The Six Rules of Speech: using the correct punctuation (a PowerPoint lesson)

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Hi and thanks for viewing this lesson on how to punctuate direct speech correctly.

I made this for my class who were struggling to get their heads around all the rules around punctuating speech. The PowerPoint is colourful with a cartoon giraffe to support learning. The six rules included are:
1. Speech marks are used to show which words are being spoken by a character.
2. Tell the reader who is speaking by adding 'said' or equivalent.
3. The first piece of speech starts with a capital letter.
4. When a new character speaks, their speech starts on a new line.
5. When a spoken sentence ends with a full stop, we change it to a commas.
6. Breaking up longer speech.

All slides are animated and most rules have a 'your turn' / 'have a go' activity afterwards so children can apply what they have learned. Please see the preview file for perspective of how the PowerPoint is presented. Please note, I have referred to " " as speech marks in the PowerPoint but please feel free to change this to quotation marks or inverted commas depending on how you are teaching it to your class.

If you like this product, I have similar ELA resources in my store such as PowerPoints on simple, compound and complex sentences and spelling homophones.

Thanks and enjoy,
Vic the Teacher
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13
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Teaching Duration
40 Minutes

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