IXL | Learn grade 5 English language arts (2024)

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IXL offers more than 100 grade 5 English language arts skills and games to explore and learn! Not sure where to start? Go to your personalized Recommendationswall to find a skill that looks interesting, or select a skillplan that aligns to your textbook, provincial curriculum, or standardized test.

Reading strategies Reading

Writing strategies Writing

Vocabulary Vocab

Grammar and mechanics Grammar

Reading strategies

A. Main idea

  1. 1

    Use key details to determine the main idea

  2. 2

    Determine the main idea of a passage

  3. 3

    Combine main ideas from two texts

B. Theme

  1. 1

    Determine the themes of short stories

C. Author's purpose and tone

  1. 1

    Identify the purpose of a text

  2. 2

    Which sentence is more formal?

D. Text structure

  1. 1

    Determine the order of events in informational texts

  2. 2

    Compare and contrast in informational texts

  3. 3

    Match causes and effects in informational texts

  4. 4

    Match problems with their solutions

  5. 5

    Identify text structures

E. Sensory details

  1. 1

    Sort sensory details

F. Literary devices

  1. 1

    Identify similes and metaphors

  2. 2

    Determine the meanings of similes and metaphors

  3. 3

    Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone

G. Point of view

  1. 1

    Compare and contrast points of view

H. Inference

  1. 1

    Use actions and dialogue to understand characters

  2. 2

    Compare and contrast characters

  3. 3

    Draw inferences from a text

I. Story elements

  1. 1

    Identify story elements

J. Visual elements

  1. 1

    Compare mythological illustrations

K. Literary texts: level 1

  1. 1

    Read fantasy with illustrations

  2. 2

    Read realistic fiction with illustrations

  3. 3

    Read historical fiction with illustrations

L. Literary texts: level 2

  1. 1

    Read realistic fiction

  2. 2

    Read historical fiction

  3. 3

    Read poetry

  4. 4

    Read drama

M. Informational texts: level 1

  1. 1

    Read about animals

  2. 2

    Read about art, music and traditions

  3. 3

    Read about famous places

  4. 4

    Read about sports and hobbies

N. Informational texts: level 2

  1. 1

    Read about famous people

  2. 2

    Read about business and technology

  3. 3

    Read about science and nature

  4. 4

    Read about history

Writing strategies

O. Organizing writing

  1. 1

    Put the sentences in order

  2. 3

    Choose the best transition

  3. 4

    Order items from most general to most specific

  4. 5

    Organize information by topic

  5. 6

    Remove the sentence that does not belong

P. Introductions and conclusions

  1. 1

    Choose the best topic sentence

  2. 2

    Choose the best concluding sentence

Q. Developing and supporting arguments

  1. 1

    Distinguish facts from opinions

  2. 2

    Identify an author's statement of opinion

  3. 3

    Choose reasons to support an opinion

  4. 4

    Identify supporting details in literary texts

  5. 5

    Identify supporting details in informational texts

R. Descriptive details

  1. 1

    Show character emotions and traits

  2. 2

    Revise the sentence using a stronger verb

S. Editing and revising

  1. 1

    Use the correct frequently confused word

  2. 2

    Correct errors with frequently confused words

T. Research skills

  1. 1

    Identify and correct plagiarism

Vocabulary

U. Prefixes and suffixes

  1. 1

    Words with pre-

  2. 2

    Words with re-

  3. 3

    Words with sub-

  4. 4

    Words with mis-

  5. 5

    Words with un-, dis-, in-, im- and non-

  6. 6

    Words with -ful

  7. 7

    Words with -less

  8. 8

    Words with -able and -ible

V. Greek and Latin roots

  1. 1

    Sort words by shared Greek or Latin roots

  2. 2

    Use Greek and Latin roots as clues to the meanings of words

  3. 3

    Use the meanings of words as clues to the meanings of Greek and Latin roots

  4. 4

    Use words as clues to the meanings of Greek and Latin roots

  5. 5

    Determine the meanings of Greek and Latin roots

  6. 6

    Determine the meanings of words with Greek and Latin roots

  7. 7

    Match words with Greek and Latin roots to their meanings

W. Categories

  1. 1

    Select the members of a group

  2. 2

    Select the words that don't belong

X. Synonyms and antonyms

  1. 1

    Choose the synonym

  2. 2

    Find synonyms in context

  3. 3

    Choose the antonym

  4. 4

    Find antonyms in context

Y. Analogies

  1. 1

    Analogies

Z. hom*ophones

  1. 1

    Use the correct hom*ophone

AA. Multiple-meaning words

  1. 1

    Which definition matches the sentence?

  2. 2

    Which sentence matches the definition?

BB. Idioms and adages

  1. 1

    Determine the meaning of idioms from context: set 1

  2. 2

    Identify the meaning of idioms and adages: set 1

  3. 3

    Determine the meaning of idioms from context: set 2

  4. 4

    Identify the meaning of idioms and adages: set 2

CC. Shades of meaning

  1. 1

    Describe the difference between related words

  2. 2

    Positive and negative connotation

DD. Context clues

  1. 1

    Find words using context

  2. 2

    Determine the meaning of words using synonyms in context

  3. 3

    Use context to identify the meaning of a word

  4. 4

    Determine the meaning of domain-specific words with pictures

EE. Reference skills

  1. 1

    Order alphabetically based on the first two letters

  2. 2

    Order alphabetically based on the first three letters

  3. 3

    Order alphabetically: challenge

  4. 4

    Use guide words

  5. 5

    Use dictionary entries

  6. 6

    Use dictionary definitions

  7. 7

    Use thesaurus entries

Grammar and mechanics

FF. Sentences, fragments and run-ons

  1. 1

    Is the sentence declarative, interrogative, imperative or exclamatory?

  2. 2

    Identify the complete subject or complete predicate of a sentence

  3. 3

    Identify the simple subject or predicate of a sentence

  4. 4

    Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?

  5. 5

    Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?

  6. 6

    Is it a complete sentence, a fragment or a run-on?

  7. 7

    Identify dependent and independent clauses

  8. 8

    Is the sentence simple or compound?

  9. 9

    Is the sentence simple, compound or complex?

  10. 10

    Order the words to create a sentence

GG. Nouns

  1. 1

    Identify nouns – with abstract nouns

  2. 2

    Identify common and proper nouns

  3. 3

    Form plurals of nouns ending in f, fe, o and y

  4. 4

    Form and use plurals of nouns ending in f, fe, o and y

  5. 5

    Form plurals: review

  6. 6

    Form and use plurals: review

  7. 7

    Identify plurals, singular possessives and plural possessives

  8. 8

    Form the singular or plural possessive

  9. 9

    Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns

HH. Pronouns

  1. 1

    Identify personal pronouns

  2. 2

    Choose between subject and object personal pronouns

  3. 3

    Replace the noun with a personal pronoun

  4. 4

    Compound subjects and objects with "I" and "me"

  5. 5

    Compound subjects and objects with personal pronouns

  6. 6

    Use possessive pronouns

  7. 7

    Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns

  8. 8

    Use reflexive pronouns

  9. 9

    Identify relative pronouns

  10. 10

    Use relative pronouns: who and whom

  11. 11

    Use relative pronouns: who, whom, whose, which and that

II. Verb types

  1. 1

    Identify main verbs and helping verbs

  2. 2

    What does the modal verb show?

  3. 3

    Use the correct modal verb

JJ. Subject-verb agreement

  1. 1

    Use the correct subject or verb

  2. 2

    Use the correct subject or verb – with compound subjects

KK. Verb tense

  1. 1

    Is the sentence in the past, present or future tense?

  2. 2

    Form and use the regular past tense

  3. 3

    Form and use the irregular past tense

  4. 4

    Form and use the simple past, present and future tense

  5. 5

    Correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense

  6. 6

    Use the progressive verb tenses

  7. 7

    Form the progressive verb tenses

  8. 8

    Choose between the past tense and past participle

  9. 9

    Use the perfect verb tenses

  10. 10

    Form the perfect verb tenses

LL. Adjectives and adverbs

  1. 1

    Identify adjectives

  2. 2

    Order adjectives

  3. 3

    Identify adverbs

  4. 4

    Use relative adverbs

  5. 5

    Choose between adjectives and adverbs

  6. 6

    Is the word an adjective or adverb?

  7. 7

    Use adjectives to compare

  8. 8

    Spell adjectives that compare

  9. 9

    Use adjectives with more and most

  10. 10

    Use adverbs to compare

MM. Prepositions

  1. 1

    Identify prepositions

  2. 2

    Identify prepositions and their objects

  3. 3

    Identify prepositional phrases

  4. 4

    Prepositions: review

NN. Conjunctions

  1. 1

    Identify coordinating conjunctions

  2. 2

    Identify subordinating conjunctions

  3. 3

    Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions

  4. 4

    Fill in the missing correlative conjunction

OO. Contractions

  1. 1

    Pronoun-verb contractions

  2. 2

    Contractions with "not"

PP. Commas

  1. 1

    Commas with direct addresses, introductory words and interjections

  2. 2

    Commas with compound and complex sentences

QQ. Capitalization

  1. 1

    Correct capitalization errors

  2. 2

    Capitalizing titles

RR. Formatting

  1. 1

    Formatting titles

  2. 2

    Formatting and capitalizing titles

  3. 3

    Punctuating dialogue

IXL | Learn grade 5 English language arts (2024)

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What is a 70 in IXL? ›

From 70-90, students are refining their skills and building from mid-level to high-level rigor questions. By the time a student reaches a SmartScore of 90, they have achieved “excellence” by showing they are consistently capable of working through high-rigor questions.

How do you find the mean of a Grade 5 IXL? ›

The mean is the average of the numbers. You find the mean by adding the numbers together and then dividing by the number of numbers in the group.

How to increase IXL score? ›

When your child gets a question wrong, their SmartScore will drop, and they will get easier questions. This gives them more time to solidify their knowledge! Your child can keep practicing to increase their score. If their goal is to reach 100, it's always possible!

How to master a skill in IXL? ›

A skill is mastered when the SmartScore reaches 100, but the number of questions it takes to master a skill varies with every student. To continuously motivate students, IXL recommends setting other practice milestones along the way to mastery. A score of 80 is proficient, and a score of 90 is considered excellent.

Is a 540 a good score in IXL? ›

Overall levels are provided to parents to help track student growth. The overall level comes in a score such as 540, which would mean the student has mastered 40% of grade 5 math skills. Normal year to year progress is 100 points.

Is 700 a good IXL score? ›

For example, a score of 650 indicates that the student has acquired about 50% of 6th-grade material, whereas a score of 700 indicates that the student is ready to learn 7th-grade material.

Is 500 a good IXL score? ›

Diagnostic scores on IXL correspond to grade levels. A score of 500 indicates readiness to begin working on 5th grade skills. As soon as a student has finished diagnosing, you'll have immediate insights waiting for you in IXL Analytics.

Are IXL scores accurate? ›

Validity research shows that IXL's Diagnostic is an accurate measure of student achievement and a strong predictor of performance on standardized assessments including NWEA MAP, Star, FAST/B.E.S.T., PSSA, and over a dozen other state assessments.

What grade level is 900 in IXL? ›

Grade level guide: 100 = 1st grade, 200 = 2nd grade, 300 = 3rd grade, 400 - 4th grade, 500 = 5th grade, 600 = 6th grade, 700 = 7th grade, 800 = 8th grade, and 900 = 9th grade. By clicking on the IXL image above or the word IXL, students will be forwarded to the log in page.

What's the most questions answered on IXL? ›

Learners have reached an incredible new milestone! Since 2007, students have collectively answered more than 100,000,000,000 questions on IXL. We'd like to extend a huge congratulations to each learner who contributed to this amazing feat!

Can teachers see what you do on IXL? ›

When students are working in IXL, you can track class activity as it happens! This report allows you to identify what students are working on and who may need additional support.

How to get the most out of IXL learning? ›

#1: Reach proficiency in more IXL skills to raise test scores. Aiming for goals that are specific and challenging, but attainable, leads to better outcomes. That's the idea behind Edwin Locke and Gary Latham's goal-setting theory, an influential psychological principle that informs IXL's usage guidelines.

What grade is 800 in IXL? ›

Grade level guide: 100 = 1st grade, 200 = 2nd grade, 300 = 3rd grade, 400 - 4th grade, 500 = 5th grade, 600 = 6th grade, 700 = 7th grade, 800 = 8th grade, and 900 = 9th grade. By clicking on the IXL image above or the word IXL, students will be forwarded to the log in page.

What grade is 1300 in IXL? ›

For example, a score of 350 indicates that a student understands about 50% of 3rd-grade material and a score of 400 indicates readiness to begin working on 4th-grade skills. These levels range from 0-1300, with 0-50 representing pre-K, 50-100 kindergarten, and 1300 representing the end of 12th grade.

What grade is 510 in IXL? ›

Diagnostic scores on IXL correspond to grade levels. A score of 500 indicates readiness to begin working on 5th grade skills. As soon as a student has finished diagnosing, you'll have immediate insights waiting for you in IXL Analytics.

What grade is F in IXL? ›

Fourth grade is displayed as Level F.

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