Quill offers five unique tools to engage students in the classroom: Quill Diagnostic, Quill Connect, Quill Proofreader, Quill Grammar, and Quill Lessons. Each of the five tools serves a distinct purpose in the classroom to target distinct literacy skills.

Quill Diagnostic

We suggest that the Quill Diagnostic be the first thing students do when starting Quill. The diagnostic tests 8 - 10 distinct skills to see where students stand at the beginning of their Quill journey. There are currently 6 diagnostics a student can take: the Starter Diagnostic, Intermediate Diagnostic, Advanced Diagnostic, ELL Starter Diagnostic, ELL Intermediate Diagnostic, and ELL Advanced Diagnostic. Learn more about Quill Diagnostics here.

Starter Diagnostic

The Starter Diagnostic covers the basics such as adverbs and proper capitalization, allowing you to evaluate your students' mastery of the basics and to make sure all students have a solid foundation.

Intermediate and Advanced Diagnostic

Once a student completes the Starter Diagnostic recommended practice activities, they can move right on to the Intermediate Diagnostic and delve into in more advanced writing, grammar, and sentence construction topics. From there, they can move on to the Advanced Diagnostic for high-level, challenging sentence construction practice.

ELL Starter Diagnostic

Quill's ELL Starter Diagnostic is designed specifically for new English Language Learners seeking to build foundational grammar skills. The ELL Starter Diagnostic includes 65 recommended activities that directly correspond with 5 different packs. The ELL Starter Diagnostic includes instructions in Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese, Russian, Thai, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Dari (Eastern Farsi), Arabic, and Hindi to provide extra support for English Language Learners.

ELL Intermediate Diagnostic

The ELL Intermediate Diagnostic is designed for English Language Learning students who already have a foundation in English, and helps students practice basic skills with full-sentence practice. The ELL Intermediate Diagnostic includes instructions in Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese, Russian, Thai, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Dari (Eastern Farsi), Arabic, and Hindi to provide extra support for English Language Learners.

ELL Advanced Diagnostic

Quill's ELL Advanced Diagnostic is designed for English Language Learners who are comfortable with all of the skills in the ELL Starter Diagnostic and ELL Intermediate Diagnostic. The ELL Advanced Diagnostic includes instructions in Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Simplified), Japanese, Korean, Urdu, Tagalog (Filipino), Vietnamese, Russian, Thai, Ukrainian, Portuguese, Dari (Eastern Farsi), Arabic, and Hindi to provide extra support for English Language Learners.

**All Quill diagnostics will create a personalized learning plan for the students based on their performance on the diagnostic.**

Tools for Independent Practice

Quill Connect

Quill Connect guides students to combine multiple ideas into a single sentence, helping them to advance from writing fragmented and run-on sentences to forming complex and well-structured sentences. Learn more about Quill Connect here.

Quill Proofreader

Quill Proofreader teaches your students editing skills by having them proofread passages. Students edit passages and receive personalized exercises based on their results. Learn more about Quill Proofreader here.

Quill Grammar

Quill Grammar has over 150 activities to help your students practice basic grammar skills, from comma placement to parallel structure. Learn more about Quill Grammar here.

Quill Lessons

Quill Lessons enables teachers to lead whole-class and small group writing instruction. Teachers control interactive slides that contain writing prompts, and the entire class responds to each prompt. Each Quill Lessons activity provides a lesson plan, writing prompts, discussion topics, and a follow up independent practice activity.

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