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.

2.1a Use collective nouns

Collective Nouns
Write eight sentences using collective nouns.
Kenova, West Virginia
Correct the 9 errors.

2.1b Use irregular plural nouns

Children, People
Write ten sentences with the irregular nouns children and people.
Feet, Teeth
Write eight sentences with the irregular nouns feet and teeth.
Irregular Plural Nouns
Rewrite the ten sentences with the correct usage of the plural noun.
Irregular Plural Nouns Ending With "F," "Fe," and "O"
Write ten sentences with irregular plural nouns ending with "f," "fe," and "o."
Men, Women
Write eight sentences with the irregular nouns men and women.
Mice, Goose, Deer
Write nine sentences with the irregular nouns mice, goose, and deer.
The Day the Island Breathed
In this story, there are ten words that need to be rewritten in their correct irregular plural tense form. To rewrite these words, click on them and type in the correct answer.
Women, Men, Children, People
Write 12 sentences using the correct plural of women, men, children, and people.

2.1c Use reflexive pronouns

Horatius Cocles at the Bridge
Proofread a passage correcting five reflexive pronouns. Replace the underlined word with the correct reflexive pronoun.
Myself, Yourself
Write nine sentences with the reflexive pronouns myself and yourself.
Ourselves, Itself, Herself
Write ten sentences with the reflexive pronouns ourselves, itself, and herself.

2.1d Use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs

Built, Broke
Write nine sentences using the irregular past tense verbs built and broke.
Came, Went, Did
Write nine sentences using the irregular past tense verbs came, went, and did.
Icarus's Flight
In this story, there are eleven words that need to be rewritten in their correct irregular past tense form. To rewrite these words, click on them and type in the correct answer.
King Midas and the Golden Touch
Replace the underlined verbs with the correct word.
Knew, Made, Became
Write nine sentences using the irregular past tense verbs knew, made, and became.
Sat, Hid
Write seven sentences using the irregular past tense verbs sat and hid.
Was, were
Write 8 sentences using was and were.
Wrote, Spoke
Write nine sentences using the irregular past tense verbs wrote and spoke.

2.1e Use adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives in Lists
Students combine sentences 10 times to create sentences with three adjectives in a list.
Adjectives to Adverbs Ending in "y" and "e"
Write eight sentences using adjectives and adverbs that end with "y" and "e."
Adverbs of Manner 1 (Starter)
Combine sentences to create 8 sentences that include an adverb of manner.
Adverbs of Manner 2 (Starter)
Combine sentences to create 7 sentences that include an adverb of manner.
Adverbs of Manner 3 (Starter)
Combine sentences to create 6 sentences that include an adverb of manner.
Adverbs of Manner (Intermediate)
Students combine sentences 10 times to create sentences that include an adverb of manner. Students must first change an adjective to an adverb.
Lesson 1: Adverbs
Students learn to identify adverbs of manner, add them to simple sentences, and combine sentences using adverbs of manner. This is the first of two lessons in the adverbs lesson pack.
Lesson 1: Single Adjectives
Students learn to identify adjectives and add them to simple sentences. This is the first of two lessons in the adjectives lesson pack.
Lesson 2: Adverbs Review
Students apply what they have learned in adverbs lesson 1 by writing a paragraph that correctly includes four adverbs of manner. This is the final lesson in the adverbs lesson pack.
Lesson 2: Single Adjectives Review
Students apply what they have learned in adjective lesson 1 by combining sentences using adjectives. This is the final lesson in the adjectives lesson pack.
Paired Adjectives
Combine sentences by joining adjectives with and to create 6 sentences.
Single Adjectives 1
Combine sentences 8 times to practice using simple adjectives.
Single Adjectives 2
Combine sentences 8 times to practice using simple adjectives.
The Crocodile and The Monkey
Choose the correct adjective or adverb from the underlined choices. Be sure to delete the dash “/”.

2.1f Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple & compound sentences

Compound Objects
Combine sentences to create 9 sentences with a compound object.
Compound Objects 2
Students combine sentences 6 times to create sentences with compound objects about fossils.
Compound Predicates
Students combine sentences to create 8 sentences about ancient Egypt with a compound predicate.
Compound Predicates 2
Students combine sentences 6 times to create sentences with compound predicates about lizards.
Compound Subjects
Students combine sentences 6 times to create sentences with a compound subject. Combine sentences to create 6 sentences with a compound subject.
Compound Subjects 2
Students combine sentences 6 times to create sentences with compound subjects about renewable energy.
Compound Subjects, Objects, and Predicates 1
Students combine sentences 7 times to create sentences about superheroes with compound subjects, objects, or predicates.
Compound Subjects, Objects, and Predicates 2
Students combine sentences 6 times to create sentences about outer space with compound subjects, objects, and predicates.
Compound Subjects, Objects, and Predicates 3
Students combine sentences 6 times to create sentences with compound subjects, objects, and predicates about the Great Wall of China.
Expanding Simple Sentences With Adjectives
Rewrite the sentence using the words in the parentheses. Some sentences can be rearranged.

2.2a Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names

Capitalize Holidays and Geographic Names
Write ten sentences using the correct capitalization of holidays and geographic names.
Chinese New Year
Proofread the passage and correct words that are not correctly capitalized.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Find and correct the errors in the passage.
The Pilgrims
Find and correct the errors in the passage.

2.2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions

Brer Rabbit & the Briar Patch
Replace the underlined words with the appropriate contraction. To make these changes, click on a word and change it to your answer.
Can't, Won't
Write nine sentences using the contractions can't and won't.
Common Contractions
Write 10 sentences using common contractions.
Haven't, Don't
Write eight sentences using the contractions haven't and don't.
I'm, You're, Let's
Write eight sentences using the contractions I'm, you're, and let's.
It's, Its
Write eight sentences using it's and its.
I've, That's, It's
Write nine sentences using the contractions I've, that's, and it's.

CCSS Grade 2 Formative Assessments

Why Sun and Moon Live in the Sky!
Find and correct ten errors.