Alternative Ways of Using English Worksheets

EducationCity has a number of worksheets (that are also known as Activity Sheets) that are great for extra practice in certain subject areas, and which go alongside our Activities too. Today, we’re going to explore how you can use these worksheets in different ways to the usual question and answer format – and make learning even more enjoyable!

The recommended worksheets below start with the Activity they go alongside in the English module, which means you should be able to find them really easily when you simply search for them. Let’s take a look.

Get Singing!


ABC… – The original alphabet sing-along/nursery rhyme.

  • England: F2
  • Scotland: Early ***
  • Wales: Reception
  • N. Ireland: P2

This English worksheet involves a little bit of singing. And who isn’t in the mood for this after watching Disney’s Beauty and the Beast? With it, teachers should sing the alphabet on the worksheet and then stop at a certain point – which is when students need to point to the letter on the worksheet that should come next in the song. It’s a great way of practising the alphabet, fantastic for phonics and for reading letters out loud too.  

Get a Dictionary!English Worksheet


Grandly Geographic – Read and understand a non-fiction text with information presented in different ways.

  • England: Year 2
  • Scotland: First *
  • Wales: Year 3
  • N. Ireland: P3

With this English worksheet, you can also use a dictionary alongside it so it adds a physical element. This active task makes the worksheet more fun and more memorable, so it’s really beneficial for your kinaesthetic learners. What’s more, they may learn new words, which is great for their vocabulary.  

Get Debating!English Worksheet


Fact Finder – Explore the issue of school expansion through reading a range of texts.

  • England: Year 3 & 4
  • Scotland: First ***
  • Wales: Year 4
  • N. Ireland: P5

This English worksheet is a great way to get your students debating all together. They’ll start with writing down their arguments ‘for’ and ‘against’ to the question on the worksheet. Then you could use the worksheet to have a debate in the classroom by splitting up students into two teams – one ‘for’ and one ‘against’. Debating is not only great for developing higher-order thinking skills, but is also good for improving students’ writing skills for more developed arguments.

Get Physical Examples!

ActivityEnglish Worksheet

Crazy Golf – Identify the number of syllables in the given word.

  • England: Year 5 & 6
  • Scotland: Second **
  • Wales: Year 5 & 7
  • N. Ireland: P5

With this English worksheet, you could also use physical examples alongside it. You could bring in golf balls or some other kind of ball, and write down numbers on them to represent syllables. Students could then come up and use the golf balls to help them count the syllables in each of the words. Using this will make the lesson memorable, and fun too!

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