New year, new skills for ELA and math!

January 9, 2019


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Kick off a new year of learning with new IXL skills for language arts and math! We’ve added skills to help young readers master the written word and refined our coverage of key skills in math. Read on for more on the latest additions to our curriculum, then visit IXL to dive in!







New English language arts skills

Our latest release features 20 new skills for Grade 3, which expand our coverage of Reading Strategies and Writing Strategies. See some examples below, then check out the new skills on IXL!

Add descriptive details to sentences

In this skill, students practice making sentences more informative and evocative by adding descriptive details to match a fun picture.

Draw inferences from a text

With this skill, students draw inferences from short narrative scenes. This targeted practice will help students comprehend, make predictions about, and analyze longer literary works.


New math skills

In grade 3, we refined our coverage of the relationship between area and perimeter by breaking down an existing skill into two separate skills. For grades 1-5, we’ve strengthened our coverage of mean, median, mode, and range by splitting these concepts into separate skills. Visit IXL to try them out!

Which new IXL skill are you going to try first? Share with us in the comments below!


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All Comments (6)

Phillip January 12, 2019 at 7:49 am

I would like to try new critical thinking and following directions, and reading skills


The IXL Team January 14, 2019 at 10:51 am

Hi there — That’s great to hear! You can explore all our skills by topic at If you have a specific request for new content you’d like to see, we’d love to hear it – feel free to fill out our form at!


Herman L Bentley January 26, 2019 at 9:06 am

I would like to sign up for help for my daughter


The IXL Team January 28, 2019 at 11:02 am

Hi there — Great! You can learn more and sign up at If you have any questions, please reach out to our Family Memberships team at!


Susan katt January 30, 2019 at 10:31 am

I would like to see fiction and nonfiction passages added to 2nd grade.


The IXL Team January 30, 2019 at 4:36 pm

Hi Susan — There are informational passages as well as short fiction stories included in many of our Reading Strategies Skills! (Find them here: If you have additional feedback or specific curriculum requests, you can share with us here:


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