Finding and using materials

Finding materials by level

  • Click on 'Level' in the blue menu to the left. The menu will expand to show 'Primary' and 'Secondary'
  • Select 'Primary' or 'Secondary'. All primary or secondary resources will be displayed on your screen, and the menu will expand further to show Key Stages.
  • Select a Key Stage. All materials for that key stage will be listed on your screen, and the menu will expand further to show year levels. 
  • Select a year level.

Finding materials by topic

  • Click on the 'Language in use' or 'Grammar' menu to the left. The menus will expand to show lists of topics.
  • Select a topic. All materials related to that topic will be displayed on your screen. Where applicable, the menus will expand further to show sub-menus.

Browsing by content type

  • Click on the 'Content type' menu to the left. The menu will expand to show a list of content types. 
  • Select a content type. All materials from the selected content type will be displayed on your screen.
  • Content types, which are colour-coded, are as follows:
    •  Starters: bite-sized activities for classroom use, many requiring only 5 minutes or less
    •  Lessons: full classroom lessons and supporting materials
    •  Assessments: interactive exercises for practice and assessment
    •  Projects: larger resources for investigative language projects that might span across multiple days
    •  Professional development: resources to support teachers
    •  NC Specifications: the new National Curriculum specifications (in an easily searchable form)
    •  Videos: short instructional videos for a general audience
  • In this menu you will also find the Glossary, which is a complete glossary including both the non-statutory 2014 National Curriculum definitions of terms and a number of other useful terms.

Finding materials by level, topic and type

  • Click on a filter box to select a category from the 'Level', 'Language in use', 'Grammar', or 'Content type' menus. Filter boxes appear down the right-hand side of those menus, and they look a bit like this:  
  • Click on multiple filter boxes to select multiple categories, and then press the button. Materials will be displayed that match the filter boxes you've selected.
  • Englicious remembers the search you last performed, so you can easily amend it.
  • Note: Ticked items in the same menu are added together with "or" (e.g. find resources marked for either "Year 2" or "Year 3"). Ticked items in different menus are combined with "and" (e.g. resources marked for both "Year 2" and the language topic "Vocabulary").

Using Classroom Materials

  • Many materials that are 'Starters', 'Lessons', 'Assessments', or 'Projects' include an activity for projection on a smart board or white board. Click the Slideshow icon in the upper right corner of the activity to start the full-screen exercise for use with students.
  • Some classroom materials include downloadable handouts at the bottom of the page. You can print and distribute these in class.
  • You can also print Englicious pages for your own reference in class, or for distribution to students.
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