Reinforce understanding of how to punctuate direct speech with this worksheet.
Consolidate Skills in Punctuating Direct Speech
Punctuating dialogue correctly is quite complicated. Students typically require lots of repetition in order to master this skill. In this worksheet, students practise correctly adding commas, quotation marks, capital letters, full stops and other forms of punctuation to the sentences provided. Sometimes the quoted speech occurs at the beginning of the sentence, at other times it is found in the middle or at the end.
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:
- an English Group Activity
- homework assignment
- whole-class review (via smartboard.)
The worksheet comes in three differentiated versions. The reading levels vary, as does the amount of writing required. The easiest level is labelled with a circle, and the levels progress to the triangle version and then the square version.
If you wish to modify the resource further/write your own sentences, we have a Google Slides version for you!
Easily Download & Print
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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.
Alternatively, project the worksheet onto a screen and work through it as a class by having students record their answers in their notebooks.
This resource was created by Jennifer Hall, a Teach Starter Collaborator.
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