Exciting updates are coming for Amplify Texas ELAR 6–8!

Amplify Texas ELAR 6–8 is launching several new and exciting features as educators return to school this year. These updates will streamline the program, enhance digital experiences, and support teachers’ efforts to deliver the rigorous and riveting language arts curriculum students deserve.

Amplify ELA new features

Unified Educator Home and navigation

Amplify Texas ELAR 6–8 educators will have Homes as their landing space after logging into the program. Educator Home will allow easy navigation to what educators need each day. Teachers will see targeted recommendations and their class activity to help them make decisions about where to go and what to do within the program. On Educator Home, administrators will have direct access to all the products that their school/district uses, Admin Portal to set up their districts/schools, and Admin Reports to view data. 

Canvas integration

All Amplify Texas ELAR 6–8 users who use Canvas will have the option to set up an integration with us so that teachers can send grades directly from Classwork to their gradebooks in Canvas with the push of a button! This exciting new update saves teachers time and helps them avoid manual work.

Updated reporting features

We’re making multiple improvements to the tools and functionality used in Amplify Texas ELAR 6–8 data and reporting:

  • Assessment reports will now show scores color-coded by performance level, making it easier to interpret assessment scores.
  • New Exit Ticket reports allow teachers to track Exit Ticket data across units.
  • Teachers will be able to send students their Automated Writing Evaluation (AWE) scores.
Amplify ELA Exit Ticket reporting
Amplify ELA sharing AWE scores with students

Customizable Amplify Library book list

District administrators can now choose which of the 700+ titles in the Amplify digital library students will have access to in their book lists. They will also have access to Amplify’s Independent Reading Guide, a document that gives teachers strategies for implementing independent reading in the classroom. The Guide also provides tips for modifying independent reading for multilingual learners and students reading below grade level, while going over various instructional activities. 

Amplify Library customization

New ways to engage with Amplify ELA

Two new Text Analysis Modules on rhetorical appeals and logical reasoning are coming to your Amplify ELAR 6–8 experience! Designed to be used in any grade, the Text Analysis Modules are aligned to key concepts in lessons, including theme, structure, rhetoric, literary elements, narrative point of view, and central idea.

Additionally, Flex Days will now feature a Conversation Connections activity! Conversation Connections provide structured opportunities for students, particularly English language learners, to practice essential speaking and listening skills.

Amplify ELA text analysis modules and conversation connections

Improved Vocab App experience

The Vocab App now features upgraded reporting UI, redesigned activity visuals with improved navigation, and read-aloud functionality.

Teachers can also access the following additional vocabulary resources: 

  • A printable form of the daily Words to Use/Words to Know Routine will be available in each daily lesson brief.
  • A printable morpheme list for each lesson will provide guidance for further practice with key vocabulary skills.
Amplify ELA Vocab App update