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1 Enhancing your writing Direct and Indirect Speech

2 WALT By the end of the lesson I will: Understand the difference between direct and indirect speech. Be able to apply this knowledge in my writing. Accurately punctuate direct and indirect speech Know when and how to change pronouns and verb tenses in indirect speech.

3 Direct speech When we use direct speech in our writing: The exact words spoken must be put inside speech marks. The first spoken word must have a capital letter. When a new speaker begins, we must start a new line.

4 Direct speech Here are some examples of direct speech.

5 Direct Speech Ive hurt my leg! Ive hurt my leg! moaned the boy.

6 Direct speech Can you take a deep breath? Can you take a deep breath? asked the doctor.

7 Direct speech I like this dress. The woman said, I like this dress.

8 Use the correct punctuation to write what is being said. Ive caught three fish. The train will leave in ten minutes! Do you know what type of angle this is? I love ice cream. I am a clever girl. Direct Speech

9 Indirect speech This is sometimes called REPORTED SPEECH. When we use indirect speech in our writing: We dont use speech marks. We usually have to change pronouns and verb tenses. We dont have to start a new line when we report a new speakers words.

10 Indirect speech Here are some examples of indirect speech.

11 Direct Speech Ive hurt my leg! The boy moaned that he had hurt his leg.

12 Direct speech Can you take a deep breath? The doctor asked the boy if he could take a deep breath.

13 Direct speech I like this dress. The woman said that she liked the dress.

14 Use the correct punctuation to report what was said. Ive caught three fish. The train will leave in ten minutes! Do you know what type of angle this is? I love ice cream. I am a clever girl. Indirect Speech

15 WILF By the end of the lesson I will look for evidence to show that you will: Understand the difference between direct and indirect speech. Be able to apply this knowledge in your writing. Accurately punctuate direct and indirect speech Know when and how to change pronouns and verb tenses in indirect speech.


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