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 recommended practice activities aligned to those surveys, and additional practice activities aligned to the same skills. For English 1, there are also 20 activities aligned to English 1 texts.
Pre-AP® Writing Skills Surveys
There are 2 skills surveys for Pre-AP® students on Quill, intended to be used in sequence. Pre-AP Writing Skills Survey 1 addresses the basics of sentence patterns, while Pre-AP Writing Skills Survey 2 engages with tools for sentence expansion. The skills featured as part of each survey are derived directly from the elements of grammar called out by the Pre-AP English High School Course Framework.
Recommended Practice Activities
After students complete a survey, Quill will automatically recommend (but not assign) a series of activity packs for each student based on their needs. Each pack contains 4 to 7 activities that each take about 10-15 minutes to complete, and provide scaffolded, sequenced practice on one of the skills addressed in the survey. You can assign all the activities with one click, or you can pick and choose, revisiting the recommendations page to assign more when you are ready. This article offers ideas for pacing the assignment of recommendations.
Additional Practice Activities
If your students need more opportunities to practice a skill after they have completed the recommended activities, you can assign additional activities: same skills, new content. Click here for a guide to assigning these packs!
Passage-Aligned Activities (only for English 1)
In addition to the writing skills surveys and recommended practice activities, there are also 20 sentence combining activities aligned to English 1 texts that are part of each unit’s instructional materials. These activities provide additional opportunities for students to practice their writing in context, combining sentences with a variety of skills and approaches that explore key ideas and themes from these texts. There are 5 of these passage-aligned activities per unit in the English 1 course. You will see links to these activities in the lessons in Pre-AP Classroom under "Partner Resources" (they'll be listed as "Quill Activity"). Click here to learn more about the passage-aligned activities.
Note: At this time, there are no sentence combining activities aligned to texts that are part of each unit’s instructional materials in Pre-AP English 2.
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