Y4 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Direct Speech Lesson

This Direct Speech lesson covers the prior learning of Recognising Direct Speech before moving onto the main skill of using inverted commas.

The lesson starts with a prior learning activity to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning with engaging reasoning and application tasks.

National Curriculum Objectives

English Year 3: (3G5.7) Introduction to inverted commas to punctuate direct speech

English Year 3: (3G5.7) direct speech

English Year 3: (3G5.7) inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’)

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2 Teaching Support

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of Recognising Direct Speech before moving onto the main skill of using inverted commas. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Modelling PowerPoint

Modelling PowerPoint

This PowerPoint can be used to model the questions that the children will complete on the varied fluency and application and reasoning worksheets as part of this lesson.

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Year 4 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

Year 4 GPS Scheme of Work Autumn Block 1 – Ready to Write

This is a free scheme of work for Year 4 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. It is designed to be used in conjunction with your English curriculum and allows you to cover the Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation objectives from the Year 4 National Curriculum.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

Laura demonstrates turning a speech bubble into direct speech and adding in correct punctuation in this Direct Speech Video Tutorial.

1 Prior Learning

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Prior Learning Activity

Prior Learning Activity

This prior learning activity recaps the prior learning of Recognising Direct Speech before moving onto the main skill of using inverted commas.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 GPS Recognising Direct Speech activity checks pupils' understanding of inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Speech Punctuation Game activity comprises 12 sentences, some with correct speech punctuation and some with incorrect speech punctuation.

2 Varied Fluency

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Varied Fluency

Varied Fluency

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency questions for pupils to support the teaching of this step.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Direct Speech Game includes five questions designed to test pupils' understanding of identifying and punctuating direct speech.

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Interactive Activity

Interactive Activity

This Year 4 Speech Punctuation Game activity comprises 12 sentences, some with correct speech punctuation and some with incorrect speech punctuation.

2 Application

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Application and Reasoning

Application and Reasoning

This differentiated worksheet includes application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.

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Mixed Activity

Mixed Activity

This main activity includes varied fluency, reasoning and application questions for pupils to practise the main skill of using inverted commas.

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Application

Application

This application task can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the Direct Speech lesson.

2 Homework

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Homework

Homework

This differentiated worksheet includes varied fluency and application and reasoning questions to support the teaching of this step.