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 3

Choosing between Phrasal Verbs 1
Students practice choosing the appropriate phrasal verb by filling in the blanks with one of the provided phrasal verbs. This activity is #23 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Choosing between Phrasal Verbs 2
Students practice choosing the appropriate phrasal verb by filling in the blanks with one of the provided phrasal verbs. This activity is #23 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
ELL Advanced Baseline Diagnostic (Pre)
Assess advanced English Language Learners on skills like phrasal verbs, progressive tenses, and irregular past tense.
Inseparable Phrasal Verbs 1
Students practice writing inseparable phrasal verbs in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #21 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Inseparable Phrasal Verbs 2
Students practice writing inseparable phrasal verbs in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #21 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past, Present, and Future Progressive Tenses 1
Students practice choosing between past progressive, present progressive, and future progressive tenses by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #18 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past, Present, and Future Progressive Tenses 2
Students practice choosing between past progressive, present progressive, and future progressive tenses by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #18 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Progressive Tense 1
Students practice changing present tense verbs to past progressive tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #17 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Progressive Tense 2
Students practice changing present tense verbs to past progressive tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #17 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Come, Eat, and Drink 1
Students practice changing present tense "to come," "to eat," and "to drink" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #7 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Come, Eat, and Drink 2
Students practice changing present tense "to come," "to eat," and "to drink" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #7 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Drive, Swim, and Run 1
Students practice changing present tense "to drive," "to swim," and "to run" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #10 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Drive, Swim, and Run 2
Students practice changing present tense "to drive," "to swim," and "to run" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #10 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Have, Do, and Go 1
Students practice changing present tense "to have," "to do," and "to go" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #6 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Have, Do, and Go 2
Students practice changing present tense "to have," "to do," and "to go" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #6 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Say, Tell, and Hear 2
Students practice changing present tense "to say," "to tell," and "to hear" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #11 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Take, Give, and Get 1
Students practice changing present tense "to take," "to give," and "to get" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #9 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Take, Give, and Get 2
Students practice changing present tense "to take," "to give," and "to get" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #9 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of To Be 1
Students practice changing present tense "to be" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #5 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of To Be 2
Students practice changing present tense "to be" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #5 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Write, Sit, and Think 1
Students practice changing present tense "to write," "to sit," and "to think" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #8 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Past Tense of Write, Sit, and Think 2
Students practice changing present tense "to write," "to sit," and "to think" to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #8 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Phrasal Verbs Review 1
Students practice choosing between and correctly ordering phrasal verbs by filling in the blanks with the provided options. This activity is #24 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Phrasal Verbs Review 2
Students practice choosing between and correctly ordering phrasal verbs by filling in the blanks with the provided options. This activity is #24 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Present Progressive Tense 1
Students practice changing present tense verbs to present progressive tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #15 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Present Progressive Tense 2
Students practice changing present tense verbs to present progressive tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #15 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular and Irregular Past Tense Review 1
Students practice changing a variety of regular and irregular present tense verbs to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #12 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular and Irregular Past Tense Review 2
Students practice changing a variety of regular and irregular present tense verbs to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #13 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular and Irregular Past Tense Review 3
Students practice changing a variety of regular and irregular present tense verbs to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #12 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular and Irregular Past Tense Review 4
Students practice changing a variety of regular and irregular present tense verbs to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #13 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular Past Ending in Y 1
Students practice changing present tense verbs that end in "-y" (carry, study, etc.) to past tense verbs by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #3 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular Past Ending in Y 2
Students practice changing present tense verbs that end in "-y" (carry, study, etc.) to past tense verbs by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #3 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular Past Review 1
Students practice changing a variety of regular present tense verbs to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #4 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular Past Review 2
Students practice changing a variety of regular present tense verbs to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #4 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular Past with Double Consonants 1
Students practice changing present tense to past tense verbs that need double consonants (shopped, clapped, etc.) by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #2 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Regular Past with Double Consonants 2
Students practice changing present tense to past tense verbs that need double consonants (shopped, clapped, etc.) by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #2 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Say, Tell, Talk, and Ask 1
Students practice choosing between "say," "tell," "talk," and "ask" by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #27 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Say, Tell, Talk, and Ask 2
Students practice choosing between "say," "tell," "talk," and "ask" by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #27 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Separable and Inseparable Phrasal Verbs 1
Students practice writing phrasal verbs in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #22 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Separable and Inseparable Phrasal Verbs 2
Students practice writing phrasal verbs in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #22 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Separable Phrasal Verbs with Nouns 1
Students practice writing separable phrasal verbs with nouns in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #20 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Separable Phrasal Verbs with Nouns 2
Students practice writing separable phrasal verbs with nouns in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #20 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Separable Phrasal Verbs with Pronouns 1
Students practice writing separable phrasal verbs with pronouns in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #19 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Separable Phrasal Verbs with Pronouns 2
Students practice writing separable phrasal verbs with pronouns in the correct order by filling in the blanks with the provided words. This activity is #19 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Simple Present vs. Present Progressive 1
Students practice choosing between present and present progressive tenses by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #16 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Simple Present vs. Present Progressive 2
Students practice choosing between present and present progressive tenses by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #16 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Very vs. Really 1
Students practice choosing between "very" and "really" by filling in the blank with one of the provided options. This activity is #28 in the ELL Advanced Baseline recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Baseline diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.
Very vs. Really 2
Students practice choosing between "very" and "really" by filling in the blank with one of the provided options. This activity is #28 in the ELL Advanced Growth recommendation sequence. This activity can be assigned separately, but if it's assigned as part of ELL Advanced Growth diagnostic recommendations, we recommend for students to complete the activities in the suggested order.