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English 6 dlp 44 writing reported in a story form

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English 6 dlp 44 writing reported in a story form

  1. 1. ENGLISHENGLISHENGLISHENGLISH 6666 Module 44 A DepEd-BEAM Distance Learning Program supported by the Australian Agency for International Development WRITING REPORTED SENTENCES IN A STORY FORM
  2. 2. 107 Dear Learner, Hi! How are you? In your previous module you’ve learned that a writer can develop a paragraph by giving details about his subject. A story can also be more interesting by using conversation. This module will guide you to write short stories using reported sentences – direct and indirect sentences. Directions: Change the following direct sentences to reported sentences. To the Learner Let’s Try This Let’s Learn This “I’d like to play with you but I have to stay.”
  3. 3. 108 Direct Sentence: Bert said, “Id’ like to play with you but I have to stay.” Reported Sentence: __________________________________________________ Direct Sentence: Mary asked, “Can I stay here too, Bert?” Reported Sentence: _________________________________________________ Direct Sentence: Bert said, “I’m expecting my favorite Aunt from Davao today. Reported Sentence: _________________________________________________ “Can I stay here too, Bert?” “I’m expecting my favorite Aunt from Davao today.” “We can make a welcome card for her.”
  4. 4. 109 Direct Sentence: Mary said, “We can make a welcome card for her.” Reported Sentence: _________________________________________________ Direct Sentence: Bert said, “That’s a good idea but can we do it on time because she will arrive soon.” Reported Sentence: __________________________________________________ _____________________________ Finished? Check your answers against the answers below. 1. Bert said that he would like to play with her but he had to stay. 2. Mary asked Bert if she could stay. 3. Bert said that he was expecting her favorite aunt from Davao this day. 4. Mary said that they could make a welcome card for her. 5. Bert said that it was a good idea but could they do it on time because she would arrive soon. “That’s a good idea but can we do it on time because she will arrive soon.”
  5. 5. 110 Read the paragraph. Win or Lose “I just can’t wait for Saturday, the day of the first basketball game with the other schools in for this year,” exclaimed Tim. “I am sure our team will win,” he added. Bob said, “I am not sure because the opponent had a very strong shooter. Tim said, I don’t think that would matter because John was a much better shooter than he had been last year.” As they were talking, Mr. Edmonds, their coach came along and said, “If only you did your best, you would have won.” But it did not matter too much whether they won or not, so long as they all tried and played fair. The following sentences are taken from the story. - “I just can’t wait till Saturday,” exclaimed Tim. - “I’m sure our team will win.” - “I’m not so sure,” remarked Bob. They are the exact words of Tim and Bob. They are called direct discourse or direct quotation. They can be said or written in a reported form. They are called reported statements or indirect discourse. Exact words that are used by the speaker are called direct discourse. They are enclosed with quotation marks “ ” and separated from the introductory clause by a comma (,). When these words are spoken by another person. They are no longer exact but already reported statements or in other words, they are called indirect discourse. Let’s Study This
  6. 6. 111 Indirect discourse is done by dropping the quotation marks, rearranging the order of the words in the sentence and changing the tense of the verb. Example: Direct Statement: Mary Ann: I really don’t remember when, but my parents told me I was already singing nursery rhymes when I was three. Indirect discourse or Reported Statement: Mary Ann said that she didn’t remember when she started singing. But her parents told her that she was already singing nursery rhymes when she was three. Do you notice the changes in the verb and person? The verb told and the connective that are used to introduce the indirect or reported statement. The verb doesn’t is changed into past form. Notice also the pronoun me. It is changed to her to refer to Mary who is the speaker. Here is another one Direct: “I have joined several volleyball competitions on our district,” confessed Anthony. Indirect or Reported: Anthony confessed that he had joined several volleyball competitions in their district. Notice that the quotation marks (“ ”) in the direct statement have been dropped in the indirect or reported statement. Can you point out other changes? What happened to the verb has? It was changed to had. What happened to the pronoun our? It was changed to their.
  7. 7. 112 Read the following sentences. Change the direct quotations into reported sentences. Write the reported sentences in paragraph form. Finished? Check your paragraph against the Answer Key. To enhance your skills more let us do this activity. Here is an interview with Mario. Give the reported statements for each of his statements. Write your answers on a sheet of paper. Interviewer: Since when have been you drawing portraits? Marco: I started when I was in grade 4. Interviewer: How did you do it? Marco: I once had a beautiful poodle which suddenly disappeared. I became very sad that I didn’t know what I was doing. I just scratched and scratched my pencil on a paper until a portrait of my poodle appeared. Let’s Do This Let’s Do More The teacher announced, “Pupils with pets, proceed to the playground.” “Oh, I’m so excited,” exclaimed Thelma. Letty asked, “Where shall we bring our pets?” “We will put our pets on those big boxes where they will be judged,” Thelma told her. “Who are the judges?” Letty wanted to know. “We’ll know later,” Thelma said.
  8. 8. 113 Exact words that are used by the speaker are called direct discourse. They are enclosed with quotation marks. When these words are spoken by another person, they are no longer exact but already reported statement or in other words, they are called indirect discourse or reported statement. Reported statement or indirect discourse is done by dropping the quotation marks and rearranging the order of the words in the sentence. When writing a reported statement, one must observe some changes in the tense of the verb, nouns or pronouns. That is used to connect the introductory clause to the rest of the statement. Interviewer: Did anyone teach you how to draw portraits? Marco: Yes, my father is a portrait painter. I’ve always watched him paint portraits of popular people in the community. Marco added, “Art seems to run in the family.” “I use my mind, heart and hands in portrait drawing,” he stressed. Finished? Check your answers against the Answer Key. To check for mastery you do the final test on Let’s Test Ourselves.” But before that, you have to remember these points. Let’s Remember This
  9. 9. 114 Write a short story using this situation. Use indirect discourse in a paragraph form. Finished? Check your work. If you get 4-5 you have already mastered the skill in reporting statements. But if you get 3 or below you have to answer the activity on “Let’s Enrich Ourselves.” Let’s Test Ourselves The Story of Helen Keller Situation: In the home of the Kellers. Doctor Diaz: I am sorry, Mr. Keller, Mrs. Keller. Helen will never see and hear again. Mrs. Keller: What do you mean, Doctor? Doctor Diaz: She has become completely deaf and blind. Mrs. Keller: Is there anything more we can do?
  10. 10. 115 A group of five pupils were planning to do a diorama as project in HEKASI. Write their conversation in a reported or indirect discourse. Finished? You have done a good job today. You deserve a gold medal for today’s work. Let’s Enrich Ourselves “It is fine to do our project in our house,” said Suzette. Rene volunteered, “I will bring pictures of a church, a municipal hall, a market and a school.” “We can cut out trees, mountains and people,” said Ledy and Carmen. Soon, the group was done with the project. Girlie said, “We will submit the diorama on Tuesday.
  11. 11. 116 Let’s Do This The teacher announced that pupils with pets would proceed to the playground. Thelma exclaimed that she was so excited. Letty asked where should they bring their pets. Thelma told her that they would put their pets on those big boxes where they would be judged. Letty wanted to know the judges and Thelma said that they would know later. Let’s Do More The interviewer asked Marco, since when that he had been drawing portraits. Marco said that he started when he was in grade 4. He said that he once had a beautiful poodle which suddenly disappeared. He became very sad that he didn’t know what he was doing. He just scratched and scratched his pencil on his paper until a portrait of his poodle appeared. The interviewer asked if anyone taught him how to draw portraits. Marco answered that his father was a portrait painter. He had always watched him paint portraits of popular people in the community. Marco added that art seemed to run in the family. He stressed that he used his mind, heart and hands in portrait drawing. Let’s Test Ourselves Doctor Diaz said the she was sorry. Helen would never see and hear again. Mr. Keller asked what the doctor meant. Dr. Diaz said that she had become completely deaf and blind. Mr. Keller asked if there was anymore they can do. Let’s Enrich Ourselves Suzette said that it was fine to do their project in their house. Rene volunteered that he would bring pictures of a church, a municipal hall, a market and a school. Ledy and Carmen said that they can cut out trees, mountains and people. Soon, the group was done with the project. Girlie said that they would submit the diorama on Tuesday. Answer Key

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