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.
King Midas and the Golden Touch
Students correct verb tense errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
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.