language arts

National Poetry Month: Free ELA Lesson Plans for Grades 3-8, 9-12

grades 3-8, grades 9-12

March 20, 2019

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In the Classroom
National Poetry Month: Free ELA Lesson Plans for Grades 3-8, 9-12

Ready to get poetic? We’ve created a free lesson plan for grades 3-8 and 9-12 just in time for National Poetry Month! Read on for more on our ode to poetry and to download the lesson!

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Enter the 2019 IXL Spring Learning Showdown!

March 13, 2019

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In the Classroom
Enter the 2019 IXL Spring Learning Showdown!

Spring is in the air, which means it’s time for IXL’s annual Spring Learning Showdown! Encourage a month of learning by challenging your class to answer as many questions as they can for the chance to win a pizza party. The contest kicks off on April 1!

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Learning activities Inspired by Social Media

January 11, 2019

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In the Classroom
Learning activities Inspired by Social Media

You’ll “like” this: social media can inspire creative classroom activities! From imagining historical tweets to documenting Snapchat-worthy science, these ideas take advantage of students’ familiarity with social platforms and solidify learning in a fresh and fun way.

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New year, new skills for ELA and math!

January 9, 2019

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
New year, new skills for ELA and math!

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!

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What’s the Main Idea: Free ELA Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

November 9, 2018

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In the Classroom
What’s the Main Idea: Free ELA Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

Need some lesson plan inspiration to get you to winter break? Want to expand your cache of ELA lesson plans? We have you covered! We’ve put together a free 3rd-6th grade lesson plan that will help students understand the concepts of main ideas and supporting details. Read on to get the details and download the lesson.

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New social studies and science skills just in time for fall!

Plus, enhanced skills in math and language arts

September 25, 2018

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
New social studies and science skills just in time for fall!

We’re continually working to expand our skill offerings to make IXL’s curriculum the best it can be! This week, we’ve added new social studies and science skills for middle school. We’ve also strengthened key skills in math and language arts for grades 4-6. Continue reading to sample the new content then head to IXL to try out the new skills yourself!

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Back to school is here, along with new ELA and social studies skills!

Plus, a new math skill update

August 21, 2018

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Back to school is here, along with new ELA and social studies skills!

Brush up on some new skills this back to school season with our latest additions in elementary school language arts and math, and middle school social studies! Continue reading to learn more about our newest skills, then head to IXL to try them out yourself.

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Spark your interest in science with new skills from IXL!

Plus, introducing new phonics skills for each international edition of ELA

June 19, 2018

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Spark your interest in science with new skills from IXL!

Exciting news for science lovers: new middle school science skills are now available on IXL! And for our global users, we’ve released new phonics skills for each international edition of ELA. Continue reading to learn more about the new skills, then head to IXL to try them out yourself!

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Mastering the Multi-Grade Classroom with IXL

A Case Study of Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota

June 18, 2018

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In the Classroom
Mastering the Multi-Grade Classroom with IXL

Karla Rupp, an elementary teacher at Freeman Academy, faced a challenge in effectively teaching her multi-grade classroom. She wanted to meet the needs of her first, second, and third graders, but it was difficult to cover all of their curriculum while still meeting each student’s individual needs. Her solution was IXL, which allowed her to differentiate instruction and navigate a myriad of standards – and, within months, Karla’s students were thriving and showed considerable academic growth.

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Make a Great Summer Reading List!

Use IXL’s Continuous Diagnostic to find the perfect books for you.

June 8, 2018

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At Home, In the Classroom
Make a Great Summer Reading List!

You may have heard that we recently added English Language Arts to our Continuous Diagnostic, giving students the power to pinpoint their current learning levels in four key strands: Reading Strategies, Vocabulary, Writing Strategies, and Grammar & Mechanics.

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