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

Change into Proper Passive or Active Sentences
Students practice using active and passive voice by rewriting sentences in either active or passive voice based on the instructions.
Change Sentences from Active to Passive
Students practice using passive voice by rewriting active voice sentences in passive voice.
Change Sentences from Passive to Active
Students practice using active voice by rewriting passive voice sentences in active voice.
How was the World Made?
Students find and correct past participle errors within a text.

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

Recognize & Correct Inappropriate Shifts in Mood & Verb Tense
Students practice using subjunctive mood and consistent verb tense by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.

CCSS Grade 8 Formative Assessments

Basquiat
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Bee Gardens
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Bob Dylan
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Cactus Photosynthesis
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Chinese Porcelain Ceramics
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Global Warming
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Immune System
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Lyndon Johnson
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Michelle Obama
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Middle Eastern Cuisine
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
National Dictionary Day
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
New York City Ballet
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Paul Newman
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Serena Williams
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Sister Structures
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
The Beatles
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
The Earth is Getting Warmer
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
The Eiffel Tower
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
The History of Music Festivals
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
The Little Prince
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
The Sacredness of Mountains
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
The School of Athens
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
The Supremes
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
The United States Service Academies
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.