Y4 Grammar Punctuation and Spelling

Punctuating Direct Speech Lesson

This Punctuating Direct Speech lesson covers the prior learning of recognising direct speech before moving onto the main skill of punctuating direct speech.

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 Objective
English Year 4: (4G5.7) Using and punctuating direct speech

English Year 4: (4G5.7) Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech [for example, a comma after the reporting clause; end punctuation within inverted commas: The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”]

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2 Teaching Support

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Teaching PowerPoint

Teaching PowerPoint

This teaching PowerPoint guides pupils through the prior learning of recognising direct speech before moving onto the main skill of punctuating direct speech. There are some modelled varied fluency and application and reasoning questions included at the end.

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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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Free Year 4 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 2 – Speech

Free Year 4 GPS Scheme of Work Spring Block 2 – Speech

This is a free scheme of work for Year 4 Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. This resource is the second block in the teaching sequence and includes 3 small steps with guidance for teaching.

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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 punctuating direct speech.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 GPS Punctuating 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 Punctuating Direct Speech activity comprises questions designed to test pupils’ understanding of punctuating direct speech.

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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.

2 Application

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Application

Application

This application task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the punctuating direct speech lesson.

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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 punctuating direct speech.

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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.

2 Homework

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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