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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.

We’ve created guidance and resources to help meet your unique needs this school year. Find out more about our remote and hybrid learning resources.

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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.

Amplify CKLA serves

Amplify CKLA serves

38,000+

classrooms

945,000+

students

49

states

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

High-quality proven teacher materials

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

  • Teacher Guides
  • Projectable lesson components
  • The  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

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)

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

Visually rich classroom materials

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

  • Knowledge Flip Books
  • Knowledge Image Cards

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

English Language Learner program

Language Studio, designed for Amplify CKLA, provides WIDA-aligned daily instruction for English Language Learners to deepen their academic English.

Writing explorations program

A unique companion for Amplify CKLA, Writing Studio provides a deep dive into informational, narrative, and opinion writing to build strong, passionate writers.

Amplify CKLA Hybrid

Amplify CKLA Hybrid is a dynamic tool for planning, instruction, and engagement, offering digital materials that save teachers time.

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