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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.

ELL Level 3

Ask, Say, Talk, & Tell - Mixed Topics 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.
Ask, Say, Talk, & Tell - Mixed Topics 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.
Ate, Came, & Drank - Mixed Topics 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.
Ate, Came, & Drank - Mixed Topics 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.
Choosing between Phrasal Verbs - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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.
Choosing between Prepositions - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice choosing between prepositions by filling in the blank with one of the provided prepositions. This activity is #25 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 Prepositions - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice choosing between prepositions by filling in the blank with one of the provided prepositions. This activity is #25 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.
Did, Had, & Went - Mixed Topics 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.
Did, Had, & Went - Mixed Topics 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.
Drove, Ran, & Swam - Mixed Topics 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.
Drove, Ran, & Swam - Mixed Topics 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.
ELL Advanced Baseline Diagnostic (Pre)
Assess advanced English Language Learners on skills like phrasal verbs, progressive tenses, and irregular past tense.
Gave, Got, & Took - Mixed Topics 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.
Gave, Got, & Took - Mixed Topics 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.
Heard, Said, & Told - Mixed Topics 1
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 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.
Heard, Said, & Told - Mixed Topics 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.
Inseparable Phrasal Verbs - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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, & Future Progressive - Mixed Topics 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, & Future Progressive - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 To Be - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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.
Phrasal Verbs - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 6
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 - Mixed Topics 7
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.
Really & Very - Mixed Topics 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.
Really & Very - Mixed Topics 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.
Regular & Irregular Past - Mixed Topics 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 & Irregular Past - Mixed Topics 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 & Irregular Past - Mixed Topics 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 & Irregular Past - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 Tense - Mixed Topics 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 Tense - Mixed Topics 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 Tense - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice changing present tense to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #1 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 Tense - Mixed Topics 4
Students practice changing present tense to past tense by rewriting sentences and changing the verb. This activity is #1 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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.
Sat, Thought, & Wrote - Mixed Topics 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.
Sat, Thought, & Wrote - Mixed Topics 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.
Separable & Inseparable Phrasal Verbs - Mixed Topics 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 & Inseparable Phrasal Verbs - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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 Past, Present, & Future - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice choosing between past, present, and future tense verbs by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #14 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 Past, Present, & Future - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice choosing between past, present, and future tense verbs by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs. This activity is #14 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 - Mixed Topics 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 - Mixed Topics 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.
Simple Responses to Questions - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice correctly responding to questions by filling in the blank with one of the provided responses. This activity is #26 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 Responses to Questions - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice correctly responding to questions by filling in the blank with one of the provided responses. This activity is #26 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.