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Here are suggested activities linked to your weekly overview for Week 10 (08.06.20). This week, we’d like you to spend some time thinking about Direct Speech and using speech marks. There are a few links to help you along your way and suggested worksheets. Please make sure you choose the correct activity. You do not need to do all the worksheets for all the groups...just your reading group and just what you feel you can do. Also keep checking Studyladder for PODS linked to your weekly work for more practice.


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Literacy Lesson 1 – Introduction to Speech Marks


Speech Marks are used in sentences when someone is speaking. We normally refer to them as 66 and 99 as that’s the numbers they look like. It’s also easy to remember that 66 comes first as that’s the smaller number…all these little tips help.


Speech marks are only placed around the words which are spoken.


E.g. “This orange is sour," said Robert.


The words spoken by Robert were: This orange is sour.


Notice how the speech marks come before the first word spoken (This) and the after the last word spoken (sour). Also notice that the speech marks come after the comma and not before.


If Robert was asking a question instead, the speech marks would also come after the ?


E.g. “Is this orange sour?” asked Robert.

Watch the following videos to learn a little more about speech marks and then look at the PPTs which explain using them a little more and give you some to try out yourself.  After that, have a go at your worksheet for today, but practising adding in speech marks only. Remember they only go around the words that are spoken and come after the punctuation mark, e.g. comma, question mark, exclamation mark or full stop if the spoken words are at the end of the sentence.

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Literacy Lesson 2 – Continuing to use Speech Marks


Yesterday we had a little look at using speech marks in sentences. We would like you to continue practising that new skills today, however today some of the speech will be at the end of the sentence. This doesn’t make any difference to where the speech marks go. They always go around the spoken words.


E.g.    The teacher asked, “Can I have your books please?”


Notice how the speech marks are around what the teacher is asking and your ‘66’ comes after the comma after the word asked. Your ‘99’ then goes after the ? at the end.

Have a look at the following PPT which lets you practise this further and then have a look at the second one which you can use to practice on a whiteboard or spare piece of paper.

Steps to Success WILF:

Literacy Lesson 3 – Using Direct Speech – no punctuation


Today we’d like some of you to try and have a go at punctuating sentences using speech marks which I have no other punctuation in them. We know that this is tricky, but use the video and PPT which goes through some examples and remember to keep checking your ‘Steps to Success’ WILF from yesterday.

Punctuation: Introduction to speech marks (KS2)

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