Updated May 2014

IXL: Language arts -- Fourth-grade skills

Great adaptive grammar study could use extensions for actual writing

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  • English Language Arts
  • English Language Learning

  • Character & SEL
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IXL's adaptive features make it especially suited for independent practice and differentiation (although skills and concepts are limited to a fourth-grade level). Exercises could be completed either during class or as homework. If used in school, consider having students work as partners, so they'll have opportunities to discuss the exercises and concepts. This could be especially helpful for any ELL or special-needs students, as they could be paired with a more capable peer.

To make the most of these fourth-grade grammar lessons, consider pairing specific exercises from IXL with an authentic writing assignment of your own. As grammar is best learned in context, students will be able to practice and reinforce new skills but also transfer and apply them to their own writing.

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