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 engaging and flexible than ever.

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Background knowledge drives results.

Amplify CKLA is a K5 literacy curriculum that inspires curiosity and drives results, empowering all students with rich background knowledge. See what schools are saying about our knowledge-building curriculum.

Amplify CKLA serves

Amplify CKLA serves

38,000+

classrooms

945,000+

students

49

states

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Recognized by the Knowledge Matters Campaign

Amplify CKLA has been recognized by the Knowledge Matters Campaign as a literacy program that excels in building knowledge. Programs were selected for their rigor and the quality of their instructional and learning materials.

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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.

Our approach

Amplify CKLA is a unique core curriculum for grades PreK–5 ELA that’s grounded in the Science of Reading and combines 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 proven insights and practices into your classrooms.

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A captivating, 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 percent 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. It 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 designed to build 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

Proven high-quality proven teacher materials

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

  • Teacher Guides
  • Projectable lesson components
  • 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

Student materials

Amplify CKLA resources are more engaging than ever! Your K–2 students will love the newly designed Student Readers that celebrate students’ diverse and authentic experiences in dynamic, decodable, content-rich chapter books.

  • Student Readers
  • Consumable Activity Books
  • Formative Assessments
  • Poet’s Journal and Writer’s Journal (write-in Readers for Grades 4–5)

Introducing the digital experience

The top-rated content of Amplify CKLA is now live on the digital experience. With the digital experience, everything you need is all in one place, making it easier and more engaging than ever to plan lessons, present digital content, and review student work.

Access these online resources and functionality anywhere, anytime:

  • Ready-made yet customizable lesson presentation slide decks
  • Dynamic live-review student tool
  • Interactive and student-friendly experience 
  • LMS Integration
  • Knowledge Builder animated videos
  • Recorded Read-Alouds
  • Professional development website
  • Real-time program support via email, live chat, and phone

Biliteracy with Amplify Caminos

Amplify is proud to offer Amplify Caminos al Conocimiento Esencial, the perfect Spanish Language Arts partner to Amplify CKLA and suitable for any biliteracy implementation model.

Like its English language arts counterpart, Amplify Caminos is built on the Science of Reading and the body of research that shows us that reading comprehension increases when students build extensive background knowledge. Learn more.

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Hands-on phonics materials

Multisensory phonics and foundational skills resources help students practice key skills using fun, varied 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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