Teacher Review for IXL

IXL for ELL's

Christina L.
Classroom teacher
Lenoir City Middle School
Lenoir City, United States
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My Subjects English-Language Learning
My Rating
Learning Scores
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Knowledge gain
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Special needs
How I Use It
Our students use IXL as extra practice in the classroom and teachers assign lessons as weekly homework. Students have a week to finish assignments and then teachers will take summative grades on certain lessons. In the classroom, the teacher will teach the whole group lesson and then give IXL for individual practice. The students love working out the problems with an Expo marker directly on the desk. They also love raising their scores- they compete and push each other to get higher scores!
My Take
I really like this tool and my EL's do too! This is used with first and second year English learners and they are having success! It gives them practice with the math and how to hone the skills. I also use this with my own children and I have watched my daughter have success. She enjoys working her way toward a badge and likes working on the computer versus a worksheet. I like it because it gives an explanation of how to work the problem correctly!