Two New Tools to Enhance Students Writing

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March 10, 2017
Quill is a is a free, web-based tool that provides personalized, interactive writing and grammar activities. 'Students using Quill learn writing and grammar skills by writing sentences and proofreading passages. You can create a class in Quill and invite your student to join it using the generated code. Once they join it they will be able to access the worksheets you assign to them. Activity packs is another good feature  Quill .These are activities created in collaboration with teachers. Activity Packs are a simple way to assign a group of activities to students quickly. More time teaching, less time clicking.

Quill has recently launched a new diagnostic tool and sentence combining curriculum! Quill’s new diagnostic covers basic sentence structure skills such as correcting fragments, creating compound sentences, and writing with parallel structure. Once students have completed the diagnostic, Quill will automatically create an individualized learning plan for each student. The learning plan recommends up to ten hours of instruction.

In the  new sentence combining curriculum, students join kernel sentences together to form complex sentences. Quill then instantly serves targeted feedback based on the response, and students continually revise their work until they produce a strong sentence. This feedback loop helps students quickly build their writing skills.'

Watch the video below to learn more about the new  tools