Quill.org Launches New Diagnostic & Sentence Combining Tools

Teaching writing can be a daunting task, especially when each student comes with a unique set of skills and varying strengths. That’s why Quill is excited to announce the launch of two new tools to help teachers identify and target the writing needs of each and every one of their students. Say hello to Quill Connect and Quill Diagnostic!

Quill Diagnostic consists of 22 questions and covers basic sentence structure skills such as correcting fragments, creating compound sentences, and writing with parallel structure. Once your students have completed the diagnostic, Quill will automatically create an individualized learning plan for each student. The learning plan recommends activities from our new sentence combining curriculum to help each student develop his or her areas of need.

With our new sentence combining tool, Quill Connect, students improve their sentence construction skills by combining short, simple sentences into more complex sentences. There are currently 6 new activity packs and 35 new activities.

Ready to give the new tools a try? You’ll find both Quill Diagnostic and Quill Connect in your Activity Planner. If you have any questions as you begin to explore the diagnostic and the sentence combining curriculum, please don’t hesitate to reach out at hello@quill.org.

See the Quill Diagnostic in Action

The diagnostic assesses students and then automatically builds a personalized learning plan for each student.
The diagnostic covers a number of critical sentence structure skills, such as fragments and run-on sentences. In this exercise, students transform a run-on sentence into a complete sentence.
Teachers see reports that state exactly which errors the students made.

Learn More About Quill Connect

Students practice writing complex sentences by joining ideas together. In this exercise, students write about Nelson Mandela. Quill then serves instant feedback and hints on the student writing. If students write a run-on sentence, the program recognizes it and serves feedback on it.
Students are provided with models to help them understand the concept at hand.
Teachers see reports that state exactly which errors the student made and which concepts the student mastered.
Use our new tools at Quill.org