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With knowledge at the center, the possibilities are endless.

Using a fundamentally different approach to language arts, Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) sequences deep content knowledge with research-based foundational skills.

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Background knowledge drives results.

Amplify CKLA inspires curiosity and drives results, empowering all students with rich background knowledge. See what schools are saying about our knowledge-based curriculum.

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All-green on EdReports

EdReports, an independent curriculum review nonprofit, rates a curriculum on three gateways: Text Quality, Building Knowledge, and Usability. Amplify CKLA earned a green rating in all three.

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Our approach

Amplify CKLA is a unique core curriculum for PreK–5 ELA, combining rich, diverse content knowledge in history, science, literature, and the arts with systematic, research-based foundational skills instruction.

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A powerful, knowledge-based approach to reading comprehension

Our more intentional approach to background knowledge allows students to build a robust knowledge base for accessing and unpacking complex texts, so real comprehension can happen.

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Explicit, systematic foundational skills to develop excellent readers

Explicit, easy-to-use lessons systematically cover 100% of foundational skills standards, setting every student up to succeed.

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Engaging topics that kids can't stop talking about

What do Greek myths, insects, and the Middle Ages have in common? They’re topics that get rave reviews from Amplify CKLA kids. Amplify CKLA invites students to dig deeper across content areas and make connections.

Free guide

Tips for implementing a knowledge-rich curriculum

What's included

The program provides engaging print and multimedia materials designed to provide a robust literacy-rich foundation in every classroom.

Core ELD and companions
Grade 6 Unit 4 Eureka! Teacher Guide
Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Activity Book
Amplify CKLA Skills 6 Teacher Guide
Amplify CKLA Skills 1 Teacher Guide
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Proven teacher materials

Research-based lessons integrate foundational literacy skills and cross-curricular content knowledge.

  • Teacher Guides
  • Projectable lesson components
  • Quests for the Core for Grades 3–5 (immersive, problem-based learning)
Unit 9: Early Explorations of North America Activity Book
Kay and Martez Skills 7 Reader for Grade 3
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Unit 8 Native Americans: Regions and Cultures Activity Book for Grade 1

Student materials

Engaging student resources include dynamic decodable chapter books and content-rich, cross-curricular Readers.

  • Student Readers
  • Activity Books
  • Formative Assessments
  • Poet’s Journal and Writer’s Journal (write-in Readers for Grades 4–5)
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Classroom materials from Amplify CKLA
Classroom materials from Amplify CKLA

Visually rich classroom materials

Visual scaffolds bring to life history, science, and literature.

  • Knowledge Flip Books
  • Knowledge Image Cards
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Multimedia resources

Access the program’s online resources anywhere, anytime, from any device.

  • Teacher and student materials
  • Knowledge Builder animated videos
  • Sound Library songs and videos
  • Differentiation and enrichment guides
  • Real-time program support via email, live chat, and phone
  • Professional learning videos, webinars, and self-driven modules
Amplify CKLA hands-on materials
Hands-on material from Amplify CKLA
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Hands-on phonics materials

Multisensory phonics and foundational skills resources give students the opportunity to practice key skills using diverse, fun approaches that build independence.

  • Big Books
  • Large and Small Letter Cards
  • Spelling Cards
  • Vowel and Consonant Code Flip Books
  • Chaining Folders

Learning to read

Free guide with the latest research on learning to read

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