Today we are going to be learning how to punctuate speech correctly.
HOW MANY DIFFERENT WORDS CAN YOU THINK OF INSTEAD OF 'SAID' ?
You have 2 minutes... GO GO GO!
How many did you find?
Did you find it tricky?
Have a look at the word mat below to find some more interesting words to use instead of 'said'. This many come in handy with your dialogue later.
TASK 1: USE AND PUNCTUATE DIRECT SPEECH
Complete the worksheet below showing how to use and punctuate direct speech correctly. The answer sheet is included too!
TASK 2: WRITE YOUR OWN DIALOGUE
Now you know how to punctuate speech correctly, I would like you to write your dialogue that you acted out yesterday between Doon and Lina. Make sure that all your punctuation is in the right place and that you follow the rules of speech. Take a look at the help sheet below for extra guidance.
TASK 3: READ
Read chapter 9 and see the real conversation that Lina and Doon had. Was it what you predicted it to be?
Look at p130, are Doon and Lina more similar that we first thought?