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English / Year 4 / Language / Text structure and organisation

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise how quotation marks are used in texts to signal dialogue, titles and quoted (direct) speech (ACELA1492)

  • exploring texts to identify the use of quotation marks
  • experimenting with the use of quotation marks in students’ own writing
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
ScOT terms

Direct speech,  Quotation marks

Teacher resource

Using quotation marks

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers that contains a video vignette and supporting text on how a year 4 teacher, after analysing data about student understanding, models the correct use of quotation marks when converting a comic strip into written text. She then uses a strategy to encourage students ...


BBC Bitesize: use of punctuation - worksheet

This is a brief, printable worksheet where students insert the correct punctuation into gaps in sentences. The punctuation marks required include full stops, question marks and speech marks. This resource is one of a series of online resources from the BBC's Bitesize collection.

Teacher resource

Teaching AC English

This is a resource for instructional leaders and teachers containing video vignettes and supporting text that demonstrate differentiation and explicit teaching of the Australian Curriculum: English in the areas of reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar across a range of classrooms from Foundation to year 10. The vignettes ...