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.

3.1a. Use Adjectives & Adverbs

Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
Students combine 3 and 4 sentences together into one sentence that has an adjective, adverb, and a prepositional phrase.
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases 1
Combine 4, 5, and 6 sentences into one sentence. Sentences focus on adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases.
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases 2
Combine 4, 5, and 6 sentences into one sentence. Sentences focus on adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases.
Adjectives and Adverbs (Starter)
Students will combine 3 sentences to practice using adverbs of manner and adjectives together in a sentence 9 times.
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
Students fill in the blank, choosing between a given adjective and adverb.
Advanced Combining: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
Show Cause and Effect Using "Consequently and "As a result"
Students will rewrite pairs of sentences 8 times to practice using "consequently" and "as a result."
Weather and Climate (Advanced)
Content: Weather and Climate Level: Advanced Combine sentences 5 times using adjectives, adverbs, relative clauses, and items in a list.
Weather and Climate (Intermediate)
Content: Weather and Climate Level: Intermediate Combine sentences 5 times using adjectives and adverbs.
Weather and Climate (Starter)
Content: Weather and Climate Level: Starter Combine sentences 5 times using adjectives.

3.1b. Irregular & Regular Plural Nouns

Navajo Nation
In the passage below, correct the errors that you find.

3.1d. Form & Use of Regular and Irregular Verbs

Ate, drank, made
Write 9 sentences using the correct irregular past tense verb.
Ate, Met, Cut
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Bought, Flew, Read
Rewrite the eight sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Bought, fought, thought
Write 9 sentences using irregular past tense verbs.
Broke, Spoke
Write 6 sentences using irregular past tense verbs.
Come On, Feel the Noise: The History of Music Festivals
Correct the underlined words or phrases with the appropriate changes.
Dug, Drank, Fell
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Grew, Gave, Heard
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Knew, became
Write 6 sentences using irregular past tense verbs.
Paid, Drove, Became
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Regular Past Tense Verbs
Write ten sentences using regular past tense verbs.
Swam, Ran, Broke
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Took, Spoke
Rewrite the eight sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Went, sent, swam, ran
Write 12 sentences using irregular past tense verbs.

3.1e. Form and use the simple verb tenses.

Annie Dodge Wauneka: Native American Politician
Write 9 sentences by correcting the simple verb tense errors in these sentences.

3.1f. Subject-verb and Pronoun-antecedent Agreement

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Write six sentences using the correct verb or antecedent.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 1
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 10 simple sentences.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 2
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 10 simple sentences.
Subject and Object Pronoun Agreement
Write 6 sentences using subject and object pronouns correctly.
Subject-Verb Agreement
Write six sentences using the correct verb or antecedent.
Subject-Verb Agreement: Subject Comes After the Verb
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 9 sentences in which the subject comes after the verb.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns (Intermediate)
Combine sentences using the verb that matches the subject to write 10 sentences using either simple subjects or collective nouns.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns (Starter)
Choose the form of the verb that matches the collective noun subject to write 8 sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects 1
Choose the form of the verb that matches the compound subject to write 10 sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects 2
Combine sentences to create 10 sentences that use proper subject-verb agreement with compound subjects.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor (Intermediate)
Combine sentences using the correct form of the verb to write 8 sentences using neither/nor and either/or.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor (Starter)
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 8 sentences using either/or and neither/nor.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns 1
Choose the form of the verb that matches the indefinite pronoun to write 10 sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns 2
Choose the form of the verb that matches the indefinite pronoun to write 9 sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Interrupters
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 10 sentences that include interrupters.

3.1g. Form and Use Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better!
Replace the underlined words with their comparative or superlative forms.
Better & Best, Worse & Worst
Write eight sentences using the adjectives "better," "best," "worse," and "worst."
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Write ten sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives Ending in "Y"
Write ten sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives: More vs. Most
Students fill in the blank with the comparative or superlative adjective.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives
Students fill in the blank with the correct comparative or superlative adjective.
Which Bear is Best?
Replace the underlined words with their comparative or superlative forms.

3.1h. Using Coordinating and Subordinating Conjunctions

After, Although, Since
Combine the two sentences starting with the appropriate subordinate conjunction.
As long as, If, Unless 2 (Starter)
Combine sentences using as long as, if, or unless to create 10 complex sentences. The correct joining word is provided for the student.
Before, By The Time, Even Though
Combine the two sentences starting with the appropriate subordinate conjunction.
Even If, Every Time
Combine the two sentences starting with the appropriate subordinate conjunction.
If, In Case, Now That
Combine the two sentences starting with the appropriate subordinate conjunction.
Nor, Yet
Rewrite the two sentences as one sentence by using a conjunction.
Once, Since, So That
Rewrite these sentences into one sentence using the appropriate subordinate conjunction.
The First Time, As Soon As, Than
Combine the two sentences starting with the appropriate subordinate conjunction.
Unless, Until, When
Rewrite these sentences into one sentence using the appropriate subordinate conjunction.
Whenever, While, Because
Rewrite these sentences into one sentence using the appropriate subordinate conjunction.

3.1i. Produce Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences

Compound Sentences
Write ten sentences using the correct word in the parentheses to form proper compound sentences.

3.2b. Use Commas in Addresses

Janet Sends a Letter
Insert commas into the addresses in the story.
Use Commas in Addresses
Write eight sentences placing commas in addresses.

3.2c. Use Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue

Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue
Write ten sentences using commas and quotation marks for the dialogue.
Thinking About Thinking
Insert commas and quotation marks into the dialogue in the story.

3.2d. Form and use Possessives

Compound Possession with Two Nouns
Students will combine sentences 10 times to practice compound possession with two nouns.
Eleanor Roosevelt: More Than a First Lady
Correct the underlined words. You can edit a word by clicking on it and typing.
Form and Use Possessives
Write ten sentences using and forming possessives.
Plural and Singular Possessive Nouns
Students will combine sentences 10 times to practice using plural and singular possessive nouns.
Plural Possessive Nouns
Students will combine sentences 10 times to practice using plural possessive nouns in a sentence.
Plural versus Possessive Nouns
Identify the plural or possessive nouns and write ten sentences.
Singular Possessive Nouns
Write ten sentences with the correct singular possessive noun.