A blog on English grammar

This is a blog about English grammar. The main aim of the blog is to discuss points of grammar that may be of interest to teachers of English, especially at schools in the UK where the National Curriculum is taught. Feel free to comment on my posts. I hope to respond when I can, but I can’t always promise to do so.

This blog is linked to the Englicious website for teachers of English.

What is Englicious?

  • an entirely free online library of original English language teaching resources, especially grammar
  • closely tailored to the linguistic content of 2014 UK National Curriculum
  • relevant for Key Stage 1 – Key Stage 5 students and teachers
  • includes Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling (GPS) test practice material
  • uses examples from natural language corpora

Englicious will help students:

  • learn about English grammar in a fun way, using interactive online resources, including exercises, projects and games, all of which can be projected onto an interactive whiteboard
  • develop their literacy skills, with a focus on spelling, punctuation and writing
  • stimulate their enjoyment of (using) language, both in spoken and written form
  • enhance their confidence
  • improve their test scores, especially the Year 2 and Year 6 GPS tests in UK schools

Englicious offers teachers:

  • a year-by-year overview of the new programmes of study and attainment targets in the 2014 UK National Curriculum
  • hundreds of fully prepared lesson plans, including everything from bite-sized starters to larger projects, for use in the classroom
  • assessments for evaluating student attainment and progress
  • a complete and rigorous overview of English grammar
  • the entire 2014 UK National Curriculum Glossary, enhanced with new terminology enabling teachers to use terminology consistently throughout the Key Stages
  • professional development materials for teachers to brush up on their own knowledge

How can I access Englicious?

  • Go to www.englicious.org and click on ‘Create an account’ in the ‘User login’ box on the left.
  • Create a user name and input some basic information about you and your school.
  • Check your email to activate your account.


Englicious has its own Twitter account: @EngliciousUCL


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