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How does Quill align with Common Core Standards?
How does Quill align with Common Core Standards?

Learn about Quill's alignment to the Common Core State Standards.

Updated over a week ago

Most of Quill’s 800+ activities (with the exception of Quill Diagnostics) are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing in English Language Arts.

Finding activities by CCSS alignment

You can find activities aligned to a specific grade level in our activity library by using the CCSS Grade Level filter. This page lists the Quill activities that align with each grade level’s standards.

As the writing standards for tenth grade and up focus on students’ ability to write multi-paragraph compositions, and Quill’s tools focus on improving sentence-level writing, we do not have many activities that formally align with these grade bands. Keep in mind that teachers often find that their students benefit from an activity designated as aligned to a lower CCSS grade level.

The standards themselves state that "students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each year’s grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades." While a class of ninth-grade students may have been introduced to complex sentences as early as third grade, they may still benefit from an activity that gives them practice using subordinating conjunctions at the beginning of sentences, like this one.

Standards Report (Quill Premium)

Teachers with Quill Premium subscriptions have access to a dedicated Standards report that shows a student's proficiency on each standard that they have encountered on Quill. Learn more about the Standards report and activate your Quill Premium trial today to access this report!

Tip 💡 If you’re unsure about which activities you should assign to your students, our diagnostics and surveys provide individualized plans of recommended activities aligned to the skills with which students need practice for each student. Click here to learn more about the diagnostics and surveys available on Quill to discover gaps in students' writing.

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