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This ‘Make a Match’ game is a fun way for pupils in Y4 to match sentences that contain the same information written as direct and reported speech.
The game can be played as a class or in small groups and is perfect for adult led interventions to revisit key knowledge and skills.
2 heading cards (Direct Speech and Reported Speech)
26 sentence cards
What is direct speech?
Direct speech writes exactly what a person says, punctuated using inverted commas and other speech punctuation.
‘Everyone must follow the rules,’ explained Roger.
What is reported speech?
Reported speech states what someone said without necessarily reporting their actual words.
Roger explained that the rules must be followed by everyone.
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Pupils should be taught to use and punctuate direct speech
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