Dear Students and Parents,

I am pleased to tell you that as part of this year’s language arts practice, we will be using IXL, a comprehensive learning program covering multiple skills—all of which are aligned to Florida Standards. One of the best things about IXL is that students can access it from home, so you have a chance to see the student’s progress.  Sometimes we will use the laptops in the classroom to access this program; on occasion I will ask the student to complete an activity as homework.

To use IXL for language arts on your home computer, please follow these easy steps:

1.Go to https://www.IXL.com/signin/bengamla

2.Enter the username and password (given to students in class and stapled to agenda if provided)

3.Click on language arts (at the top) and then “See all skills” at the grade level (usually 6th) I have assigned.

4.Select the specific skill assigned from the list of skills.

5.Respond to each prompt or question until the student has achieved a minimum of 80% proficiency.  The score for the assignment will reflect the level of proficiency earned.  Therefore the student may take ownership of his/her own grade.  
Note: Before using IXL for the first time this year, students will be prompted for a parent's email information.  Parents must validate student accounts before students are able to ccomplete the work.

IXL is designed to help each student learn at his or her own pace. The program is adaptive and will adjust based on the student’s demonstrated understanding of the material. All results will be saved; you can monitor progress at any time by clicking on the Analytics tab at the top of the page. For on-the-go practice, you can download IXL’s free tablet apps for iPad, Android, or Kindle and sign in with your username and password.
  

Parents and Students: Please read the letter sent home with your children on Thursday, 11/10 (attached below) regarding  procedural  changes, which begin  11/28.

Important Letter to Parents