language arts

5 Ways to Keep Students Learning this Summer

May 15, 2019

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In the Classroom
5 Ways to Keep Students Learning this Summer

The summer is a time for students to celebrate their accomplishments and rest up for the year ahead. But even though the school bells have stopped ringing, students can continue learning all summer long! Read on for some fun ways to keep your students learning over the summer so that they return to school ready to take on the new year.

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019 Winners

May 6, 2019

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019 Winners

What an April! Our Spring Learning Showdown has wrapped up and this was definitely a big month for learning. More than 18,000 classrooms participated in this year’s contest, and so much was accomplished! And now, it’s time to reveal this year’s winners:

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Enter IXL’s 2019 Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

April 29, 2019

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At Home
Enter IXL's 2019 Study in the Sun Summer Contest!

Here’s an exciting summer forecast: IXL’s Study in the Sun Contest is almost here! This annual showdown is a fun way to make sure summer break doesn’t include a break from learning. Dive in, challenge yourself, and be one of the winners to receive an awesome prize: an iPad mini!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019: Leaderboard Update #2

April 18, 2019

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In the Classroom
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019: Leaderboard Update #2

The Spring Showdown is in full swing and we continue to be amazed by all your hard work! Without further ado, here is our second leaderboard update, with the top 20 classes in each grade band*. Word to the wise: this is your last chance to check out the standings before the competition ends on April 30!

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IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019: Leaderboard Update #1

April 12, 2019

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At Home
IXL Spring Learning Showdown 2019: Leaderboard Update #1

This year’s Spring Learning Showdown is in full swing and we’re over the moon about all your hard work! As promised, we’ve got the first update on who’s currently in the lead, with the top 20 classes in each grade band*. Remember, there’s still time to answer questions, master skills (at least 3 per student!), and win that pizza party.

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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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