Ideal for use in Year 4 when this objective is first introduced or for consolidation in later years.
- ‘Punctuating Direct Speech’ activity sheet with three levels of differentiation and a range of activities to allow children to punctuate direct speech correctly, write direct speech with correct punctuation and mark the punctuation sentences. Answers included.
- ‘Punctuating Direct Speech’ passage, short paragraphs with three levels of differentiation where children need to spot the mistakes and punctuate sentences correctly. Ideal as a short activity or in a grammar session. Answers included.
- ‘Punctuating Direct Speech’ comic strip. A fun activity for children to turn a comic strip with speech bubbles into a short story, writing direct speech with the correct punctuation. Two versions available – comic strip with completed speech bubbles and blank speech bubbles for children to create their own version.
National Curriculum Links
Year 4 statutory content to be introduced – Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.
Year 3 and 4 – using and punctuating direct speech.
Capital letters and inverted commas in direct speech.
Above plus commas before and at the end of direct speech.
Above plus ? ! . at the end of direct speech.