March 23, 2022 | Kate Streelman
What is IXL?
IXL is an iPad app we use in first grade to support our language arts and math instruction. Our math curriculum partners with IXL to have specific activities for students based on each days lesson. The language arts content is extensive, covering everything from phonics, to reading strategies, to grammar!
When do we use IXL?
In first grade, IXL can be used during math working time to support the lesson of the day. It is used during reading groups and phonics lessons to reinforce concepts. It is even used during DEAR time to practice skills (when we have iPad passes!)
Why do we love IXL?
“You can earn badges and prizes for doing it!” -Zuriel, Weaver, and Ricky
There are a variety of ways to earn badges: number of questions answered, time spent, skills mastered, and so much more!
“It really helps me get more things into my brain so I can get better at math.” – Alex
“If you finish language arts, there’s always another level and it helps me learn stuff, gives you levels, tells you the time and how much you got right. It helps you learn and gives you prizes!” -Michelle