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Welcome to the National Amplify CKLA Quick Start

We’re excited to share a number of resources to set you up for success this school year. If you experience a delay in receiving your materials, use this Amplify CKLA Quick Start Kit, which serves as an access point to all of Amplify’s digital curriculum resources. The tools provided here—including navigational videos, lessons resources, and resources from our Professional Learning Site—will guide you as you become familiar with the program. 

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This Quick Start Kit (CKLA Common Core) is for customer who are using Common Core State Standards.

We hope you find these tools helpful in the early weeks of this 2022-23 school year! 

Accessing the Curriculum

Step 1: Accessing the Curriculum

To access many of the resources shared here, you will need log-in information to Amplify’s curriculum. You will receive your login information from your district administrator.

Digital Shared Access
If you are waiting for your login information, we are providing you with immediate instructional support through temporary, shared access to the CKLA Teacher Resource site and the CKLA Hub. This will assist you in planning your first weeks of school instruction as well as provide temporary, shared access for your students to begin taking advantage of Amplify CKLA learning opportunities.

For digital access to Amplify CKLA material and digital support login:

  1. Open an Incognito Google Chrome or Safari web browser 
  2. Visit learning.amplify.com
  3. Select “Log in with Amplify”

Login credentials for Digital Shared Access for FL, AL, TN, and LA:

Are you an educator in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, or Louisiana? Please use the login credentials linked here.

Universal login credentials for Digital Shared Access:

  • Teacher username:
    t1.ckla_quickstart@demo.tryamplify.net
  • Teacher password:
    Amplify1-ckla_quickstart
  • Student username:
    s1.ckla_quickstart@demo.tryamplify.net
  • Student password:
    Amplify1-ckla_quickstart

Share this postcard with your students for easy reference.

Important to Note

  • These demo accounts expire on: October 31, 2022.
  • We recommend students utilize the shared login for access to the program and the library. However since it is a shared demo account, other students will be using the same credentials. Therefore any work completed in the program while using this account will not be saved and will not be available for review.
Learning the Program

Step 2: Learning the Program

Navigating the program

There’s a wealth of resources available to you as a CKLA teacher, and they are all organized for you on the CKLA Teacher Resource site. These resources include:

  • Year-at-a-glance Teacher Planners
  • Daily and unit planning materials
  • Intervention Toolkit
  • Organization of resources by grade level

Learn how to navigate and use the Teacher Resource site in this help article.

Professional Learning site

The CKLA Professional Learning site is where you’ll find training resources specifically designed to give you a jump start on teaching the curriculum. You’ll find demonstration videos, read-along videos, and more. Resources are organized by grade level. Note: login required!

PreK–2

Step 3: Preparing to Teach

We’ve developed a variety of resources to ensure you have the tools you need to support students in developing foundational skills and building background knowledge—no matter which materials you have available or where learning is happening. In this section, you’ll find information on using Amplify CKLA digitally—whether you and your students have access to technology and/or personalized accounts or not.

CKLA instruction begins with a review from the previous year. We recommend you schedule an additional 30-minute instructional block for unfinished foundational skills instruction from spring 2022. Learn more about the PreK–2 resources below. 

Printable resources

Watch the attached video for help on navigating to the printable resources in the program.

Intervention Toolkit

Amplify’s Intervention Toolkit provides downloadable assessment tools as well as the intervention resources you need to help students catch up after the challenges of the previous year. You can learn more about how to use these assessment and intervention resources here.

Digital Learning

If you will be teaching without access to CKLA print materials, we recommend teacher-led lessons for daily Skills and Knowledge strand lessons in K–2. 

In the Student Hub, students will have access to K–2 Skills strand components such as Student Readers and the Sound Library, and K–2 Knowledge components like Knowledge Builders.

Teacher & student with Amplify mCLASS

Teacher Planners

To access your digital year-at-a-glance Teacher Planner:

  1. Click your grade level below. You will be directed to the Teacher Resource Site. 
  2. Select Planning Documents in the left menu to find the planner and other downloadable planning resources. (Note: You can always toggle between grade levels by clicking the grade icon in the upper left corner of the page.)

Curriculum Maps

The Curriculum Maps below are quick overviews of the units your student will be working through in their grade throughout the year. Next to each unit are downloadable guides which provide a more in-depth look at the content covered and how you can help your student advance their understanding of the topics.

Additional resources to explore

You’ll find step-by-step instruction for each skill, knowledge, and unit in the Teacher Guide within each component.

Kindergarten Resources
Skills units
: Includes teacher-led instruction, Digital Hub (Sound Library and Readers), Teacher Guides, Ancillary Components, digital Student Readers
Knowledge domains: Includes teacher-led instruction, Student Hub, recorded daily Read-Alouds, Teacher Guide, Flip Book, Image Cards

Grade 1 Resources
Skills units
: Includes teacher-led instruction, Digital Hub (Sound Library and Readers), Teacher Guides, Ancillary Components, digital Student Reader
Knowledge domains: Includes teacher-led instruction, Student Hub, recorded daily Read-Alouds, Teacher Guide, Flip Book, Image Cards

Grade 2 Resources
Skills units
: Includes teacher-led instruction, Digital Hub (Sound Library and Readers), Teacher Guides, Ancillary Components, digital Student Readers
Knowledge domains: Includes teacher-led instruction, Student Hub, recorded daily Read-Alouds, Teacher Guide, Flip Book, Image Cards

Amplify in Action videos

If you would like to see CKLA in action, watch these videos to see and hear from educators and students using the program, with each video featuring a strand from Scarborough’s Reading Rope. This collection is provided courtesy of Celina City Schools in Ohio and was created to share their impact story of implementing Amplify literacy resources.

Phonological Awareness, Kindergarten

Sight Recognition,
1st grade

Decoding,
2nd grade

3–5

Step 3: Preparing to Teach

We’ve developed a variety of resources to ensure you have the tools you need to support students in developing foundational skills and building background knowledge—no matter which materials you have available or where learning is happening. In this section, you’ll find information on using Amplify CKLA digitally—whether you and your students have access to technology and/or personalized accounts or not.

CKLA instruction begins with a review with review from the previous year. We recommend you schedule an additional 30-minute instructional block for unfinished foundational skills instruction from spring 2022. Begin grade-level instruction with Unit 1 in every grade, utilizing recommended instructional minutes. You may choose to start the school year with the optional novel guide materials.

Learn more about grade 3–5 resources below.

Printable Resources

Watch the attached video for help on navigating to the printable resources in the program.

Intervention Toolkit

Amplify’s Intervention Toolkit provides downloadable assessment tools available to you here as well as the intervention resources you need to help students catch up after the challenges of the previous year. You can learn more about how to use these assessment and intervention resources here.

Digital Learning

If you will be teaching without access to CKLA print materials, we recommend teacher-led, daily lessons in 3–5.

In the Student Hub, students will have access to the 3–5 Vocab App and Grades 3–5 Student Readers.

Teacher & student with Amplify mCLASS

Teacher Planners

To access your digital year-at-a-glance Teacher Planner:

  1. Click your grade level below. You will be directed to the Teacher Resources site. 
  2. Select Planning Documents in the left menu to find the planner and other downloadable planning resources. (Note: You can always toggle between grade levels by clicking the grade icon in the upper left corner of the page.)

Curriculum Maps

The curriculum maps overviews (below) are quick overviews of the units your student will be working through in their grade throughout the year. Next to each unit are downloadable guides which provide a more in-depth look at the content covered and how you can help your student advance their understanding of the topics.

Additional resources to explore

You’ll find step-by-step instruction for each skill, knowledge, and unit in the Teacher Guide within each component, including Read-Alouds and Novel Guides.

Grade 3 Resources
Units
: Includes Teacher-led instruction, Teacher Guides, Student Hub (Readers, Vocab App), Flip Books, Readers, Novel Guides
Read-Alouds
Novel Guides (optional)

Grade 4 Resources
Units
: Includes Teacher-led instruction, Teacher Guides, Student Hub (Readers, Vocab App), Readers, Novel Guides
Novel Guides (optional)

Grade 5 Resources
Units
: Includes Teacher-led instruction, Teacher Guides, Student Hub (Readers, Vocab App), Readers, Novel Guides
Novel Guides (optional)

Amplify in Action videos

If you would like to see CKLA in action, watch these videos to see and hear from educators and students using the program, with each video featuring a strand from Scarborough’s Reading Rope. This collection is provided courtesy of Celina City Schools in Ohio and was created to share their impact story of implementing Amplify literacy resources.

Background Knowledge,
3rd Grade

Background Knowledge,
4th Grade

Vocabulary,
5th Grade

Learn More

Step 4: Learn More

Help for families and caregivers

We’ve prepared the CKLA caregivers website to help you support your students and their caregivers. The site is tailored to provide caregivers with curriculum details, an overview of what to expect, and resources to use with students at home. There is also a Spanish version available!

Help for teachers and leaders 

Start.amplify.com/ckla

On the CKLA Start page, you can find links to past webinars and additional training resources under the Learn & Connect section. 

Help Articles

Visit the library and use the Search tool at the top of the page to find all the articles on keywords such as CKLA, planner, or sound library. There’s even a collection of articles devoted to all things Amplify CKLA—including more videos.

The CKLA Hub

Students will be able to access resources and engage in a new digital experience on the Amplify CKLA Hub. Learn how to navigate and use the Hub in this short video.

Technical Requirements

Whether you are logged in with your own or shared credentials, there are two important steps to ensure you and your students can access the Amplify CKLA digital resources. 

You and your students may be prompted to “accept cookies” when first accessing the program. Your computer or tablet must be set to “accept cookies” from Amplify program sites. If prompted, select to allow cookies for the Amplify site.

If you see only a blank page – nothing appears to load – when trying to access an Amplify program page (such as ckla.amplify.com), please check with your IT group to confirm that the URLs on this page have been allowed for your district network. A blank screen is often a sign that the website is being blocked by a school’s content filter.

Contact Us

We’re here to help you! 
Have a question about Amplify CKLA? Our Customer Care and Support teams are ready to answer them all, from digital or tech-related issues to questions on how to teach the curriculum. 

  • Need an answer fast? Chat with us! Click the orange icon while logged into the curriculum to get immediate help in the middle of the school day.
  • You can also email help@amplify.com—our team typically responds within 24 hours. For pedagogical questions, email edsupport@amplify.com.
  •  For telephone support, contact us at (800) 823-1969. We have both technical and pedagogical support team members ready to answer your questions. Our Customer Care and Support hours are Monday–Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.