What's included in our grades K-2 language arts curriculum

Built on the Science of Reading, Amplify CKLA for K-2 sequences deep content knowledge with research-based foundational skills. Amplify CKLA is the premier high-quality instructional material (HQIM) offering in elementary and kindergarten language arts programs with research-based content—including an expanding library of authentic texts, videos and other digital resources—that helps educators engage students in any learning scenario.

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Year at a glance

In grades K–2, the Amplify CKLA curriculum is modeled after proven research in early literacy supporting a two-strand approach to literacy instruction in the early years. The Skills Strand supports explicit decoding, phonics, and other foundational literacy skills, while a unique Knowledge Strand builds oral comprehension, vocabulary, and cross-curricular background knowledge.

The program’s intentional Knowledge Sequence from PreK–5 connects knowledge and vocabulary within a grade level and across grade levels, for deeper reading comprehension and preparation for college, career, and life. Instead of “activating prior knowledge,” Amplify CKLA helps you build it in the classroom from day one, for every child, expanding students’ knowledge base long before they transition to reading to learn.

Units & domains at a glance

Each Skills Unit and Knowledge Domain varies in number of days based on instructional purpose.

  • Kindergarten units

  • Grade 1 units

  • Grade 2 units

Print & digital components

The program includes instructional guidance and student materials for a year of instruction, with lessons and activities that keep students engaged every day.

  • Teacher materials

  • Student materials

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