Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Back to Basics

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This week's resources will help your students to understand how simple punctuation marks can take their dialogue from stream of consciousness to structured speech

1 Speech mark steps

What is it? Step-by-step instructions and activities that teach students how to use speech marks correctly

What users say "Really clear, well presented and thorough. Will definitely be using this resource."

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2 Engaging talk

What is it? A lesson that shows students how to use speech marks in an engaging way

What users say "Very useful. Thank you."

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3 Delightful dialogue

What is it? A handy checklist for writing dialogue that can be stuck into students' books

What users say "Super. Just what I needed and easily differentiated."

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4 Dealing direct

What is it? A worksheet to help students understand how direct and indirect speech are used in written texts

What users say "A simple resource that reinforces one of the basic building blocks of sentences."

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5 Punctuation presentation

What is it? A set of differentiated tasks to teach students how to punctuate speech correctly

What users say "A comprehensive presentation that contains success criteria and the use of learning partners. …

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