This dialogue tags quiz helps KS1 children identify the difference between the words ‘said’, ‘asked’ and ‘replied’. These skills will aid their English and literacy comprehension abilities as outlined in the National Curriculum. When reading dialogue, various different tags are used and children are encouraged to use tags other than ‘said’ in their dialogue writing.
When somebody in a story speaks, the writer tells us by using speech marks and writes ‘said’, ‘asked’ or ‘replied’. These verbs are then followed by a noun or proper noun – explaining who is speaking.
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