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.

8.1b Form and use verbs in the active and passive voice

Changing from Active to Passive - Mixed Topics
Students practice using passive voice by rewriting active voice sentences in passive voice.
Changing from Passive to Active - Mixed Topics
Students practice using active voice by rewriting passive voice sentences in active voice.
Passive & Active Sentences - Mixed Topics
Students practice using active and passive voice by rewriting sentences in either active or passive voice based on the instructions.
Proofreading Verb Tenses - The African God Bumba
Students find and correct past participle errors within a text.

8.1d. Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in verb voice and mood

Inappropriate Shifts in Mood & Tense - Mixed Topics
Students practice using subjunctive mood and consistent verb tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

CCSS Grade 8 Formative Assessments

Proofreading - Bee Gardens
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - Cactus Photosynthesis
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - Chinese Porcelain Ceramics
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors in the text are underlined.
Proofreading - Global Warming 1
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - Global Warming 2
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - Immune System
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.
Proofreading - Jean-Michel Basquiat
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors in the text are underlined.
Proofreading - Michelle Obama
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - Middle Eastern Cuisine
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.
Proofreading - New York, Paris, & Rome
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.
Proofreading - Sacred Mountains
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - Serena Williams
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.
Proofreading - The Eiffel Tower
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - The History of Music Festivals
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.
Proofreading - The Little Prince
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - The New York City Ballet
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - The Supremes
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - U.S. Service Academies
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.