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Changing Indirect Speech to Direct Speech – Differentiated Worksheet

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 6 pages | Years: 4 - 6

Practise converting indirect speech to direct speech with this worksheet.

Reinforce Understanding of Indirect/Direct Speech

Being able to convert indirect speech to direct speech is quite a handy writing skill. It requires subtle changes to the grammar and punctuation of the sentence. This worksheet allows ample opportunity to practise the correct use of speech marks, commas, question marks and full stops when recording the exact words spoken. 

Students are provided with 10 sentences reporting something that has happened. They convert each sentence from reported speech to quoted speech.  

An answer key is included with your download to make grading fast and easy!  

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding  

In addition to individual student work time, use this worksheet as:

The worksheet comes in two differentiated versions. Reading levels and the amount of writing required vary. The worksheet labelled with a square is more challenging than the one labelled with a triangle. 

You could further modify the resource/write new sentences by using the Google Slides version.

Easily Download & Print

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or Google Slides version of this resource. 

Because this resource includes an answer sheet, we recommend you print one copy of the entire file. Then make photocopies of the blank worksheet for students to complete.

To save paper, we suggest printing this 2-page worksheet double-sided. 

Turn this teaching resource into a sustainable activity by printing on thick card and slipping it into a write-and-wipe sleeve. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse. 

Additionally, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks. 

Get more handy worksheets here!


This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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