Can anyone recommend to me a website/ book etc. that can help my DC understand reported speech. As far as I can tell, Year 5 and 6 DC are not taught present simple, past simple, present continuous or past continuous tenses, so how does a DC know quite how to phrase it?
For eg, my DS, last night, was doing Bond 10 mins 10-11 Test 4 (mixed) and he had to change (question 10)
Beth enquired, "Is this the way to the toilets?"
into reported speech.
Beth enquired if this was the way to the toilets.
The answer sheet's answer was: Beth enquired whether that was the way to the toilets.
I tried, in, no doubt, a very tortuous way, to explain the different tenses etc. but he just got really angry, feeling bad that somehow he hadn't got the right answer.
Can anyone help?