Welcome, Amplify Reading families!
We’re excited to welcome you and your student to the Amplify Reading Caregiver Hub for the new school year, and to provide your student with exceptional learning opportunities through our program. We’ve assembled the following resources and guides to help you support your student and enable them to have the most productive experience with our platform throughout the year.
What is Amplify Reading?
Amplify Reading provides students with the opportunity to learn and practice literacy skills within an engaging story world that adapts to each of them as they move through the program. Your student can use Amplify Reading during school hours and independently at home.
Learn about Amplify Reading in middle school here.
What is my role in Amplify Reading?
Ensuring your student can log in independently
We recommend that caregivers assist students by helping them log in at home. Below, you’ll find a step-by-step video on how to log in to the program with the login information or QR code provided by your student’s teacher.
Note that students may log in via Clever or another platform. Reach out to your student’s teacher if you’re unsure or did not receive login information.
Watch the video below for an overview of how to get your elementary school student started with Amplify Reading:
- Practice logging in with your student consistently until they can log in independently.
- Keep their login information in a single place so they know where to go if they forget it!
Giving students the time and space to play independently
Amplify Reading is personalized to your student’s needs, so you do not need to assist them with their learning. Once they can log in, they’re ready to start using the program. Students will need headphones or to be in a quiet place when they play.
Some students will begin with a placement activity. Their answers help the Amplify Reading program match them to the best content and games for their reading skill levels. To ensure the most accurate placement, it is important that students complete each activity independently. If your student needs help understanding the instructions, it is always helpful to encourage your student to have fun and do their best!
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Joining in on the fun!
Each child in grades K–3 has a customizable companion called a Curioso. Print these Curioso Coloring Pages so your student can design their own!
Students in grades K–5 encounter eReader texts along their adaptive learning path. These texts give students the opportunity to transfer the skills they practice in the games to actual texts. Consider watching the following read-aloud videos with your student for some extra exposure to the texts and skill transfer activities, as well as opportunities for discussion.
Hedgehog and Fox — Fox keeps taunting Hedgehog, saying that he can beat him in a race. But Hedgehog may have a trick up his sleeve that Fox doesn’t know about…
Lifting Up the Sky—A Snohomish legend that explains how the constellations came to be in the sky.
The Best Present—Anjali and Anuj try to find mom the best birthday present while they’re at a baseball game. What will they choose?
The Big Ride—Rosa and her dad are about to go on a roller coaster, but Rosa is a little frightened. Will she enjoy it after all?
The Busy Wolf—The Big Bad Wolf wasn’t trying to be bad, he was just too busy! Join us in Bookerton to hear this spin on a classic fairy tale and engage with embedded skill practice and discussion prompts!
The Day They Became Americans—Three students who were born in different countries come together on a special day when they become American citizens.
We’re here to help you!
Have a question about Amplify Reading?
Visit our help library to search for articles with answers to your program questions.
For additional curriculum support, contact your student’s teacher.
Frequently asked questions for caregivers
How often should my student use Amplify Reading?
How can I help my student if they are struggling with a game?