Year 4 Punctuating Direct Speech

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 4 Punctuating Direct Speech activity comprises questions designed to test pupils’ understanding of punctuating direct speech. Pupils will: identify correctly punctuated direct speech; identify where inverted commas should not appear; identify a speech bubble that has been converted correctly; and reconstruct a sentence containing direct speech.

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 Step 2 on the Classroom Secrets website, where you can find more resources.

National Curriclum 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!”]