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The English language arts program designed to prepare Arkansas middle schoolers for high school and beyond.

Amplify ELA is a blended English language arts curriculum designed specifically to support students in grades 6–8 and prepare them for high school and beyond. With Amplify ELA, students learn to tackle any complex text and make observations, grapple with interesting ideas, and find relevance for themselves.


Built for middle school teachers and students

Built specifically for middle school, Amplify ELA is an interactive core curriculum that brings complex texts to life. Amplify ELA’s 100-Day Pathway is a built-in guide to covering required content for each grade level while allowing teachers time to add supplemental lessons and activities.

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The results are in! Amplify ELA received a near-perfect score by the independent review group.

Our approach

Amplify ELA is the ELA program designed for middle school. It offers rich texts that are a delight to teach, better connections with your students through powerful differentiation and assessment tools, and step-by-step instructional guides that save you time and simplify your day.

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We empower students to become critical thinkers.

With text always at the center, students are encouraged to make meaning for themselves. Rather than focusing on right or wrong answers, they develop ideas and opinions on relevant, real-world, texts.

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We provide six levels of differentiation.

Multiple entry points and differentiated supports allow every student, regardless of fluency or ability level, to engage deeply with the same complex texts and rigorous curriculum.

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We assess while you instruct.

Formative assessment reports provide a continually updated picture of how each student is progressing with key skills and standards. Each learning moment provides a small piece of data, allowing you to keep teaching while building a clear understanding of student performance.

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What's included

Amplify ELA is a rigorous core curriculum that empowers teachers and engages middle school students.

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Student edition

Available digitally and in print, the student materials guide middle schoolers through complex texts and writing by:

  • engaging students with high-quality narrative and informational texts
  • providing videos, audio supports, and digital experiences that capture their attention
  • keeping all of their writing in one place with a personal writing journal


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Teacher Edition

Available digitally and in print, the Teacher Edition contains all the information teachers need to facilitate classroom instruction, including:

  • detailed lesson plans
  • video teacher tips embedded in the lesson
  • standards alignment and exit tickets
  • real-time differentiation strategies
  • robust reporting


The Amplify ELA Interactive Quest
Amplify ELA's digital simulation from Poetry and Poe, Read Like a Movie Reviewer
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Interactive Quests

Quests are fun, week-long immersions into a specific, multilayered topic. They enable students to practice analytical reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills—all while building a strong classroom community.

Amplify ELA's digital library for independent reading

Digital library for independent reading

The expansive Amplify Library includes more than 650 digital fiction, nonfiction, classic, and contemporary titles.

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Amplify ELA makes teachers' lives easier

We help teachers make sure the standards are covered, the skills are taught, your students are scaffolded and encouraged, and the test is prepped.

  • Embedded differentiation to support all readers
  • Informative and streamlined assessment system
  • Robust reporting that tracks progress
  • Powerful feedback tools