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.

3.1a Use adjectives & adverbs

Adjectives & Adverbs - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing sentences with both adjectives and adverbs by combining 3 sentences.
Adjectives, Adverbs, & Prepositional Phrases - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining 3 or 4 sentences.
Adjectives, Adverbs, & Prepositional Phrases - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining 3 or 4 sentences.
Adjectives & Adverbs - Weather & Climate
Students practice writing sentences with both adjectives and adverbs by combining 3 sentences.
Adjectives vs. Adverbs - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice deciding whether an adjective or an adverb is needed by rewriting sentences, filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Adjectives vs. Adverbs - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice deciding whether an adjective or an adverb is needed by rewriting sentences, filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Advanced Combining: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
Students learn to write descriptive sentences using adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases in this teacher-led lesson.
Adverbs of Frequency - Mixed Topics
Students practice deciding whether a noun or an adverb is needed by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
As A Result & Consequently - Pollution
Students practice using "consequently" and "as a result" by combining sentences. Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.
As A Result & Consequently - The Water Cycle
Students practice using "consequently" and "as a result" by combining sentences. Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.
Open Sentence Combining - Weather & Climate
Students practice writing a variety of sentence structures by combining 2 or 3 sentences using the method of their choice.
Single Adjectives - Pirates
Students practice using adjectives by combining 2 sentences.
Single Adjectives - Weather & Climate
Students practice using adjectives by combining 2 or 3 sentences.

3.1b Irregular & regular plural nouns

Proofreading - Navajo Nation
Students find and correct a variety of errors within a text.

3.1d Form & use of regular and irregular verbs

Ate, Cut, & Met - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verbs to past tense.
Became, Drove, & Paid - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Bought, Fought, & Thought - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Fell, Drank, & Dug - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Flew & Read - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Gave, Grew, & Heard - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Ran & Swam - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Regular Past Tense - Mixed Topics 5
Students practice forming the past tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Regular Past Tense - Mixed Topics 6
Students practice forming the past tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Spoke & Took - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.

3.1e Form and use the simple verb tenses

Correcting Tense Errors - Navajo Politician Annie Dodge Wauneka
Students practice forming different verb tenses by rewriting sentences, changing the bolded verb in each sentence to the right tense.

3.1f Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Errors (Follow-Up for Lesson 2) - Mixed Topics
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice writing with pronoun-antecedent agreement by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement with Collective Nouns - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing with pronoun-antecedent agreement by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns - Mixed Topics
Students practice writing with pronoun-antecedent agreement by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Pronouns in Compound Subjects & Objects - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice using pronouns in compound subjects and objects by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Subject & Object Pronoun Agreement - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Subject & Object Pronoun Agreement - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Subject-Verb Agreement - Carnivorous Plants
Students practice subject-verb agreement in advanced constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement - Leap Years
Students practice subject-verb agreement in advanced constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement - Mixed Topics 4
Students practice subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement - Mixed Topics 5
Students practice subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement - Mixed Topics 6
Students practice subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice subject-verb agreement with collective nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice subject-verb agreement with collective nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Phrases - U.S. States
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences where the subjects are connected by "either," "neither," or "and" by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences with a compound subject by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice subject-verb agreement with collective nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or & Neither/Nor - Endangered Species
Students practice subject-verb agreement in "either/or" and "neither/nor" constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or & Neither/Nor - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice subject-verb agreement in "either/or" and "neither/nor" constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or & Neither/Nor - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice subject-verb agreement in "either/or" and "neither/nor" constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or & Neither/Nor - The Solar System
Students practice subject-verb agreement in "either/or" and "neither/nor" constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences with indefinite pronouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences with indefinite pronouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Interrupters - Mixed Topics
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences with interrupting phrases or clauses by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Subject after the Verb - Baking Bread
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences where the subject comes after the verb by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Subject after the Verb - Mixed Topics
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences where the subject comes after the verb by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Subject after the Verb - Volcanoes in the U.S.
Students practice subject-verb agreement in sentences where the subject comes after the verb by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.

3.1g Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives

Better/Best & Worse/Worst - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice choosing between "better" and "best" and "worse" and "worst" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Better/Best & Worse/Worst - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice choosing between "better" and "best" and "worse" and "worst" by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Comparative & Superlative Adjectives Ending in Y - Mixed Topics
Students practice using adjectives by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined adjective to its comparative or superlative form based on the ideas in the sentence.
Comparative & Superlative Adjectives - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using adjectives by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined adjective to its comparative or superlative form based on the ideas in the sentence.
Comparative & Superlative Adjectives - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using adjectives by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined adjective to its comparative or superlative form based on the ideas in the sentence.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using comparative and superlative adjectives by filling in the blank with one of the provided options. Students are provided with 4 versions of the adjective and must choose the one that is the right degree and formed correctly.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice using comparative and superlative adjectives by filling in the blank with one of the provided options. Students are provided with 4 versions of the adjective and must choose the one that is the correct one.
More & Most - Mixed Topics
Students practice using comparative and superlative adjectives by filling in the blank with "more" or "most." Students are provided 2 options and must choose the one that best fits the sentence.
Proofreading Comparative & Superlative Adjectives - Playing Sports
Students rewrite the underlined adjective in its correct comparative or superlative form.
Which Bear is Best?
Students rewrite the underlined adjective in its correct comparative or superlative form.

3.1h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

After & Before - Butterflies
Students practice writing complex sentences by combining sentences using "after" or "before." Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.
And, Because, & Or - Animals
Students practice writing compound and complex sentences by combining sentences using "and," "because," or "or." Students are given 3 joining words and must choose the one that best connects the ideas.
And, But, & So - Animals
Students practice writing compound sentences by combining sentences using "and," "but," or "so." Students are given 3 joining words and must choose the one that best connects the ideas.
As Long As, If, & Unless - Global Warming & Pollution
Students practice writing complex sentences by combining sentences using "as long as," "if" or "unless." Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.

3.1i Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences

But & So - Blue Whales
Students practice writing compound sentences by combining sentences using "but" or "so." Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.
Compound Object Phrases - The Galapagos Islands
Students practice writing compound objects by combining 2 sentences.
Compound Subject Phrases - Black Historical Figures
Students practice writing compound subjects by combining 2 sentences.
Conjunctions of Time (Follow-Up for Lesson 1) - Earthquakes

3.2a Capitalize words in titles

Capitalizing Words in Titles - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.

3.2b Use commas in addresses

Commas in Addresses - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas to addresses.
Proofreading Commas in Addresses - Sending a Letter
Students add commas to addresses throughout a text.

3.2c Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue

Commas & Quotation Marks in Dialogue - Mixed Topics
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas and quotation marks to the dialogue.
Proofreading Quotation Marks & Punctuation in Dialogue - European Philosophers Locke & Descartes
Students add quotation marks and punctuation to dialogue throughout a text.

3.2d Form and use possessives

Compound Possession with Two Nouns - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice writing sentences with compound possession by combining 2 sentences.
Compound Possession with Two Nouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice writing sentences with compound possession by combining 2 sentences.
Form & Use Possessives - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice using possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Lesson 1: Using Plural Possessive Nouns
Students learn to make plural nouns possessive in this teacher-led lesson.
Lesson 1: Using Singular Possessive Nouns
Students learn to make singular nouns possessive in this teacher-led lesson.
Plural Possessive Nouns - Zookeepers & Animals
Students practice making plural nouns possessive by combining sentences.
Plural & Singular Possessive Nouns - Mixed Topics
Students practice forming possessive nouns by combining sentences.
Plural & Singular Possessive Nouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice forming possessive nouns by combining sentences.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns - Mixed Topics 1
Students practice choosing between plural and possessive nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns - Mixed Topics 2
Students practice choosing between plural and possessive nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided options.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice choosing between plural and possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns - Mixed Topics 4
Students practice choosing between plural and possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Proofreading Plural vs. Possessive Nouns - Eleanor Roosevelt
Students correct a variety errors within a text.The errors in the text are underlined.
Singular Possessive Nouns - Mixed Topics 3
Students practice using possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Using Plural Possessive Nouns: Mixed Topics (Follow Up for Lesson 1)
Students practice using apostrophes on plural nouns to show ownership.