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2 Punctuating Direct Speech Learning Objective: To understand how to punctuate direct speech.

3 Direct speech is the words that people actually say. Direct speech is the words that people actually say. My leg really hurts!

4 Turning Speech Bubbles to Text. Imagine that the words are sheep. Imagine that the words are sheep. The sheep have to be kept in a pen. The sheep have to be kept in a pen. My leg really hurts! my leg really hurts

5 Turning Speech Bubbles to Text. If there is no capital letter on the first word then the sheep can escape! If there is no capital letter on the first word then the sheep can escape! My leg really hurts! mylegreallyhurts

6 Turning Speech Bubbles to Text. If there is no punctuation mark on the last word then the sheep can escape If there is no punctuation mark on the last word then the sheep can escape My leg really hurts! MyMy legreally hurts

7 Turning Speech Bubbles to Text. Now the sheep are safe and wont escape! My leg really hurts! MyMy legreally hurts !

8 Independent Work Toes: Toes: Turn speech bubbles into written direct speech, using the correct punctuation. Knees: with Mrs Rogers Knees: with Mrs Rogers To turn speech bubbles into written speech making sure that a new line is started every time that there is a new speaker in the conversation. Shoulders: Shoulders: To turn speech bubbles into written direct speech, and then write their own sentences using the speech they have written. Heads: Heads: To turn speech bubbles into correctly punctuated direct written speech and include an adverb to describe how the speech was spoken. In conversation form to ensure practice of new speaker, new line. All: with Mrs Taylor – to stick photos onto newspaper reports during the lesson. Mrs Taylor will call you when she is ready. All: with Mrs Taylor – to stick photos onto newspaper reports during the lesson. Mrs Taylor will call you when she is ready.

9 New Speaker, New Line Now you know how to punctuate speech there is one more thing you need to remember. Now you know how to punctuate speech there is one more thing you need to remember. Every time a new person starts speaking you will need a new sheep pen on a new line. Every time a new person starts speaking you will need a new sheep pen on a new line.

10 New Speaker, New Line My leg really hurts! Lets have a look then. then, look have Lets soothed Mum. MyMy leg really hurts! cried the boy loudly.

11 Speech Punctuation Checklist Speech marks at the beginning of the words that are spoken. (66) Speech marks at the beginning of the words that are spoken. (66) Capital letter on the first word that was spoken. Capital letter on the first word that was spoken. Punctuation mark after the last word that was spoken. Punctuation mark after the last word that was spoken. Close the speech marks (99). Close the speech marks (99). New line EVERY TIME there is a new person speaking. New line EVERY TIME there is a new person speaking. NOW CHECK YOUR WRITING – DOES IT HAVE ALL THE ELEMENTS ABOVE? NOW CHECK YOUR WRITING – DOES IT HAVE ALL THE ELEMENTS ABOVE?


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