Quill Lessons are synchronous, teacher-led instructional activities that can be used for whole-class or small-group instruction. Quill Lessons provide opportunities for teachers to model their use of concepts, students to practice the concept, and provide follow-up practice that you can assign to students immediately after the lesson.

Table of Contents:

  1. Assigning Quill Lessons from the Diagnostic Report

  2. Assigning Quill Lessons from the Activity Library

  3. Assigning Quill Lessons from the Featured Activity Packs Page

  4. Launching a Quill Lesson


Assigning Quill Lessons From the Diagnostic Report

If you have already assigned one of Quill's diagnostics and your students have completed it, you will be able to assign recommended Quill Lessons activities to your classroom based on the results of the diagnostic. To assign Quill Lessons from the diagnostic report:

  • Click the “Student Reports” tab

  • Click “Diagnostics”

  • Click “View results and recommendations”

  • Click “Practice recommendations”

  • Scroll to the bottom of the screen until you see “Whole class instruction”

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Whole-class instruction recommendations highlighted

Lessons that have an asterisk are recommended to complete with your students. To assign one of these Lessons to your students:

  • Click the check box next to the Lesson’s name

  • Click the “Assign activity packs” button

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Assign Quill Lessons From the Activity Library

The Activity Library allows teachers to search through Quill’s activities. To assign a Quill Lesson from the Activity Library:

  • Click the “Assign Activities” tab

  • Click “Explore all activities in our activity library”

  • Click the “Whole Class Instruction” filter

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Whole-class instruction filter highlighted

This will show you each Quill Lessons activity available to assign to your students. You can further narrow down your search by using the various filters and by previewing the Lesson.

Once you have decided which Quill Lesson you would like to assign to your students:

  • Click the check box next to a Lesson’s name

  • Click the “Assign” button

  • Complete the “Review and Assign” page

  • Click the “Assign pack to classes” button

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Review and assign page

Assign Quill Lessons From the Featured Activity Packs Page

The featured activity packs page allows teachers to assign pre-made activity packs that are aligned by concept. To assign a Quill Lesson from the featured activity packs page:

  • Click the “Assign Activities” tab

  • Click “Browse featured activity packs”

  • Click “Browse activity packs with whole-class lessons and independent practice”

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Browse activity packs with whole-class lessons and independent practice highlighted

Once you are on the featured activity packs page, you can filter the activities by readability grade level and by the pack type.

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To assign a pack from this page:

  • Click on the card that you would like to assign

  • Click “Select pack”

  • Work through the review and assign page, then click the “Assign pack to classes” button

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Select pack button highlighted
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Launching Quill Lessons

We recommend previewing the lesson before launching it with your students, so you can explore the teacher notes, practice the teacher model, and become accustomed to the interface.

To launch a Quill Lesson:

  • Click the “My Activities” tab

  • Click the “Launch Lessons” link underneath the “My Activities” tab

  • Click the “Launch Lesson” button

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If this is your first time assigning a Quill Lesson, you will see onboarding pages. Read through the onboarding pages, then click the “Next” button until you reach the end of these pages.

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If you would like to launch the Lesson as-is, click the “Select” button.

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If you would like to customize your Lesson, click the “Customize” box, then select “Make Copy”.

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Once you see the Lessons interface, you have successfully launched the Lesson and students can join from their Quill accounts!

Screenshot of Quill Lessons interface

For more information on Quill Lessons, check out our Quill Lessons Getting Started Guide.

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