With knowledge at the center, the possibilities are endless.

Built on the science of reading, Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts® (CKLA) sequences deep content knowledge with research-based foundational skills. With new digital features and multimedia resources, it’s now more remote-learning friendly and flexible than ever.

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Background knowledge drives results.

Amplify CKLA is a K–5 literacy curriculum that 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 curriculum on three gateways: Text Quality, Building Knowledge, and Usability. Amplify CKLA earned a green rating in all three.

Our approach

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

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Leveraging the science of reading

Watching students learn to read: magic. Knowing how they get there: science. Amplify CKLA is grounded in the science of reading, bringing those researched insights and proven practices into your classrooms (remote or otherwise).

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An engaging, knowledge-based approach to reading comprehension

Our intentional approach to background knowledge invites students to dig deeper and make connections across content areas. Amplify CKLA enables 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.

Built in partnership with the Core Knowledge Foundation

The premier High-Quality Instructional Material (HQIM) offering for elementary language arts, Amplify CKLA was developed in partnership with the Core Knowledge Foundation and helps students develop both deep content knowledge and foundational skills.

Learn more about the Core Knowledge Foundation & Amplify CKLA

Learning to read

Free guide with the latest research on the science of reading

What's included

The program provides engaging print and multimedia materials–accessible from anywhere–that are designed to provide a robust literacy-rich foundation in every classroom.

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

High-quality proven teacher materials

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

  • Teacher Guides
  • Projectable lesson components
  • The Digital Hub for digital components
  • Quests for the Core for Grades 3–5 (immersive, problem-based learning)
  • Professional Development website with model lessons and training resources
  • Teacher Resource website 
  • Trade Books and Novel Guides
Unit 9: Early Explorations of North America Activity Book
Kay and Martez Skills 7 Reader for Grade 3
Unit 8 Native Americans: Regions and Cultures Activity Book for Grade 1
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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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Digital resources

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

  • Digital Hub
  • Knowledge Builder animated videos
  • Sound Library songs and videos
  • Vocab App
  • eReader
  • Recorded Read-Alouds
  • Professional development website
  • Real-time program support via email, live chat, and phone
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Visually rich classroom materials

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

  • Knowledge Flip Books
  • Knowledge Image Cards
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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

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