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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.

2.1a Use collective nouns

Proofreading - Kenova, West Virginia
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice subject-verb agreement by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

2.1b Use irregular plural nouns

Children & People - Mixed Topics
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Deer, Geese, & Mice - Mixed Topics
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Feet & Teeth - Mixed Topics
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Irregular Plural Nouns Ending With F, Fe, & O - Mixed Topics
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Irregular Plural Nouns - Mixed Topics
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Men & Women - Mixed Topics
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

2.1c Use reflexive pronouns

Proofreading Reflexive Pronouns - Roman Officer Horatius Cocles
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.
Reflexive Pronouns - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using reflexive pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Reflexive Pronouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using reflexive pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

2.1d Use the past tense of frequently occurring irregular verbs

Became, Knew, & Made - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Broke & Built - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Came, Did, & Went - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Hid & Sat - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Proofreading Verb Tenses - Icarus's Flight
Students find and correct verb tense errors within a text.
Spoke & Wrote - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Was & Were - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, changing present tense to be verbs to past tense.

2.1e Use adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives Ending in Y & E to Adverbs - Mixed Topics
Students practice using adverbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined adjective to an adverb.
Adjectives in Lists - Mixed Topics
Students practice listing adjectives by combining 3 sentences.
Adverbs of Manner - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining 2 sentences. Students must change the adjective in the second sentence to an adverb before combining the sentences.
Adverbs of Manner - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining 2 sentences.
Adverbs of Manner - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining 2 sentences.
Changing Adjectives to Adverbs - Mixed Topics
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining 2 sentences. Students must change the adjective in the second sentence to an adverb before combining the sentences.
Coordinate Adjectives - Alaska
Students practice using paired adjectives by combining sentences using "and."
Lesson 1: Adverbs
Students learn to identify adverbs of manner, add them to simple sentences, and combine sentences using adverbs of manner. This is lesson 1 of 2 in the adverbs lesson series.
Lesson 1: Single Adjectives
Students learn to identify adjectives and add them to simple sentences. This is lesson 1 of 2 in the adjectives lesson series.
Lesson 2: Adverbs Review
Students apply what they learned in Lesson 1: Adverbs by writing a paragraph that correctly includes four adverbs of manner. This is lesson 2 of 2 in the adverbs lesson series.
Lesson 2: Single Adjectives Review
Students apply what they learned in Lesson 1: Single Adjectives by combining sentences using adjectives. This is lesson 2 of 2 in the adjectives lesson series.
Single Adjectives - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using adjectives by combining 2 sentences.
Single Adjectives - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using adjectives by combining 2 sentences.

2.1f Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple & compound sentences

Compound Objects - Fossils
Students practice writing compound objects by combining 2 sentences.
Compound Objects - Outer Space
Students practice writing compound objects by combining 2 sentences.
Compound Predicates - Ancient Egypt
Students practice writing compound predicates by combining 2 sentences.
Compound Predicates - Reptiles
Students practice writing compound predicates by combining 2 sentences.
Compound Subjects - Biomes
Students practice writing compound subjects by combining 2 sentences.
Compound Subjects, Objects, & Predicates - Superheroes
Students practice writing compound subjects, objects, and predicates by combining 2 sentences. Students must decide which structure works best with the ideas in the prompt.
Compound Subjects, Objects, & Predicates - The Great Wall of China
Students practice writing compound subjects, objects, and predicates by combining 2 sentences. Students must decide which structure works best with the ideas in the prompt.
Compound Subjects, Objects, & Predicates - The Moon
Students practice writing compound subjects, objects, and predicates by combining 2 sentences. Students must decide which structure works best with the ideas in the prompt.
Compound Subjects - Renewable & Fossil Fuels
Students practice writing compound subjects by combining 2 sentences.
Expanding Sentences With Adjectives - Mixed Topics 1
Students rewrite sentences, adding the two provided adjectives to the appropriate places.
Expanding Sentences With Adjectives - Mixed Topics 2
Students rewrite sentences, adding the two provided adjectives to the appropriate places.

2.2a Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names

Capitalizing Geographic Names & Holidays - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.
Proofreading Capitalization - Chinese New Year
Students find and correct capitalization errors within a text.
Proofreading - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Proofreading - The Pilgrims
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.

2.2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions

Can't & Won't - Mixed Topics
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.
Common Contractions - Mixed Topics
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.
Don't & Haven't - Mixed Topics
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.
I'm & Let's - Mixed Topics
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.
I've & That's - Mixed Topics
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.

CCSS Grade 2 Formative Assessments

Proofreading - The Sun & the Moon Myth
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.