This quiz is about speech marks and introduces Key Stage 1 students to speech marks and their purpose. The National Curriculum doesn’t expect children in this key stage to know how to use speech marks as this is required in Year 3. When reading, however, they do need to know when a character is speaking. Therefore, this introduction to speech marks will aid their reading and comprehension skills and add to their all-round literacy and English knowledge.
When we read a story, sometimes the characters speak. We know a character is speaking because speech marks show us. When you see “ this means somebody has started speaking and this sign ” means they have finished.
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