Quill’s ELL (English Language Learner) content is now aligned to three ELL levels: ELL Level 1, 2, and 3.

These are the grammar concepts associated with each level:

Level 1: present tense conjugation, simple negation, plurals, simple adjectives, “a” vs. “an”, simple word order, yes/no questions with "to be", plural nouns, & listing adjectives

Level 2: “a” vs. “the”, possessives, simple past and future tenses, questions, subject-verb agreement, question word order, prepositions, negation, listing objects, & compound objects

Level 3: compound sentences, phrasal verbs, commonly confused words, & progressive and irregular tenses

Commonly-used ELL leveling systems like WIDA, CEFR, and ELA21 don’t typically outline grammar concepts in detail, so a direct alignment with a pre-made leveling system was not feasible. Therefore, we’ve decided to create Quill-specific levels that lightly align with WIDA placement levels 1, 2, and 3.

You know your students best, so we recommend using the grammar concepts listed above for each level to determine the best activities for your students. This alignment chart is just a starting point:

Quill ELL Levels

WIDA

ELPA21

New York (NYSESLAT)

ELL Level 1

PL1

Level 1

Entering

ELL Level 2

PL2

Level 2

Emerging

ELL Level 3

PL3

Level 3

Transitioning

Non-ELL Quill Content

PL4 - 6

Level 4 & 5

Expanding & Commanding

Quill ELL Levels

Texas (ELPS-TELPAS)

California English Language Development Standards

CEFR (The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

ELL Level 1

Beginning

Emerging

A1

ELL Level 2

Intermediate

Emerging or Expanding

A2

ELL Level 3

Intermediate or Advanced

Expanding

B1

Non-ELL Quill Content

Advanced & Advanced High

Bridging

B2-C2

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