WHO: Teachers looking for an easy-to-use tool to help students become better writers.
HOW: Head over to https://www.quill.org/, sign-up as an educator using Google, Clever, or manual entry, and get started. Teachers can import classes from Google Classroom or create their own in the system. Once a class is in place, a diagnostic test can be assigned. Information from this assessment will give recommendations on activities for each student. There are four main options for student use in Quill:
Connect – Practice combining fragments into complex and well-structured sentences.
Diagnostic – Allows teachers to find out where students need to focus.
Proofreader – Students learn editing skills. Passages are supplied with errors allowing students to practice grammar.
Grammar – Sentence writing activities for students to practice grammar.
WHEN: The majority of these activities are 5-10 min so they function well as bell-ringers or closing reinforcements. These could also be used for enrichment work for students to extend their learning when they have finished regular classwork.