From UCL

Resource type: Lesson plans and teaching aids

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

Englicious is a free online library of hundreds of resources created to support the teaching and learning of English language, especially grammar, from KS1 to KS5.

The resources provide a mix of short starter activities, full lesson plans and projects for older students, as well as assessment material and revision activities for Year 2 and Year 6 SPaG tests.

An easy-to-use filtering system allows teachers to search for relevant resources quickly and easily and there is also a comprehensive glossary of grammatical terms that includes and expands on all the terms contained in the National Curriculum glossary.

All the teaching resources can be projected onto an interactive whiteboard and include games and hands-on elements to make learning English grammar fun and engaging. The dynamic resources constantly refresh with new examples allowing pupils to practise new skills as many times as they need to.

Cost: Free with registration.

About UCL: Englicious was created by experts at the Survey of English Usage, a research unit at University College London. Founded in 1826, UCL is London’s leading multidisciplinary university. Its community of 13,000 staff and 42,000 students work together to develop sophisticated, interdisciplinary approaches to tackle the world’s most complex challenges.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • All the resources on the Englicious website have been tailored to the linguistic content of the 2014 National Curriculum.
  • The Englicious website is based on extensive research into contemporary written and spoken English and the examples included all feature authentic, age-appropriate language.
  • There are introductory videos to walk you through the website and its functionality.
  • Use the English Grammar Explainer podcasts and videos to further your own subject knowledge or to introduce new grammar concepts to pupils in the classroom.
  • Supporting resources, including Englicious posters, knowledge organisers and flashcards, are available to buy.
  • CPD training from the Englicious team is also available.

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