Quill’s ELL (English Language Learner) content is now aligned to three ELL levels: ELL Starter, ELL Intermediate, and ELL Advanced.

These are the grammar concepts associated with each level:

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

ELL Intermediate: “a” vs. “the”, possessives, simple future tenses, questions, subject-verb agreement, question word order, prepositions, negating future tense, listing objects, & compound objects

ELL Advanced: compound sentences, phrasal verbs, regular and irregular past tenses, commonly confused words, more prepositions, responding to questions, & 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 Starter

PL1

Level 1

Entering

ELL Intermediate

PL2

Level 2

Emerging

ELL Advanced

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 Starter

Beginning

Emerging

A1

ELL Intermediate

Intermediate

Emerging or Expanding

A2

ELL Advanced

Intermediate or Advanced

Expanding

B1

Non-ELL Quill Content

Advanced & Advanced High

Bridging

B2-C2

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