In teaching direct speech for the past ten years with 3rd, 4th and 5th grade pupils, most difficult thing for children when writing narratives, interviews, recounts and so on, is remembering all the features which ensure correct speech.
For years, I thought there must be a way in which the children can learn a simple phrase in order to learn, apply and check speech writing within their own work. After trialling this system over the past few years with a number of different year groups with very different needs - this method works!
When you purchase this resource, you will be provided with full instructions of how to teach speech to your children. The step by step guide can take a child from 1st Grade up, and introduce, demonstrate, practice, refine, embed and master speech incredibly quickly.
The preview demonstrates the instructions with visual representations of how the punctuation resources and vocabulary cards are used. Please view the preview to see this in action.
Once the children have mastered this method, they can then turn the speech around to have the inverted commas at the end of the sentence with the "who, how, how, action" at the beginning of the sentence. If the children master that, they can then move on to broken speech, again using the same cards to support mastery.
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