For the first time ever, video tutorials are now available for nearly half of IXL’s pre-K and kindergarten English language arts skills! Building on the popularity of IXL’s math tutorials, these playful, expert-led videos feature Wyzant instructors that help students master essential reading skills.
From phonological awareness to decoding, IXL’s ELA video tutorials are easy to access, engaging, and perfect for every mode of learning, including whole-class instruction and at-home learning. Plus, IXL’s video tutorials directly align with Science of Reading principles, so you can be confident your learners are building a strong foundation for literacy!
Easy-to-access video lessons
When working on a skill, students can click the “Watch a video” button at the top of the page to learn more about a concept!
Choose a sample skill below to watch the accompanying tutorial.
- Identify the first, second, and last sound in a word (B2Y)
- Read sight words set 2: are, green, on, please, they (YP6)
With tutorials that perfectly match the exact concepts within the skill, teachers and students have immediate access to targeted instructional resources. That means there’s less time spent searching for resources, and more time focused on learning the topic at hand!
Engage multiple modes and senses to build reading skills
Early learners require visual and audio components to learn how to read effectively. IXL’s ELA video tutorials present foundational reading concepts using easy-to-read text, engaging audio, and colorful images.
In many videos, Wyzant tutors will match sounds with mouth movements to reinforce vowel and consonant sounds. In others, letters and words are highlighted as they’re pronounced to strengthen letter-sound correspondence.
The best part? Learners can replay videos whenever they want, providing just enough repetition and exposure to confidently master sounds, words, and sentences.
Strengthen intervention in the classroom and at home
IXL’s ELA video tutorials offer early learners immediate guidance, so students can work through reading roadblocks as soon as they appear. This is valuable when students are working independently in any setting.
In the classroom, video tutorials are also effective for whole-class or small-group instruction! Use them to introduce new concepts or to review skills at the end of a chapter. Like IXL’s many instructional resources, video tutorials are flexible tools that you can use to fit a variety of teaching methods and learning formats.
At home, parents can use tutorials to bolster at-home support. Since video tutorials are targeted and expert-led, they can feel confident knowing that explanations are effective and align with the exact skill their child is working on.