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 practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining three or four sentences.
Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases 2
Students practice writing with adjectives, adverbs, and prepositional phrases by combining three or four sentences.
Adjectives and Adverbs 2
Students practice writing sentences with both adjectives and adverbs by combining three sentences.
Adjectives and Adverbs (Starter)
Students practice writing sentences with both adjectives and adverbs by combining three sentences.
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
Students practice using adjectives and adverbs by rewriting sentences, choosing between the provided adverb and adjective.
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
Students practice deciding whether an adjective or an adverb is needed by 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
Students practice using adjectives and adverbs by rewriting sentences, choosing between the provided adverb and noun.
Consequently, As a Result 1 (Starter)
Students practice using conjunctive adverbs by combining two sentences using consequently or as a result. Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.
Consequently, As a Result 2 (Starter)
Students will rewrite pairs of sentences 6 times to practice using "consequently" and "as a result."
Single Adjectives 3
Students practice using adjectives by combining two or three sentences.
Single Adjectives 3
Students practice using adjectives by combining two sentences.
Weather and Climate
Students practice writing a variety of sentence structures by combining two or three sentences using the method of their choice.

3.1b Irregular & regular plural nouns

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

3.1d Form & use of regular and irregular verbs

Ate, Met, Cut
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Bought, Fought, Thought
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Dug, Drank, Fell
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Flew, Read
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Grew, Gave, Heard
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Paid, Drove, Became
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Regular Past Tense Verbs 1
Students practice forming the past tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Regular Past Tense Verbs 2
Students practice forming the past tense by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Swam, Ran
Students practice writing irregular past tense verbs by rewriting sentences, changing the underlined present tense verb to past tense.
Took, Spoke
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

Annie Dodge Wauneka: Native American Politician
Students practice forming different verb tenses by rewriting sentence, changing the bolded verb to the right tense.

3.1f Subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement

Follow-Up Activity for Lesson 2: Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Errors
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 1 (Starter)
Write twelve sentences using the correct pronoun for singular or plural antecedents.
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement with Collective Nouns 1
Write eight sentences using the correct pronoun for each collective noun.
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns 3 (Starter)
Write ten sentences using singular and plural indefinite pronouns.
Pronouns in Compound Subjects and Objects 3 (Intermediate)
Write ten sentences using the correct pronoun in compound subjects and objects.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 1
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 2
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 3
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Simple Subject-Verb Agreement 4
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement in simple constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject and Object Pronoun Agreement 1
Students practice using pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Subject and Object Pronoun Agreement 2
Students practice using pronouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Subject-Verb Agreement 1 (Intermediate)
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement in advanced constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns (Intermediate)
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement with collective nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Collective Nouns (Starter)
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement with collective nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Compound Subjects 1
Students practice writing with 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 2
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement with collective nouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Neither vs. And
Students practice writing with 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 options.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 1 (Intermediate)
Students practice using either/or and neither/nor by combining two sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 1 (Starter)
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement with either/or and neither/nor constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 2 (Intermediate)
Students practice using either/or and neither/nor by combining two sentences.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Either/Or and Neither/Nor 2 (Starter)
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement with either/or and neither/nor constructions by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Indefinite Pronouns 1
Students practice writing with 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 2
Students practice writing with subject-verb agreement in sentences with indefinite pronouns by filling in the blank with one of the provided verbs.
Subject-Verb Agreement with Interrupters (Starter)
Students practice writing with 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 1
Students practice writing with 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 2
Students practice writing with 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 3
Students practice writing with 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

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better!
Students rewrite the underlined adjective in its correct comparative or superlative form.
Better & Best, Worse & Worst 1
Students practice choosing between better and best or worse and worst by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
Better & Best, Worse & Worst 2
Students practice choosing between better and best or worse and worst by rewriting sentences with the correct underlined option.
Comparative and Superlative Adjectives 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 and Superlative Adjectives 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 and Superlative Adjectives Ending in Y
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 1
Students practice using comparative and superlative adjectives by filling in the blank with one of the four provided options. Students must choose the option that is the right degree and formed correctly.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives 2
Students practice using comparative and superlative adjectives by filling in the blank with one of the four provided options. Students must choose the option that is the right degree and formed correctly.
Comparative vs. Superlative Adjectives: More and Most
Students practice using comparative and superlative adjectives by filling in the blank with more or most.
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 2 (Starter)
Students practice writing complex sentences by combining two sentences using after or before. Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.
And, Because, Or (Intermediate)
Students practice writing compound and complex sentences by combining two sentences using one of the three provided joining words. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas.
And, But, So (Intermediate)
Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using one of the three provided joining words. Students must choose the joining word that best connects the ideas.
As long as, If, Unless 2 (Starter)
Students practice writing complex sentences by combining two 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 2 (Starter)
Students practice writing compound sentences by combining two sentences using but or so. Students are provided the correct joining word to use on each prompt.

3.2a Capitalize words in titles

Capitalize Words in Titles
Students rewrite sentences, adding the correct capitalization.

3.2b Use commas in addresses

Commas in Addresses
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas to addresses.
Janet Sends a Letter
Students add commas to addresses throughout a text.

3.2c Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue

Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue
Students rewrite sentences, adding commas and quotation marks to the dialogue.
Thinking About Thinking
Students add quotation marks and punctuation to dialogue throughout a text.

3.2d Form and use possessives

Compound Possession with Two Nouns
Students practice writing sentences with compound possession by combining two sentences.
Compound Possession with Two Nouns 2
Students practice writing sentences with compound possession by combining two sentences.
Eleanor Roosevelt
Students correct a variety errors within a text. The errors are underlined.
Follow-up Activity for Lesson 1: Using Plural Possessive Nouns
Students practice using apostrophes on plural nouns to show ownership.
Form & Use Possessives 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 and Singular Possessive Nouns
Students practice making singular and plural nouns possessive by combining two sentences.
Plural and Singular Possessive Nouns 2
Students practice making singular and plural nouns possessive by combining two sentences.
Plural Possessive Nouns
Students practice making plural nouns possessive by combining two sentences.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 1
Students practice deciding between plural and possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 1
Identify the plural or possessive nouns and write ten sentences.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 2
Students practice deciding between plural and possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.
Plural vs. Possessive Nouns 2
Identify the plural or possessive nouns and write ten sentences.
Singular Possessive Nouns
Students practice using possessive nouns by rewriting sentences using the correct underlined option.