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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

Common & Proper Nouns - Mixed Topics
Students practice capitalizing common and proper nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Form & Use Possessives - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Possessive Pronouns - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice using possessive pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Possessive Pronouns - Mixed Topics 4
Students practice using possessive pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Replacing Nouns with Pronouns - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using pronouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Replacing Nouns with Pronouns - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Regular Plural Nouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice forming the past tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Subject-Verb Agreement - Mixed Topics 9
Students practice subject-verb agreement by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

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

Future Perfect - Mixed Topics
Students practice using the future perfect tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Future Tense - Mixed Topics
Students practice forming the future tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to future tense.
Past Perfect - Mixed Topics
Students practice using the past perfect tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Past Perfect Progressive - Mixed Topics
Students practice using the past perfect progressive tense by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Present Perfect - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, filling in the blank with the present perfect form of the provided verb.
Proofreading Future Perfect - Squirrels
Students rewrite the underlined verbs throughout a text in the future perfect tense.
Proofreading Verb Tenses - Buying Apples
Students find and correct verb tense errors within a text.
Proofreading Verb Tenses - Peregrine Falcons
Students choose the correct verb tense from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Proofreading Verb Tenses - Pigeons
Students choose the correct past or present perfect verb from the underlined choices throughout a text.

1.1g Conjunctions: and, but, or, so

Proofreading And, But, Or, & So - Making the Soccer Team
Students choose the correct coordinating conjunction from the underlined choices throughout a text.

1.1h Use articles

A & An - Mixed Topics 6
Students practice using "a" and "an" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
A & An - Mixed Topics 7
Students practice using "a" and "an" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
A, An, & The - The Redwood Forest
Students practice using articles by filling in the blank with "a," "an," or "the."
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.
Proofreading A & An - Glacier National Park
Students choose the correct article from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Proofreading Articles & Demonstrative Pronouns - A Story about Magic
Students choose the correct pronouns and articles from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Proofreading A & The - The Grand Canyon
Students choose the correct article from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Using The with Proper Nouns - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice deciding when to use "the" before a noun by rewriting sentences, filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Using The with Proper Nouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice deciding when to use "the" before a noun by rewriting sentences, filling in the blank with one of the provided options.

1.1h Use demonstratives

That & This - Mixed Topics
Students practice using "this" and "that" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
These & Those - Mixed Topics
Students practice using "these" and "those" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

1.1i Frequently occurring prepositions

As, By, & Like - Mixed Topics
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Between & Beyond - Mixed Topics
Students practice recognizing the difference between "between" and "beyond" by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
From, For, Of, & With - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
From, For, Of, & With - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
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.
Place-Based At, In, & On - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Place-Based At, In, & On - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Prepositional Phrases with In & On - Grand Teton National Park
Students practice using prepositions by combining sentences.
Prepositions of Direction - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Prepositions of Direction - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Prepositions of Time - Mixed Topics
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Proofreading At, In, & On - Seeing a Moose
Students choose the correct preposition from the underlined choices throughout a text.
Proofreading In & On - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
At various points throughout the text, students must choose between the provided prepositions to complete the text.
Time-Based At, In, & On - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Time-Based At, In, & On - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using prepositions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

1.2a Capitalize dates and names of people

Capitalizing Dates & Holidays - Mixed Topics 1
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.
Capitalizing Dates & Holidays - Mixed Topics 2
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.
Capitalizing Names of People & the Pronoun "I" - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.

1.2c Use commas for dates and lists

Commas in Dates - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas in the appropriate places.
Commas in Lists - Mixed Topics 1
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas to lists.
Commas in Lists - Mixed Topics 2
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas to dates and lists.
Proofreading Commas in Lists & Dates - Diary Entries
Students add commas to lists and dates throughout a text.

1.2 Use spaces with punctuation

Spaces with Periods - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, adding in spaces between two sentences.

CCSS Grade 1 Formative Assessments

Proofreading - A Fox & A Crow Story
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.