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ELA Standards

We've built over 300 research-based writing, grammar, and proofreading activities organized by the Common Core standards. We are a nonprofit organization, and all of our activities are and will always be free. 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 or as a group activity with the whole class.

Form simple yes or no questions

Activity 55: Singular vs. Plural Objects in Questions
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct singular or plural object. Example: Am I a (boy/boys)?
Activity 56: Articles with Objects in Questions
Write 6 sentences with the correct use of articles with objects. Example: Are you (waiter/a waiter)?
Activity 57: To Be in Yes/No Questions
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: (Is/Am/Are) we friends?
Activity 58: To Be in Yes/No Questions
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: (Am/Is/Are) I a kind friend?
Activity 59: To Be in Yes/No Questions
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: (Is/Am/Are) she angry?
Activity 60: Word Order in Questions
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct word order. Example: (Are you/You are) happy?
Activity 61: To Want in Yes/No Questions
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to want.” Example: (Do/Does) you (want/wants) a brown dog?
Activity 62: To Want in Yes/No Questions
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to want.” Example: (Do/Does) she (want/wants) a hamburger?
Activity 63: To Have in Yes/No Questions
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to have.” Example: (Do/Does) you (have/has) a child?
Activity 64: To Have in Yes/No Questions
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to have.” Example: (Do/Does) she (have/has) a brother?
Activity 65: Yes/No Questions with Nouns as Subjects
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be,” "to want," or "to have," and use the correct word order. Example: The cats (is/are) hungry?

Use adjectives in simple sentences with to be

Activity 16: To Be with Pronouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: I (is/am/are) a happy person.
Activity 17: Singular vs. Plural Modified Objects
Write 6 sentences with the correct singular or plural modified object. Example: He is a funny (doctor/doctors).
Activity 18: Word Order with Adjectives and Nouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct order of adjectives and nouns. Example: It is a (blue house/house blue).
Activity 19: Word Order with Adjectives and Articles
Write 6 sentences with the correct order of adjectives and articles. Example: I am (a kind/kind a) student.
Activity 20: To Be with Adjectives
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: I (is/am/are) kind.
Activity 21: Articles with Adjectives
Write 6 sentences with the correct order of articles and adjectives. Example: He is (happy/a happy).
Activity 22: To Be with Adjectives
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: I (is/am/are) interesting.
Activity 23: Word Order with Adjectives, Articles, and Nouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct order of adjectives, articles, and nouns. Example: It is (red/a red).
Activity 24: To Be with Nouns as Subjects
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: The teacher (is/am/are) kind.
Activity 25: To Be with Plural Nouns
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: Elephants (is/am/are) big.
Activity 26: Articles with Adjectives
Write 6 sentences with the correct use of articles with adjectives. Example: The cat is (small/a small).
Activity 27: Using The Before the Subject
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct use of "the" before a subject. Example: (The dog/Dog) is black.
Activity 28: Articles with Subjects
Write 6 sentences with the correct use of "the" before a subject. Example: (The tree/Tree) is big.

Write simple sentences with to be

Activity 10: Singular vs. Plural Nouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct singular or plural noun. Example: He is a (teacher/teachers).
Activity 11: Singular vs. Plural Nouns
Write 6 sentences with the correct singular or plural noun. Example: He is a (boy/boys).
Activity 12: To Be with Singular and Plural Nouns
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: The boy (is/am/are) a student.
Activity 13: To Be with Negation
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: I (is/am/are) not a teacher.
Activity 14: Singular vs. Plural Nouns
Write 6 sentences with the correct singular or plural noun. Example: I am not a (boy/boys).
Activity 15: Word Order with To Be, Negation, and Articles
Write 6 sentences with the correct order of "to be," "not," and articles. Example: It (is not a/is a not/not is a) school.
Activity 1: To Be with Singular Pronouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of "to be." Example: I (is/am/are) a student.
Activity 2: To Be with Singular Pronouns
Write a sentence 6 times with the correct conjugation of "to be." Example: I (am/is/are) a child.
Activity 3: To Be with Singular Pronouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of "to be." Example: I (is/am/are) a teacher.
Activity 48: Coordinate Adjectives with To Be
Write 6 sentences combining the two sentences. Example: I am kind. I am happy.
Activity 49: Compound Objects with To Be
Write 6 sentences combining the 2 sentences using compound objects. Example: I am a doctor. I am a man.
Activity 4: To Be with Singular Pronouns
Write a sentence 8 times with the correct conjugation of "to be." Example: It (is/am/are) an umbrella.
Activity 52: Listing Adjectives in To Be Sentences
Write 6 sentences combining the sentences using a list. Example: I am happy. I am kind. I am funny.
Activity 5: Using A and An in To Be Sentences
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct article. Example: He is (a/an) doctor.
Activity 6: Using A and An in To Be Sentences
Write 6 sentences with the correct article. Example: You are (a/an) boy.
Activity 7: To Be with Singular Nouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to be.” Example: The boy (is/am/are) a student.
Activity 8: To Be with Plural Pronouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of "to be." Example: We (is/am/are) students.
Activity 9: To Be with Plural Pronouns
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of "to be." Example: We (is/am/are) boys.

Write simple sentences with to have and to want

Activity 29: Word Order with To Want, Adjectives, and Nouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct order of adjectives and nouns. Example: I want a (small dog/dog small).
Activity 30: Singular vs. Plural Nouns with To Want
Write 6 sentences with the correct singular or plural noun. Example: You want a (brother/brothers).
Activity 31: To Want with Pronouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to want.” Example: I (want/wants) a small dog.
Activity 32: To Want with Pronouns
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to want.” Example: He (want/wants) a brother.
Activity 33: Word Order with To Have, Adjectives, and Nouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct order of nouns and adjectives. Example: I have a (cat black/black cat).
Activity 34: Singular vs. Plural Nouns with To Have
Write 6 sentences with the correct singular or plural noun. Example: We have (teacher/teachers).
Activity 35: To Have with Pronouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to have.” Example: I (have/has) a black dog.
Activity 36: To Have with Pronouns
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to have.” Example: They (have/has) a cat.
Activity 37: Using A and An in To Want Sentences
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct article. Example: I do not want (a/an) apple.
Activity 38: Singular vs. Plural Nouns with Negative To Want
Write 6 sentences with the correct singular or plural noun. Example: She does not want (apple/apples).
Activity 39: To Want with Negation
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct negative conjugation of “to want.” Example: I (do not want/does not want) a jacket.
Activity 40: To Want with Negation
Write 6 sentences with the correct negative conjugation of “to want.” Example: I (do not want/does not want) a sandwich.
Activity 41: Using A and An in To Have Sentences
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct article. Example: You do not have (a/an) orange dress.
Activity 42: Singular vs. Plural Nouns with Negative To Have
Write 6 sentences with the correct singular or plural noun. Example: We do not have a (salad/salads).
Activity 43: To Have with Negation
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct negative conjugation of “to have.” Example: I (do not have/does not have) a small cat.
Activity 44: To Have with Negation
Write 6 sentences with the correct negative conjugation of “to have.” Example: You (do not have/does not have) a brother.
Activity 45: To Have with Numbers
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct conjugation of “to have.” Example: I (have/has) three cats.
Activity 46: To Want with Numbers
Write 6 sentences with the correct conjugation of “to want.” Example: He (want/wants) ten dogs.
Activity 47: Word Order with Numbers and Nouns
Fill in the blank 8 times with the correct order of numbers and nouns. Example: You want (three cats/cats three).
Activity 50: Compound Objects with To Want
Write 6 sentences combining the two sentences using a compound object. Example: He wants a big dog. He wants a small cat.
Activity 51: Compound Objects with To Have
Write 6 sentences combining the two sentences using a compound object. Example: You have a hungry cat. You have a tired dog.
Activity 53: Listing Objects in To Want Sentences
Write 6 sentences combining the sentences using a list. Example: I want a friend. I want a dog. I want a cat.
Activity 54: Listing Objects in To Have Sentences
Write 6 sentences combining the sentences using a list. Example: I have a brother. I have a mother. I have a sister.