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How to Keep Parents Connected With IXL Using Reports

November 17, 2014 At Home
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Teachers: Why wait until the next report card to let parents know how their students are performing in math and language arts? IXL’s reports provide a wealth of information that parents will find incredibly useful. Keep reading to learn how to share the power of IXL reporting with parents! Updating parents on their child’s performance is …

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IXL Language Arts Now Available on iPad!

October 30, 2014 At Home
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Great news for budding word wizards and grammar gurus – language arts for grades 2-8 is now available on the IXL iPad app! Just download the IXL app from the iTunes store, or update your existing app to the latest version, and start practicing vocabulary and grammar on-the-go. This latest update arrives just in time for …

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Tackle precalculus with IXL

Plus, new math skills for all grade levels

October 20, 2014 At Home
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Precalculus. For many high school students, it’s an intimidating subject to learn. However, a strong foundation in precalculus—which reinforces and builds upon algebra, trigonometry, and other mathematical concepts—prepares students for college and career success. IXL wants to help students feel comfortable with these challenging, higher-order math skills, so we’ve recently expanded our content to include precalculus. …

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3 Middle School Language Arts Skills to Try This Fall

October 13, 2014 At Home
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The school year is in full swing, and we hope yours is off to a great start! Here at IXL, we’ve been working on expanding our language arts program to include more grade levels. Our most recent additions are 7th and 8th grade skills, which bring writing and reading comprehension to life. If you haven’t already …

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New this summer!

August 25, 2014 At Home
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We’ve got some exciting new tools coming out on IXL in just a few weeks, but here’s what we’ve already launched in time for the new school year! ELA for 7th and 8th grades: Our newest language arts skills are our best yet—featuring multi-part questions, interactive elements, and sophisticated content like interpreting context clues and figurative …

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6 Parent Blogs to Watch

October 29, 2013 At Home
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Blogs have become one of the most powerful ways for parents to share and connect with one another online. Whether you’re looking for information, entertainment, or a little bit of both, here are some of our favorite parent blogs to follow. 1. Most likely to inspire you: Enjoying the Small Things – With a knack for writing and an eye for photography, Kelle Hampton blogs about loving and living with five kids in Naples, FL. She writes with honesty and optimism on everything from DIY holiday crafts to raising a daughter with special needs.

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5 Tricks to a Safe and Spooky Halloween

October 8, 2013 At Home
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Parents, don’t let Halloween sneak up on you…Avoid the last-minute costume panic and start planning ahead now with these helpful resources! 1. It’s All About the Outfit – What is Halloween all about, if not finding the perfect costume? Spoonful.com offers a wide selection of costumes ideas for girls and boy, from silly to spooky. 2. To Wear or Not to Wear? – It’s safe to say that many of the costumes marketed to young women today aren’t exactly parent-approved. Are they cause for concern, or something to simply put up with for one night a year? This article from Huffington Post explores both sides of the issue. 3. Skip the Sugar Rush – Do your kids bring Halloween candy home by the pillowcase? Avoid the negative effects of too much sugar with these smart tips.

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IXL Math Graduates to High School

October 3, 2013 At Home
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You’re probably familiar with our elementary and middle school math content, but did you know IXL is taking on high school? Students who practice Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 skills on IXL will encounter not only more complex subject matter but also more sophisticated problem types to keep them challenged and engaged in learning.

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5 Festive Activities for Fall

September 24, 2013 At Home
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Can you smell the freshly-baked pumpkin bread? Fall is officially here! Share the wonders of this magical season with your students or children. Here are some ideas to get you started: 1. Discover the science behind fall foliage – The warm colors of autumn never fail to delight us, but why do they occur? This science lesson explains how and why leaves change color in the fall and includes four fun activities for students to complete, including a plant-themed word scramble and an experiment that separates colors in a leaf using chromatography.

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Language Arts Resources for Parents

September 10, 2013 At Home
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It’s no secret that good communication and comprehension skills—reading, writing, listening, and speaking—are essential for students’ success in school and in life. That’s why we’ve put together a list of resources to help you support your child’s development in language arts, from things to avoid when working with a young reader to tips for guiding your teen through a writing assignment. 1. Encourage emerging readers.

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