This powerful Key Stage 2 grammar resources pack provides everything you need to teach a series of five lessons on writing dialogue to pupils in Years 5 and 6, culminating in an extended writing task where children can use their grammatical understanding in context.
What is included in this direct speech KS2 resource pack?
- Writing dialogue challenge worksheet
- Blank speech bubble templates
- Dialogue cards
- Writing plan
- Writing task
- Uplevelling writing worksheet
Dialogue is a conversation between two or more people in a book, play or film. The direct speech within the dialogue must be punctuated correctly when written as a narrative.
Direct speech in writing is where you are directly quoting someone’s words, and these are marked by inverted commas eg “I’ll meet you at the library tomorrow morning,” Sharon said.
What are inverted commas KS2?
Inverted commas go before and after direct speech, surrounding what was said. They are also commonly known as speech marks.
Direct speech examples:
- “I’m bored,” he complained.
- “What’s that noise?” he asked.
- “Your sister!” his dad replied.
- The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”
National Curriculum English programme of study links
Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech
Pupils should be taught to indicate grammatical and other features by using and punctuating direct speech