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Year 3 and 4 Inverted Commas SPaG Worksheets

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This bright, appealing PDF writing worksheet is an excellent way to practise and revise using inverted commas in KS2 - Year 3 and Year 4.

This primary resource is divided into five sections:

  • Understand
    Read the conversation and write it down as written speech, remembering to punctuate it using inverted commas.
  • Challenge
    What might the characters in the pictures be saying? Write a sentence of speech from each one, using inverted commas for punctuation.
  • Test
    Read the sentences and tick them if the inverted commas have been used correctly. If they have not, write the inverted commas where they should be.
  • Explain
    Using your own words, explain why we use inverted commas. Give examples.
  • Apply
    Look at the picture and write a conversation between the two people using inverted commas correctly.

This 15-minute challenge features activities that include SATs-style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses, with eye-catching images as prompts.

What are inverted commas?

Inverted commas go before and after direct speech, surrounding what was said.

When to use inverted commas

Use inverted commas to mark the beginning and end of direct speech (a speaker’s words written down exactly as they were spoken).

Inverted comma examples

The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”

“I’m bored,” he complained.

“What’s that noise?” he asked. “Your sister!” his dad replied.

National Curriculum English programme of study links

Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech

  • Worksheets featuring five sections: understand challenge test explain and apply. Activities include SATs style questions and opportunities for creative writing responses with eye-catching images as prompts
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