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, and Prepositional Phrases 1
Students combine 3 and 4 sentences together into one sentence that has an adjective, adverb, and a prepositional phrase.
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases 2
Students combine 4, 5, and 6 sentences to create 6 sentences with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases.
Adjectives and Adverbs 2
Content: Weather and Climate Level: Intermediate Combine sentences 5 times using adjectives and adverbs.
Adjectives and Adverbs (Starter)
Students will combine 3 sentences to practice using adverbs of manner and adjectives together in a sentence 9 times.
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
Students fill in the blank, choosing between a given adjective and adverb.
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
Write eight sentences using adjectives or adverbs.
Advanced Combining: Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
Adverbs of Frequency
Write six sentences using adverbs of frequency.
Consequently, As a result (Starter)
Students will rewrite pairs of sentences 6 times to practice using "consequently" and "as a result."
Single Adjectives 3
Content: Weather and Climate Level: Starter Combine sentences 5 times using adjectives.
Single Adjectives 3
Students combine sentences 10 times to practice using simple adjectives.
Weather and Climate
Content: Weather and Climate Level: Advanced Combine sentences 5 times using adjectives, adverbs, relative clauses, and items in a list.

3.1b Irregular & regular plural nouns

Navajo Nation
In the passage below, correct the errors that you find.

3.1d Form & use of regular and irregular verbs

Ate, Met, Cut
Rewrite eight sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Bought, Fought, Thought
Rewrite nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Dug, Drank, Fell
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Flew, Read
Rewrite six sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Grew, Gave, Heard
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Paid, Drove, Became
Rewrite the nine sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Regular Past Tense Verbs 1
Write ten sentences using regular past tense verbs.
Regular Past Tense Verbs 2
Write ten sentences using regular past tense verbs.
Swam, Ran
Rewrite the six sentences with the correct form of the past tense.
Took, Spoke
Rewrite the eight sentences with the correct form of the past tense.

3.1e Form and use the simple verb tenses

Annie Dodge Wauneka: Native American Politician
Write 9 sentences by correcting the simple verb tense errors in these sentences.

3.1f Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement

Follow-Up Activity for Lesson 2: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Errors
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 1
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 10 simple sentences.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 2
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 10 simple sentences.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 3
Students fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb 10 times.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 4
Students fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb 10 times.
Subject and Object Pronoun Agreement 1
Write six sentences using subject and object pronouns.
Subject and Object Pronoun Agreement 2
Write six sentences using subject and object pronouns.
Subject-Verb Agreement 1 (Intermediate)
Fill in the blank 7 times with the form of the verb that matches the subject.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns (Intermediate)
Combine sentences using the verb that matches the subject to write 10 sentences using either simple subjects or collective nouns.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns (Starter)
Write eight sentences matching the verb to the collective noun subject.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects 1
Choose the form of the verb that matches the compound subject to write 10 sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects 2
Combine sentences to create 10 sentences that use proper subject-verb agreement with compound subjects.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Neither vs. And
Students will fill in the blank with the appropriate verb 9 times.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 1 (Intermediate)
Combine sentences using the correct form of the verb to write 8 sentences using neither/nor and either/or.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 1 (Starter)
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 8 sentences using either/or and neither/nor.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 2 (Intermediate)
Combine sentences using the correct form of the verb to write 8 sentences about wildlife conservation using neither/nor and either/or.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 2 (Starter)
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 8 sentences using either/or and neither/nor.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns 1
Choose the form of the verb that matches the indefinite pronoun to write 10 sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns 2
Choose the form of the verb that matches the indefinite pronoun to write 9 sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Interrupters (Starter)
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 10 sentences that include interrupters.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Subject After the Verb 1
Choose the form of the verb that matches the subject to write 9 sentences in which the subject comes after the verb.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Subject After the Verb 2
Fill in the blank 7 times with the form of the verb that matches the subject.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Subject After the Verb 3
Fill in the blank 6 times with the form of the verb that matches the subject.

3.1g Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better!
Replace the underlined words with their comparative or superlative forms.
Better & Best, Worse & Worst 1
Write eight sentences using the adjectives "better," "best," "worse," and "worst."
Better & Best, Worse & Worst 2
Write eight sentences using the adjectives "better," "best," "worse," and "worst."
Comparative & Superlative Adjectives 1
Write ten sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives.
Comparative & Superlative Adjectives 2
Write ten sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives.
Comparative & Superlative Adjectives Ending in Y
Write ten sentences using comparative and superlative adjectives.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives 1
Students fill in the blank with the correct comparative or superlative adjective.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives 2
Students fill in the blank twelve times with the correct comparative or superlative adjective.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives: More and Most
Students fill in the blank with the comparative or superlative adjective.
Which Bear is Best?
Replace the underlined words with their comparative or superlative forms.

3.1h Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

After, Before 2 (Starter)
Write 6 sentences combining the two sentences using the correct joining word.
And, Because, Or (Intermediate)
Students choose between three given conjunctions to combine sentences 10 times.
And, But, So (Intermediate)
Students choose between three given conjunctions to combine sentences 6 times.
As long as, If, Unless 2 (Starter)
Combine sentences to create 9 complex sentences about ocean pollution. The correct joining word is provided for the student.

3.1i Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences

But, So 2 (Starter)
Students combine sentences using the provided joining word to create 6 sentences with but or so about blue whales.

3.2a Capitalize words in titles

Capitalize Words in Titles
Write nine sentences placing capital words in titles.

3.2b Use commas in addresses

Janet Sends a Letter
Insert commas into the addresses in the story.
Use Commas in Addresses
Write eight sentences placing commas in addresses.

3.2c Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue

Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue
Write ten sentences using commas and quotation marks for the dialogue.
Thinking About Thinking
Insert commas and quotation marks into the dialogue in the story.

3.2d Form and use possessives

Compound Possession with Two Nouns
Students will combine sentences 9 times to practice compound possession with two nouns.
Compound Possession with Two Nouns 2
Students will combine sentences six times to practice compound possession with two nouns.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Correct the underlined words. You can edit a word by clicking on it and typing.
Follow-up Activity for Lesson 1: Using Plural Possessive Nouns
Students practice using apostrophes on plural nouns to show ownership.
Form & Use Possessives 1
Write nine sentences using and forming possessives.
Lesson 1: Using Plural Possessive Nouns
Students learn to show ownership using apostrophes with plural nouns in this teacher-led lesson.
Lesson 1: Using Singular Possessive Nouns
Students learn to show ownership using apostrophe-s in this teacher-led lesson.
Plural and Singular Possessive Nouns
Students will combine sentences 10 times to practice forming plural and singular possessive nouns.
Plural and Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Students will combine sentences six times to practice forming plural and singular possessive nouns.
Plural Possessive Nouns
Students will combine sentences 10 times to create sentences with plural possessive nouns about a day at the zoo.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 1
Identify the plural or possessive nouns and write ten sentences.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 1
Identify the plural or possessive nouns and write ten sentences.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 2
Identify the plural or possessive nouns and write ten sentences.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 2
Identify the plural or possessive nouns and write ten sentences.
Singular Possessive Nouns
Write eight sentences with the correct singular possessive noun.