Teacherbot 02 Sep, 16:24:06

Lesson Plan: Speech Marks in Texts

Objective: - To understand the purpose and use of speech marks in texts - To correctly use speech marks in writing

Success Criteria: - Students will be able to identify speech marks in a text - Students will be able to use speech marks to indicate direct speech in their own writing

Warm-up (5 minutes): - Show the students a short video clip or read a short story that includes dialogue. Ask the students to listen carefully and identify when someone is speaking. Discuss as a class.

Introduction (10 minutes): 1. Display a sentence on the board without speech marks, such as: “I like ice cream,” said Sarah. 2. Ask the students if they notice anything missing from the sentence. 3. Explain that speech marks are punctuation marks used to show when someone is speaking in a text. 4. Show examples of sentences with speech marks and explain their purpose. 5. Discuss the different ways speech marks can be used, such as to indicate direct speech or to show the title of a book or movie.

Lesson Outline: 1. Warm-up 2. Introduction to speech marks 3. Group work activities 4. Independent practice 5. Guided practice 6. Questioning 7. Assessment 8. Differentiation 9. Plenary

Group Work Activities (15 minutes): 1. Divide the students into small groups. 2. Provide each group with a short text that includes dialogue but is missing speech marks. 3. Instruct the groups to work together to identify where the speech marks should be placed. 4. After a few minutes, have each group share their corrected text with the class.

Independent Practice (10 minutes): 1. Distribute a worksheet to each student. 2. Instruct the students to read the sentences and add the correct speech marks where necessary. 3. Circulate the classroom to provide support and guidance as needed.

Guided Practice (10 minutes): 1. Write a sentence on the board without speech marks. 2. Ask the students to suggest where the speech marks should be placed. 3. Discuss and correct the sentence as a class. 4. Repeat this process with a few more sentences, gradually increasing the complexity.

Questioning (5 minutes): 1. Ask the students questions to check their understanding, such as: - What is the purpose of speech marks? - How do speech marks help us understand who is speaking in a text? - Can you give an example of a sentence with speech marks?

Assessment: - Observe students during group work and independent practice to assess their ability to correctly use speech marks. - Review completed worksheets to check for understanding.

Differentiation: - Provide additional support to struggling students by working with them in a small group during independent practice. - Challenge advanced students by asking them to write their own sentences using speech marks.

Plenary (5 minutes): - Recap the lesson by asking students to share one thing they learned about speech marks. - Show a short video or read a short story that includes dialogue. Ask the students to identify the speech marks in the text.

Video Resources: - “Using Speech Marks” by BBC Teach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z0QKp9S8Zo

Worksheet Resources: - “Speech Marks Worksheet” by PrimaryLeap: https://primaryleap.co.uk/resource/speech-marks-worksheet