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.

ELL Level 1

Articles before Adjectives 1
Students practice using adjectives by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #21 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Adjectives 2
Students practice using adjectives by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #26 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Adjectives 3
Students practice using adjectives by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #11 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Objects 1
Students practice using articles by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #13 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Objects 2
Students practice using articles by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #56 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Objects 3
Students practice using articles by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #27 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Subjects 1
Students practice using articles at the beginning of a sentence by filling in the blank with one of the two provided options. This activity is #27 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Subjects 2
Students practice using "the" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #28 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Articles before Subjects 3
Students practice using "the" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #14 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
A vs. An 1
Students practice using articles by filling in the blank with "a" or "an." This activity is #5 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
A vs. An 2
Students practice using articles by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #6 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
A vs. An 3
Students practice using articles by filling in the blank with "a" or "an." This activity is #2 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
A vs. An 4
Students practice using articles by filling in the blank with "a" or "an." This activity is #41 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
A vs. An 5
Students practice using articles by filling in the blank with "a" or "an." This activity is #37 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Conjugating To Be 1
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #20 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Conjugating To Be 2
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #22 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Coordinate Adjectives 1
Students practice using adjectives by combining two sentences and using "and" to connect the adjectives. This activity is #48 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Coordinate Adjectives 2
Students practice using adjectives by combining two sentences and using "and" to connect the adjectives. This activity is #22 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
ELL Starter Baseline Diagnostic (Pre)
Assess beginning English Language Learners on foundational skills like simple conjugation, basic word order, and use of articles.
Listing Adjectives 1
Students practice listing adjectives by combining three sentences. This activity is #52 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Listing Adjectives 2
Students practice listing adjectives by combining three sentences. This activity is #25 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Modified Objects 1
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #17 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Modified Objects 2
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #9 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Nouns 1
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by filling in the blank with one of the two provided options. This activity is #10 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Nouns 2
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #11 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Nouns 3
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #14 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Nouns 4
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #5 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Nouns with To Have
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #34 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Nouns with To Want 1
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #30 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Nouns with To Want 2
Students practice using singular and plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #15 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Singular vs. Plural Objects in Questions
Students practice using singular and plural nouns to form questions by filling in the blank with one of the two provided options. This activity is #55 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be in Yes/No Questions 1
Students practice conjugating "to be" to form questions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #57 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be in Yes/No Questions 2
Students practice conjugating "to be" to form questions by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #58 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be in Yes/No Questions 3
Students practice conjugating "to be" to form questions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #59 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be in Yes/No Questions 4
Students practice conjugating "to be" to form questions by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #29 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Negation 1
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #13 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Negation 2
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #7 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Nouns as Subjects
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #24 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Plural Nouns
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #25 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Plural Pronouns 1
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #8 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Plural Pronouns 2
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #9 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Plural Pronouns 3
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #4 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Pronouns
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #16 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular and Plural Nouns 1
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #12 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular and Plural Nouns 2
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #6 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular Nouns 1
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #7 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular Nouns 2
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #3 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular Pronouns 1
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #1 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular Pronouns 2
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #2 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular Pronouns 3
Students practice conjugating "to be" by filling in the blank with one of the three provided options. This activity is #3 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular Pronouns 4
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #4 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Be with Singular Pronouns 5
Students practice conjugating "to be" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #1 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Have and To Want
Students practice conjugating "to want" and "to have" by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #21 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Have with Numbers
Students practice conjugating "to have" by filling in the blank with "has" or "have." Students must choose the form of "to have" that matches the subject. This activity is #45 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Have with Pronouns 1
Students practice conjugating "to have" by filling in the blank with "has" or "have." Students must choose the form of "to have" that matches the subject. This activity is #35 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Have with Pronouns 2
Students practice conjugating "to have" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #36 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Have with Pronouns 3
Students practice conjugating "to have" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #17 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Want with Numbers
Students practice conjugating "to want" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #46 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Want with Pronouns 1
Students practice conjugating "to want" by filling in the blank with "wants" or "want." Students must choose the form of to "want" that matches the subject. This activity is #31 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Want with Pronouns 2
Students practice conjugating "to want" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #32 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
To Want with Pronouns 3
Students practice conjugating "to want" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #16 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Adjectives, Articles)
Students practice ordering articles and adjectives before a noun by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #19 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Adjectives, Articles, Nouns) 1
Students practice using adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective, article, and noun in the correct order. Students choose between the provided options. This activity is #23 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Adjectives, Articles, Nouns) 2
Students practice using adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective, article, and noun in the correct order. Students choose between the provided options. This activity is #10 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Adjectives, Articles, Nouns) 3
Students practice using adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective, article, and noun in the correct order. Students choose between the provided options. This activity is #12 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Adjectives, Nouns)
Students practice using adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective and noun in the correct order. Students choose between two provided options. This activity is #18 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Numbers, Nouns) 1
Students practice writing with number adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective and noun in the correct order. Students choose between the provided options. This activity is #47 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Numbers, Nouns) 2
Students practice writing with number adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective and noun in the correct order. Students choose between the provided options. This activity is #20 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Questions) 1
Students practice forming questions by filling in the blank with one of the provided options. This activity is #60 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (Questions) 2
Students practice forming questions by filling in the blank with one of the provided options. This activity is #28 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (To Be, Negation, Articles) 1
Students practice ordering "to be," "not," and an article before a noun by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #15 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (To Be, Negation, Articles) 2
Students practice ordering "to be," "not," and an article before a noun by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option. This activity is #8 in the ELL Starter Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (To Have, Adjectives, Nouns)
Students practice using adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective and noun in the correct order. Students choose between the provided options. This activity is #33 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Word Order (To Want, Adjectives, Nouns)
Students practice using adjectives by filling in the blank with an adjective and noun in the correct order. Students choose between the provided options. This activity is #29 in the ELL Starter Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Starter Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.