Year 4 Using Direct Speech: Knock, knock

Year 4 Using Direct Speech: Knock, knock

WOW Lesson

Join English expert, Rachel Clarke, as she shares this engaging lesson designed to deepen children's understanding of punctuating direct speech. In this lesson, you will explore the English objective relating to using and punctuating direct speech. Children will learn to use full-speech punctuation and to set out dialogue correctly. They will apply their learning to write a scene from a well-known traditional tale that includes dialogue between characters. They will practise proofreading their writing to check for accurate punctuation.

Key Stage 2

Year 4

  • English
  • Spoken Language
  • Writing – composition
  • Writing - vocabulary, grammar and punctuation
  • use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas
  • evaluate and edit by: proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
  • proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
  • indicate grammatical and other features by: using and punctuating direct speech
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