Teacher Review for Quill

Great resource for grammar, typing, and spelling.

Allison C.
Classroom teacher
Hannah Senesh Community Day School
Brooklyn, United States
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My Grades 7
My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I use this product to first gain a general understanding of my students' skills in grammar. Upon examining the diagnostic results, I can then fine tune future lessons and assign individualized content. For example, there is a different diagnostic for ELL learners, as well as leveled diagnostics for beginner, intermediate, and advanced. On a weekly basis, students have a different set of 5-6 exercises that they complete for the week. They complete this for homework or during times when they have finished classwork activities.
My Take
Overall, I have enjoyed using Quill. One particular aspect that is important to me is that students don't simply select and click on answers; they must retype sentences, filling in the correct answer. This element, in my opinion, is crucial to deeper learning, as students have to reconstruct sentences themselves, simultaneously checking for spelling, spacing, and punctuation. Though this can be frustrating for some students (the program will say, "Check your spelling"), it's a helpful exercise for students to take a deep breath and try to reexamine their answers in a more precise way.