English / Year 4 / Language / Expressing and developing ideas

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Curriculum content descriptions

Investigate how quoted (direct) and reported (indirect) speech work in different types of text (ACELA1494)

Elaborations
  • investigating examples of quoted (direct) speech (‘He said, “I’ll go to the park today”’) and reported (indirect) speech (‘He told me he was going to the park today’) and comparing similarities and differences
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Dialogue,  Direct speech,  Indirect speech

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