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 Ending With "F," "Fe," and "O"
Write ten sentences with irregular plural nouns ending with "f," "fe," and "o."
Irregular Plural Nouns Ending With “ves”
Rewrite the ten sentences with the correct usage of plural noun.
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.

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.
Themselves, Ourselves, Itself, Herself
Write ten sentences with the reflexive pronouns themselves, 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.
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.
Wrote, Spoke
Write nine sentences using the irregular past tense verbs wrote and spoke.

2.1e. Use Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives and Adverbs
Write ten sentences using adjectives and adverbs.
Adjectives in Lists
Combine sentences by creating 10 sentences with adjectives in a list.
Adjectives to Adverbs — Consonant Ending and "y" Ending
Write ten sentences using adjectives and adverbs that end with consonants or "y."
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)
Combine sentences to create 10 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 to create 10 sentences with an adjective in each.
Single Adjectives 2
Combine sentences to create 8 sentences with an adjective in each.
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

Combining Sentences With a Conjunction
Rewrite the two sentences as one sentence by using a conjunction.
Compound Objects
Combine sentences to create 9 sentences with a compound object.
Compound Predicates
Combine sentences to create 6 sentences with a compound predicate.
Compound Subjects
Combine sentences to create 7 sentences with a compound subject.
Compound Subjects, Objects, Predicates
Combine sentences to create 9 sentences with a compound subject, object, or predicate.
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, Product Names, and Geographic Names
Write ten sentences using the correct capitalization of holidays, product names 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.
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.