All week we have been writing a historical fiction story all about Thomas Seymour and his terrible kidnapping plot.
Inside our stories, most of us have remembered to include some super speech. However, we all need a little more practise on how to write speech correctly.
Here are the rules for writing speech correctly:
1) Put spoken words inside speech marks (inverted commas)
2) Tell the reader who is speaking
3) Put a comma inside the speech marks before writing words like said
4) Start each new speaker on a new line
5) Start the speech of each new speaker with a capital letter
6) Put other punctuation inside the speech marks e.g. ? !
Using these rules, write what King Edward VI might have said to Thomas Seymour, when he found Thomas outside of his room in the middle of the night.
You might want to start with the speech below.
While the guard was trying desperately to get the truth from Thomas Seymour about what he was doing outside the King’s room, King Edward opened the glass doors and stepped outside.
“Who is making all of this noise outside my chambers at this time of night?” questioned young Edward sleepily. “Don’t they know I am trying to sleep?”
“I am truly sorry about the disturbance, your majesty. I am only trying to help,” answered Thomas Seymour.
“Well what were you doing?” replied Edward, who noticed that Thomas was hiding something behind his back.