We've built over 150 activities directly from the Common Core State Standards. We are a nonprofit organization, and all of our activities will always be made freely available. Each of our activities takes approximately 10-15 minutes. Teachers using Quill in a 1:1 classroom tend to assign Quill activities as a warm up exercise at the beginning of a class.

1.1b. Use Common, Proper, and Possessive Nouns

Audrey Hepburn
In the passage below, correct the errors that you find.
Common and Proper Nouns
Write ten sentences using common and proper nouns.
Possessive Nouns
Write ten sentences using possessive nouns.

1.1c. Use Singular and Plural Nouns with Matching Verbs

Singular and Plural Nouns with Matching Verbs
Write ten sentences using singular and plural nouns with matching verbs.
Training for the Gold
In this passage, there are eight verbs that do not agree with their subjects. To make an edit, click on a word and type your changes.

1.1e. Use Verbs to Convey a Sense of Past, Present, and Future

Apples? Apples.
Rewrite the necessary verbs in the passage below so they are in their proper tenses.
Future Tense Verbs
Write sentences using the correct future tense form of verbs.
Past Tense Verbs
Write ten sentences using the correct past tense form of verbs.

1.1g. Conjunctions: And, But, Or, So

Write 10 sentences using the conjunctions and, or.
Making the Team
Rewrite the following passage by choosing the correct conjunction from the underlined choices.
So, Because
Write 10 sentences using the conjunctions so or because.

1.1h. Use Determiners: Articles, Demonstratives

Write ten sentences using the articles a or an.
A, An, The
Write ten sentences using the determiners a, an, or the.
A Little Stranger on the Road
Rewrite the following story by choosing the correct word. Remember to delete the slash "/" and the incorrect word before clicking the submit button.
These, Those
Write ten sentences using these or those.
This, That
Write ten sentences using the words this and that.

1.1i. Frequently Occurring Prepositions

After, During
Write eight sentences using the correct preposition.
At, In, On (Place)
Write ten sentences using at, in, and on.
At, In, On (Time)
Write ten sentences using at, in and on.
Between, Beyond
Write six sentences using the correct preposition.
By, As, Like
Write nine sentences using by, as, like.
Write five sentences using the correct preposition.
Into, Through
Write ten sentences using into and through.
Jade Meets a Moose
Rewrite the following story by choosing the correct preposition from the underlined choices.
Of, For, With
Write nine sentences using of, for, and with.
To, Over, Toward
Write ten sentences using to, over and toward.

1.2a. Capitalize Dates and Names of People

America Used to be a Different Place
Rewrite the following passage by capitalizing all the dates and names of people.

1.2c. Use Commas for Dates and Lists

Rosemary’s Diary
Read the following story and make sure all the dates and lists have their proper commas.
Use Commas for Dates and Lists
Write ten sentences using commas in dates and lists.

CCSS Grade 1 Formative Assessments

Anansi Becomes the God of Stories
Find and correct all 8 errors. Choose the correct phrase from the underlined choices. Make sure you remove the parentheses and the incorrect choice!
Rhode Island: A Small State With a Big Heart
Proofread the passage, examining proper nouns and simple verb tense agreement
The Fox and The Crow
Proofread the passage correcting errors involving conjunctions, determiners, and frequently occurring prepositions.