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.

1.1b Use common, proper, and possessive nouns

Audrey Hepburn
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Common and Proper Nouns
Students practice capitalizing common and proper nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Form & Use Possessives 2
Students practice using possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Possessive Pronouns 1
Students practice using possessive pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Possessive Pronouns 2
Students practice using possessive pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Replacing Nouns with Pronouns
Students practice using pronouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Replacing Nouns with Pronouns 2
Students practice using pronouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided options.

1.1c Use singular and plural nouns with matching verbs

Regular Plural Nouns
Students practice using plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Regular Plural Nouns 2
Students practice forming the past tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Subject-Verb Agreement
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

1.1e Use verbs to convey a sense of past, present, and future

Apples
Students find and correct verb tense errors within a text.
Future Perfect
Students practice using the future perfect tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Future Tense Verbs
Students practice forming the future tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to future tense.
Gift of the Magi
Students correct verb tense errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Past Perfect
Students practice using the past perfect tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Past Perfect Progressive
Students practice using the past perfect progressive tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Peregrine Falcons
Students choose the correct verb tense from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Pigeons
Students choose the correct past or present perfect verb from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Present Perfect
Students practice using the present perfect tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Squirrels
Students rewrite the underlined verb in the future perfect tense.

1.1g Conjunctions: and, but, or, so

Making the Team
Students choose the correct coordinating conjunction from the underlined choices throughout a text.

1.1h Use articles

A, An 1
Students practice using articles by rewriting sentences using a or an.
A, An 2
Students practice using articles by rewriting sentences using a or an.
A, An, The
Students practice using articles by filling in the blank with a, an, or the.
A Little Stranger on the Road
Students choose the correct pronouns and articles from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Glacier National Park
Students choose the correct article from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Lesson 1: Choosing Between A, An, and The
Students learn to choose between a, an, and the before a noun. This is lesson 1 of 2 in the articles lesson series.
Lesson 2: Using The with Proper Nouns
Students learn when to use the before proper nouns and when no article is needed. This is lesson 1 of 2 in the articles lesson series.
The Grand Canyon
Students choose the correct article from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Using The with Proper Nouns 1
Students use either a definite article or no article in 10 fill-in-the-blank sentences.
Using The with Proper Nouns 2
Students practice deciding when to use the before a noun by rewriting sentences, filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Welcome to the Carnival!
Students choose the correct demonstrative pronoun from the underlined choices throughout a text.

1.1h Use demonstratives

These, Those
Students practice using these and those by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
This, That
Students practice using this and that by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.

1.1i Frequently occurring prepositions

At, In, On (Place) 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
At, In, On (Place) 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
At, In, On (Time) 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
At, In, On (Time) 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
Between, Beyond
Students practice recognizing the difference between between and beyond by rewriting sentences with the correct word.
By, As, Like
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
From
Write five sentences using the correct preposition.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Students choose the correct preposition from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Jade Meets a Moose
Students choose the correct preposition from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Lesson 1: Using In, At, and On to Show Time
Students learn to use in, at, and on to show time. This is lesson 1 of 2 in the prepositions lesson series.
Lesson 2: Using In, At, and On to Show Location
Students learn to use in, at, and on to show location. This is lesson 2 of 2 in the prepositions lesson series.
Of, For, With, From 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
Of, For, With, From 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
Prepositional Phrases with In and On
Students practice using prepositions by combining two sentences.
Prepositions of Direction 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
Prepositions of Direction 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
Prepositions of Time
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.

1.2a Capitalize dates and names of people

Capitalize Holidays and Dates 1
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.
Capitalize Names of People and the Pronoun "I"
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.

1.2c Use commas for dates and lists

Commas in Dates
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas in the appropriate places.
Commas in Lists 1
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas to lists.
Commas in Lists 2
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas to dates and lists.
Rosemary’s Diary
Students add commas to lists and dates throughout a text.

1.2 Use spaces with punctuation

Hiking in Maine
Students add spaces after quotation marks throughout a text.
Spaces with Periods
Students rewrite sentences, adding in spaces between two sentences.

CCSS Grade 1 Formative Assessments

Rhode Island
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
The Fox and The Crow
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.