Alan Peat’s sentence types are already used in 22 countries. Now, for the first time, they are available as an app with genre-links and in-built interactivity.

The Alan Peat Pocket App of Exciting Sentences provides teachers and parents with 25 ‘consistent-language’ sentence types, clearly explained and right there on either iPad or iPhone instantly at hand.

The app includes an Introduction to the sentence types with THREE sets of examples for each sentence: generic examples; genre-specific examples (both fiction and non-fiction) and Mathew Sullivan’s Introductory language/ Intermediate language/ Higher order examples.

Additionally the App includes a ‘Developmental Continuum’ designed to help schools and parents to understand when (and how!) to best introduce the sentence types – ideal for ‘whole school’ approaches to grammar.

For ease-of-use the app also features a ‘Sentence Grammar Glossary’ using plain English to explain complex grammatical features of sentences, with the useful addition of embedded teaching tips.

Finally the app also allows users to make and save their own personal notes/ lesson plans directly in-app. You can also back them up to Google Drive, Dropbox or email them directly from the app: three handy tools for networks of schools seeking to share ideas and planning!

What’s New

Version 2.1

This version adds Apple Watch support!

Now you can quickly view an example of each of Alan's sentence types from your watch! How cool is that?

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings
13 Ratings
Jon Brunskill ,

The best literacy app on iTunes.

I first discovered Alan Peat when his “25 ways to improve your sentences” was recommended to me by a colleague. Alan Peat clearly understands teachers, the material is simple and quick to use, which meant I could teach each method to the whole class, as well as using them for ‘Guided Writing’ interventions with smaller groups.

The proof is in the pudding. Writing standards raised immediately with children using grammatically mature sentences - and hugely enjoying the process. Within a month or so, all other teachers in my phase were using these techniques. During extended writing sessions, children can quickly and decisively be prompted to improve their work by being asked to, for example, add a BOYS sentence.

In sum, this is as close to a necessary purchase for KS2 teachers that I have found.

Dosbarth 3 ,

Must-buy for KS2 teachers!

I wish I'd discovered Alan Peat's books/ideas when I started teaching - his sentence names & ideas not only work (& fast - what's wrong with that?!) but even the most reluctant writers (boys included) get excited about using Exciting Sentences & get quite competitive about coming up with the best examples. Don't struggle with complicated terms for sentence structure that turns kids (& some teachers) off - learn about 2A, Emotion Word, (comma) and so many other Exciting Sentences. This app would be a bargain at a fiver - BUY IT!

ebd35 ,

Useful for ALL teachers looking to improve writing. Fabulous Resource!

What a great app! I have a copy of 'Exciting Sentences' in book form but this will be much handier!
I've used Exciting Sentences esp BOYS sentences, in the past, with my class of special needs children (SEBD) and it's had a positive impact on their writing.
This app will make it much easier for the children to use these ideas themselves.
Highly, highly recommend...not quite a double ly sentence :)
This is an app that would be useful for ALL teachers looking to improve writing.


Alan Peat Ltd
9.8 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Alan Peat & Creative Educational Press Ltd


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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