lesson plans

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

November 9, 2018

·

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.

Read more

Mastering the Multi-Grade Classroom with IXL

A Case Study of Freeman Academy in Freeman, South Dakota

June 18, 2018

·

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.

Read more

Out of This World: Free Space Travel Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

May 18, 2017

·

In the Classroom
Out of This World: Free Space Travel Lesson Plan for Grades 6-8

Are you still over the moon about the recent news that NASA has scoped out the largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around a single star? Good news! You can celebrate this momentous discovery with a free space travel lesson plan for grades 6-8, created by Kelly Oh, an IXL Professional Learning Specialist. Read on for more details and to download the lesson.

Read more

Spring into Ecosystems with a Free Lesson Plan for 6th Grade

March 20, 2017

·

In the Classroom
Spring into Ecosystems with a Free Lesson Plan for 6th Grade

Spring has officially sprung, so it’s the perfect season for some ecology-themed science lessons! Today, we’re bringing you a free lesson plan on ecosystems for 6th grade. Keep reading to get the details and download the lesson.

Read more

Celebrate Pi Day with IXL!

A free download with activities to help your class master circles

March 10, 2017

·

In the Classroom
Celebrate Pi Day with IXL!

The most irrational day of the year is fast approaching and we have lots of ideas for how you can celebrate 3/14 with your class. We’re sharing activities for all grades that will help your students solidify their circle knowledge. Read on to get the details and to download the free lesson plan!

Read more

Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

Free downloads for parents and teachers to make the most of time off

December 21, 2016

·

At Home, In the Classroom
Maintain momentum during school breaks with IXL

As you count down the days until break begins, we’ve rounded up some ways you can use IXL to keep students’ skills sharp during their time off. Read on to download our two free guides for parents and teachers.

Read more

Cultural Celebration Activities for Your Classroom

December 7, 2016

·

In the Classroom
Cultural Celebration Activities for Your Classroom

The winter season is filled with opportunities to learn about cultural celebrations and bring some festive fun into your classroom. Whether you’re looking for lesson plan inspiration or holiday games and crafts, here’s a roundup of ideas for a full month of learning.

Read more

NaNoWriMo Inspiration for Your Classroom

November 1, 2016

·

In the Classroom
NaNoWriMo Inspiration for Your Classroom

Are you a fan of National Novel Writing Month? Dedicated to the novel writing process and all things literary, this program can help hone writing skills, encourage creativity, and introduce students to the fun of long-form publishing. Whether your class is ready to write full novels or you’d just like to incorporate the NaNoWriMo spirit into your lessons, read on for some ideas to get started.

Read more

Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

October 26, 2016

·

In the Classroom
Democracy in Action: Free Election Lesson Plans for Grades 2-5

As November 8th approaches, now is the perfect time to teach students about the election process and how the U.S. government works. Bobbi Bear, an IXL Professional Learning Specialist, has put together two mini lesson plans for grades 2-5, available for download here!

Read more

Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

Develop more reflective students with these downloadable resources for grades 2–5.

October 17, 2016

·

In the Classroom
Free IXL Feedback Organizers for Math, ELA, Science & Social Studies

We’re often told to learn from our mistakes, but it’s a hard lesson to absorb, especially for students. Despite reminders to read the feedback on their tests and assignments, students frequently zero in on the grade or plunge ahead to the next task. So to help develop reflective students, we’ve put together some downloadable resources that will help students get the most from their IXL practice.

Read more