IXL | Learn grade 6 English language arts (2024)

IXL offers more than 100 grade 6 English language arts skills 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.

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Reading strategies Reading

Writing strategies Writing

Vocabulary Vocab

Grammar and mechanics Grammar

Reading strategies

A. Main idea

  1. 1

    Determine the main idea of a passage

B. Theme

  1. 1

    Match the quotations with their themes

  2. 2

    Determine the themes of short stories

C. Author's purpose and tone

  1. 1

    Which sentence is more formal?

  2. 2

    Compare passages for tone

  3. 3

    Identify the author's purpose

D. Point of view

  1. 1

    Determine the author's point of view

E. Text structure

  1. 1

    Compare and contrast in informational texts

  2. 2

    Match causes and effects in informational texts

  3. 3

    Match problems with their solutions

  4. 4

    Identify text structures

F. Literary devices

  1. 1

    Interpret figures of speech

  2. 2

    Classify figures of speech

  3. 3

    Analyze the effects of figures of speech on meaning and tone

G. Analyzing literature

  1. 1

    Analyze short stories

H. Analyzing informational texts

  1. 1

    Read and understand informational passages

  2. 2

    Trace an argument

I. Comparing texts

  1. 1

    Compare two texts with different genres

J. Visual elements

  1. 1

    Compare illustrations of literary and historical subjects

Writing strategies

K. Organizing writing

  1. 1

    Order topics from broadest to narrowest

  2. 2

    Organize information by topic

  3. 3

    Transitions with conjunctive adverbs

L. Developing and supporting arguments

  1. 1

    Distinguish facts from opinions

  2. 2

    Choose evidence to support a claim

  3. 3

    Identify supporting details in literary texts

  4. 4

    Identify supporting details in informational texts

  5. 5

    Identify counterclaims

M. Creative techniques

  1. 1

    Use personification

N. Editing and revising

  1. 1

    Use the correct frequently confused word

  2. 2

    Correct errors with frequently confused words

  3. 3

    Correct errors with signs

  4. 4

    Suggest appropriate revisions

Vocabulary

P. 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

Q. Greek and Latin roots

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Determine the meanings of Greek and Latin roots

  5. 5

    Determine the meanings of words with Greek and Latin roots

R. 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

S. hom*ophones

  1. 1

    Use the correct hom*ophone

  2. 2

    Which definition matches the sentence?

  3. 3

    Which sentence matches the definition?

T. 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

U. Shades of meaning

  1. 1

    Describe the difference between related words

  2. 2

    Positive and negative connotation

V. Analogies

  1. 1

    Analogies

  2. 2

    Analogies: challenge

W. Context clues

  1. 1

    Find words using context

  2. 2

    Determine the meaning of words using synonyms in context

  3. 3

    Determine the meaning of words using antonyms in context

  4. 4

    Use context to identify the meaning of a word

  5. 5

    Determine the meaning of domain-specific words with pictures

X. Reference skills

  1. 1

    Alphabetical order

  2. 2

    Use guide words

  3. 3

    Use dictionary entries

  4. 4

    Use dictionary definitions

  5. 5

    Use thesaurus entries

Grammar and mechanics

Y. 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 simple predicate of a sentence

  4. 4

    Identify the compound subject or compound predicate of a sentence

  5. 5

    Is it a complete sentence or a fragment?

  6. 6

    Is it a complete sentence or a run-on?

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

    Identify dependent and independent clauses

  9. 9

    Is the sentence simple, compound or complex?

Z. Nouns

  1. 1

    Identify common and proper nouns

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Form plurals: review

  5. 5

    Form and use plurals: review

  6. 6

    Identify plurals, singular possessives and plural possessives

  7. 7

    Form the singular or plural possessive

  8. 8

    Identify and correct errors with plural and possessive nouns

AA. Pronouns and antecedents

  1. 1

    Identify pronouns and their antecedents

  2. 2

    Use the pronoun that agrees with the antecedent

  3. 3

    Identify vague pronoun references

  4. 4

    Identify all of the possible antecedents

  5. 5

    Correct inappropriate shifts in pronoun number and person

BB. Pronoun types

  1. 1

    Choose between subject and object pronouns

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    Compound subjects and objects with pronouns

  4. 4

    Use possessive pronouns

  5. 5

    Choose between personal and reflexive pronouns

  6. 6

    Use reflexive pronouns

  7. 7

    Is the pronoun reflexive or intensive?

  8. 8

    Identify relative pronouns

  9. 9

    Use relative pronouns: who and whom

  10. 10

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

CC. Verb types

  1. 1

    Identify main verbs and helping verbs

  2. 2

    Identify transitive and intransitive verbs

  3. 3

    Identify linking verbs, predicate adjectives and predicate nouns

  4. 4

    What does the modal verb show?

  5. 5

    Use the correct modal verb

DD. Subject-verb agreement

  1. 1

    Use the correct subject or verb

  2. 2

    Use the correct verb – with compound subjects

EE. Verb tense

  1. 1

    Irregular past tense: review

  2. 2

    Simple past, present and future tense: review

  3. 3

    Correct inappropriate shifts in verb tense

  4. 4

    Use the progressive verb tenses

  5. 5

    Form the progressive verb tenses

  6. 6

    Choose between the past tense and past participle

  7. 7

    Use the perfect verb tenses

  8. 8

    Form the perfect verb tenses

FF. 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

    Form and use comparative and superlative adjectives

  8. 8

    Good, better, best, bad, worse and worst

  9. 9

    Form and use comparative and superlative adverbs

  10. 10

    Well, better, best, badly, worse and worst

GG. Prepositions

  1. 1

    Identify prepositions

  2. 2

    Identify prepositions and their objects

  3. 3

    Identify prepositional phrases

  4. 4

    Prepositions: review

HH. Conjunctions

  1. 1

    Use coordinating conjunctions

  2. 2

    Identify coordinating conjunctions

  3. 3

    Identify subordinating conjunctions

  4. 4

    Use the correct pair of correlative conjunctions

  5. 5

    Fill in the missing correlative conjunction

II. Contractions

  1. 1

    Pronoun-verb contractions

  2. 2

    Contractions with "not"

JJ. Punctuation

  1. 1

    Commas with compound and complex sentences

  2. 2

    Commas with direct addresses, introductory words, interjections and interrupters

  3. 3

    Commas with coordinate adjectives

  4. 4

    What does the punctuation suggest?

  5. 5

    Commas with nonrestrictive elements

  6. 6

    Use dashes

KK. Capitalization

  1. 1

    Correct capitalization errors

  2. 2

    Capitalizing titles

LL. Formatting

  1. 1

    Formatting titles

  2. 2

    Formatting and capitalizing titles: review

  3. 3

    Formatting quotations and dialogue

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