language arts

Enter the 2018 IXL Spring Learning Showdown!

March 12, 2018

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In the Classroom
Enter the 2018 IXL Spring Learning Showdown!

Get ready to bloom! IXL’s annual Spring Learning Showdown kicks off on April 1. 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!

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Attention history buffs: new social studies skills available!

Plus, new language arts skills offer comprehensive literacy support

February 12, 2018

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Attention history buffs: new social studies skills available!

We’ve got a Valentine’s Day treat just for you: we’ve added new middle school social studies skills and we’ve expanded our reading comprehension coverage for grade 2 and high school. Continue reading to preview the new skills, then head to IXL to try them out yourself!

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Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

Plus, new language arts and Spanish skills

November 14, 2017

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Calling all science lovers: new science skills available!

We’ve just expanded our science offerings with a variety of new skills for elementary and middle school! This content places an emphasis on exploring science in the real world. Topics include ecology, genetics, engineering-design, chemical models, and more. Keep reading for a sampling of the new content, then try out these new skills on IXL!

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Introducing ELA Recommendations!

There’s a new way to explore IXL

October 31, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Introducing ELA Recommendations!

IXL Recommendations are now available for language arts! Just like our math recommendations, this personalized feature suggests skills for students to learn in order to target their trouble spots, challenge themselves, and explore new topics. It’s a brand new way for students to explore our language arts offerings and take ownership of their learning—and we can’t wait for you to try it!

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Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

A case study of Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School in Charleston, South Carolina

September 18, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
Closing the Confidence Gap and Building Skills in ELA and Social Studies

How do you close the confidence gap for disadvantaged students? For Kathy Dizon’s 6th grade class, IXL was the key to accelerating academic achievement and boosting motivation. An inner city, Title I school in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, Sanders-Clyde Creative Arts School serves a diverse population with 88% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. In Kathy’s class, many students started the year significantly behind grade level. She turned to IXL Language Arts and IXL Social Studies to help them catch up.

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A Year with IXL: Voices Academies Final Takeaways

Students, teachers, and the principal reflect on the year’s successes

September 11, 2017

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In the Classroom, For Admins
A Year with IXL: Voices Academies Final Takeaways

Voices Academies, a K-8 charter school in San Jose, has recently completed its first year with IXL! Keep reading to hear about how IXL has made a difference in its classrooms—or check out the video series about their journey here.

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Head back to school with brand new phonics and reading comprehension skills!

Plus, new science and social studies skills

August 22, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Head back to school with brand new phonics and reading comprehension skills!

We’ve got lots of new skills to help you get this school year started on the right foot! We’ve just added phonics for grade 2 and reading comprehension for middle school, as well as brand new science and social studies skills. Find all the details on our latest release below, then head to IXL to start practicing!

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Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Students in grades PK–1 and 9–12 can now earn prizes for their practice.

July 26, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Language Arts Awards for All Grades Are Here!

Exciting news: we’ve recently expanded our language arts awards to our youngest learners and to high schoolers! We know how much students love receiving recognition for all of their hard work, and now, they’ll win fun, colorful prizes for all their accomplishments on IXL. Keep reading to get a peek at the new awards, then check them out on IXL.

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Listen up! New social studies skills and expanded audio for language arts

July 6, 2017

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At Home, In the Classroom, For Admins
Listen up! New social studies skills and expanded audio for language arts

We’ve got a summer treat for you: we’ve just added new social studies skills and we’ve expanded the audio for our language arts skills up to 5th grade! Check out the details of these new features below, then try them for yourself at ixl.com.

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Three Ways to Stay on Top of Summer Reading

June 21, 2017

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At Home
Three Ways to Stay on Top of Summer Reading

You’ve probably heard that summer reading assignments are important and keep your child from falling behind before the next school year. However, you probably also know how hard it is to remember to read without the structure of school, especially when there are road trips and summer camps to be had. It’s possible to find a good balance though–here are some ways to keep track of your child’s summer reading, make it more enjoyable, and be prepared for the next school year.

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