Year 4 Recognising Speech

Use your knowledge of speech in writing to answer the five questions.

Teacher Specific Information

This Year 4 GPS Recognising Speech activity checks pupils’ ability to recognise speech in written text. Children will select the spoken words in text that includes reported and direct speech, select the words in a paragraph that would precede inverted commas, answer true or false about the number of inverted commas required in a piece of text, identify which sentence has been punctuated correctly, and identify which sentences include reported 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 Steps 1 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!”]

Use your knowledge of speech in writing to answer the five questions.