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What content is available on Quill for Pre-AP® English 1 and 2?
What content is available on Quill for Pre-AP® English 1 and 2?

See a summary of Quill's Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey and the Quill Connect activities aligned with Pre-AP® English 1 and 2 curricula.

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For teachers looking for Pre-AP® content on Quill, we have multiple different options, all detailed below! There are 2 Pre-AP® Writing Skills Surveys, dozens of practice recommendation activities aligned to those Writing Skills Surveys, and additional practice activities aligned to the same writing skills assessed by those Writing Skills Surveys. In addition, there are also 20 activities aligned to Pre-AP® English 1 texts.

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Introduction video about Pre-AP® content on Quill

This video provides an overview of the Pre-AP® content that is available on Quill.


Pre-AP® Writing Skills Surveys

There are 2 Writing Skills Surveys for Pre-AP® students on Quill that are intended to be used in a sequence.

Pre-AP writing skills survey 1 and Pre-AP writing skills survey 2

The Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey 1 addresses the basics of sentence patterns, and the Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey 2 addresses tools for sentence expansion. The writing skills featured in each Writing Skills Survey are derived directly from the elements of grammar called out by the Pre-AP® English Course Guide.

To assign the Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey 1 and 2:

  • Navigate to the Assign Activities tab.

  • Click the Assess student writing with a diagnostic card.

  • Select the CollegeBoard filter.

On the assign activities tab, select assess student writing with a diagnostic, then select the writing skills survey you would like to assign.

  • Click the Select button for the Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey that you would like to assign.

Please see more information about the Pre-AP® Writing Skills Surveys in the video below.


Pre-AP® practice recommendation activities

After students complete a Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey, Quill will create a plan of practice recommendation activity packs for each student based on their performance on the Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey. Each practice recommendation activity pack contains 4 to 7 activities that each take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Furthermore, each practice recommendation activity pack provides scaffolded, sequenced practice for one of the writing skills assessed in the Writing Skills Survey.

Practice recommendations grid

Please see more information about the Pre-AP Writing Skills Survey 1 practice recommendation activities in the video below.

Please see more information about the Pre-AP Writing Skills Survey 2 practice recommendation activities in the video below.


Assign additional activities to practice Pre-AP® writing skills

If your students need more opportunities to practice a writing skill after they have completed the practice recommendation activities, you can assign additional activities that cover the same writing skills. You can assign activity packs aligned to the same writing skills assessed by the Pre-AP® Writing Skills Survey, or you can create and assign your own activity pack in the activity library.


Assign sentence-combining activities aligned to Pre-AP® English 1 texts

In addition to the Pre-AP® Writing Skills Surveys and practice recommendation activities, there are also 20 Quill Connect (sentence-combining) activities aligned to Pre-AP® English 1 texts. These activities provide additional opportunities for students to practice their writing in context, combining sentences using a variety of skills and approaches that explore key ideas and themes from these texts.

There are 20 custom sentence-combining activities that are aligned to Pre-AP English 1 texts

Please see more information about Quill's content for Pre-AP® English 1 in the video below.


Have more questions?

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