical writing and for looking at the way writing styles have changed through the years.
Links to history
KS2
48 pages
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