High schoolers can now join in on the fun of practicing English language arts on IXL, with the launch of our 9th and 10th grade skills! We’ve added hundreds of problems that teach students to use words accurately and precisely, questions that ask students to evaluate writing and make effective choices for meaning and style, and much more. Not sure where to start? Here are some highlights:
Fun pictures illustrate literal translations of misplaced modifiers, and help students understand the miscommunications that occur when words are modified incorrectly. This skill is also available for 7th-8th grade.
We’ve introduced our first sorting problem for language arts! This skill challenges students to use roots from words they already know to discover the meanings of unfamiliar words.
Students are tasked with using subtle context clues to determine the tone of passages, many of which are sourced from well-known fiction and nonfiction works. This skill teaches students how word choice can affect the interpretation of their writing.
This multi-part skill demonstrates how students’ writing choices – style, tone, word choice – will differ based on the audience they are writing for.
Other 9th and 10th grade skills we’ve added include:
- Replace words using a thesaurus
- Choose the word whose connotation and denotation best match the sentence
- Use dictionary entries to determine correct usage
- Which text is most formal?
- Use context to identify the meaning of a word
What do you think of these new skills? We’d love to hear your feedback!