Homeschool Grammar is a collection of videos and fun linguistic activities to help children understand how grammar works and gain a confident knowledge of grammatical concepts and terminology .
GRAMMAR MADE FUN AND ACCESSIBLE
With our activities and games, children become junior language scientists as they solve grammar problems and puzzles in a variety of languages.
Activities are made to be accessible to all children in the age group and can be performed by them independently. They contain information about the language(s) investigated, definitions of relevant grammatical concepts, and one or more problem sets or games with answers.
Activities are supported by a set of short videos in which key grammatical concepts are explained in 2 minutes!
TAILORED TO THE school CURRICULUM
Homeschool Grammar was created to support parents, carers and teachers homeschooling or social distance teaching during the Covid-19 outbreak lockdown.
All activities follow the UK Key Stage 2 grammar curriculum. Most also explore language through its relationship with society, cognition and culture, and can easily link up to other areas of the KS2 curriculum, including history, geography and science.
Homeschool Grammar will also develop children problem solving skills and reasoning.
MULTILINGUALISM AND LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY
Homeschool Grammar introduces grammatical concepts through a variety of the world’s languages, including varieties of English, UK heritage languages, famous ancient languages and artificial languages .
Through this, we aim to foster in children an interest in studying English and other languages. We also seek to develop in them an understanding and respect of the world’s diversity of cultures and knowledges.
New activities will be made available weekly during the school closures and will remain freely available even after schools reopen.
The project is led by Dr. Aicha Belkadi, who has been researching and lecturing on the grammar of English and other languages in the SOAS department of Linguistics for several years, in partnership with SOAS department of Linguistics (visit homepage https://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/) and the SOAS World Language Institute (visit homepage: https://www.soas.ac.uk/world-languages-institute/).