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

Kenova, West Virginia
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns 2 (Starter)
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.

2.1b Use irregular plural nouns

Children, People
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Feet, Teeth
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Irregular Plural Nouns
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Irregular Plural Nouns Ending With F, Fe, & O
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Men, Women
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Mice, Geese, Deer
Students practice using irregular plural nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
The Day the Island Breathed
Students find and correct plural noun errors within a text.

2.1c Use reflexive pronouns

Horatius Cocles at the Bridge
Students correct reflexive pronoun errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Reflexive Pronouns 1
Students practice using reflexive pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Reflexive Pronouns 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

Built, Broke
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Came, Went, Did
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Icarus's Flight
Students find and correct verb tense errors within a text.
King Midas and the Golden Touch
Students correct verb tense errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Knew, Made, Became
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Sat, Hid
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Was, Were
Students rewrite sentences, changing present tense to be verbs to past tense.
Wrote, Spoke
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.

2.1e Use adjectives and adverbs

Adjectives in Lists
Students practice listing adjectives by combining three sentences.
Adjectives to Adverbs - Ending in Y & E
Students practice using adverbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined adjective to an adverb.
Adverbs of Manner 1 (Starter)
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining two sentences.
Adverbs of Manner 2 (Starter)
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining two sentences.
Adverbs of Manner 3 (Starter)
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining two sentences.
Adverbs of Manner (Intermediate)
Students practice using adverbs of manner by combining two sentences. Students must change the adjective in the second kernel to an adverb before combining a sentences.
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.
Paired Adjectives
Students practice using paired adjectives by combining sentences using and.
Single Adjectives 1
Students practice using adjectives by combining two sentences.
Single Adjectives 2
Students practice using adjectives by combining two sentences.
The Crocodile and The Monkey
Students choose the correct adjective or adverb from the underlined choices throughout a text.

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

Compound Objects 1
Students practice writing compound objects by combining two sentences.
Compound Objects 2
Students practice writing compound objects by combining two sentences.
Compound Predicates 1
Students practice writing compound predicates by combining two sentences.
Compound Predicates 2
Students practice writing compound predicates by combining two sentences.
Compound Subjects 1
Students practice writing compound subjects by combining two sentences.
Compound Subjects 2
Students practice writing compound subjects by combining two sentences.
Compound Subjects, Objects, and Predicates 1
Students practice writing compound subjects, objects, and predicates by combining two sentences. Students must decide which structure works best with the ideas in the prompt.
Compound Subjects, Objects, and Predicates 2
Students practice writing compound subjects by combining two sentences.
Compound Subjects, Objects, and Predicates 3
Students practice writing compound subjects by combining two sentences.
Expanding Sentences With Adjectives 1
Students rewrite sentences, adding the two provided adjectives to the appropriate places.

2.2a Capitalize holidays, product names, and geographic names

Capitalize Holidays and Geographic Names
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.
Chinese New Year
Students find and correct capitalization errors within a text.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.
The Pilgrims
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.

2.2c Use an apostrophe to form contractions

Brer Rabbit & the Briar Patch
Students rewrite the underlined words as contractions.
Can't, Won't
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.
Common Contractions
Haven't, Don't
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.
I'm, Let's
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.
I've, That's
Students practice forming contractions by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined words to a contraction.

CCSS Grade 2 Formative Assessments

Why Sun and Moon Live in the Sky
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.