English Assembly Task: Diary Writing

Life in a Favela


Write a diary entry after a day in the life of someone who has just moved from the countryside to a new shanty town settlement on the outskirts of Rio. Their diary must refer to the hardships they face on a daily basis when collecting water from the outskirts of the Favela.

Success criteria, you must evidence your ability to do the following:

  • I can write in the first person and in the past tense.
  • I have used commas to separate subordinate clauses within sentences.
  • I have used time connectives to link sentences.
  • I have used a colon in my writing to start a list.

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