Year 4 Direct Speech or Indirect Speech

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 4 GPS Direct Speech or Indirect Speech activity checks pupils’ understanding of sentences using direct and indirect speech. Children will identify whether a sentence uses direct or indirect speech, select words that should be included within the inverted commas for direct speech, identify if a speech bubble has been correctly converted into a sentence and convert between indirect speech and direct speech using the words and punctuation provided.

This activity is linked to the Classroom Secrets Year 4 GPS scheme of work.
Questions in this activity are based on the content in Spring Block 2 Steps 3 on the Classroom Secrets website, where you can find more resources.

National Curriculum Objectives:
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!”]