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Welcome to Amplify ELA!

Amplify ELA is a blended English language arts curriculum designed specifically for grades 6–8. With Amplify ELA, students learn to tackle any complex text and make observations, grapple with interesting ideas, and find relevance for themselves. Students are engaged through dynamic texts, lively classroom discussions, and meaningful digital experiences.

Built for middle school teachers and students, Amplify ELA is an interactive core curriculum that brings complex texts to life. Amplify ELA inspires students to read more deeply, write more vividly, and think more critically.

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ELA Seeds of Knowledge

Happy Spring! Each week we’ll be sharing teacher-vetted tips and tricks that hopefully blossom into bigger ideas for your classroom.

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Amplify Help Library

When you have a question about Amplify curriculum, we suggest you check out our help library as your first stop. It’s packed with answers to FAQs and tips for navigating and using Amplify. The search tool there will help you find the answer you need quickly.

Amplify Back to Basics
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Back to Basics: Webinar training replays

This 3-part training webinar series with Amplify experts was a hit with attendees! If you missed any of the live sessions or are looking for a refresher, we’ve shared replays of each session and other resources to help you throughout the year.

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Thankful Thursdays

Amplify has planned a series of fun events and giveaways for teachers in the weeks ahead. Check out what we have in store to shower you with appreciation for your dedication to educating and inspiring young minds!

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Up Your Amplify ELA Game

Learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. The collection includes a quick 5-10 minutes of Amplify ELA training—starting with the basics and increasing in complexity each week to put you in control of your Amplify learning experience.

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ELA Quick Start

This program implementation page will give you a jump start on the new year. There are a number of useful tools provided here—including navigational videos and lessons resources—to guide you as you become familiar with the program. 

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Science of Reading: The Podcast

Each episode delivers the latest insights from researchers and practitioners in early reading, taking a conversational approach and exploring a timely topic related to the science of reading.  Listen and subscribe!

Remote and Hybrid Learning Support

We know that this may be another challenging year for teachers, students, and caregivers alike. As your partner in education, we want to equip you and your learners with the tools to excel, whether in the classroom part-time or learning fully-remote from home.

Here are some instructional resources to provide a rich, quality, and reliable learning experience—even during these times that your class environment may be inconsistent:

  • ELA Professional Learning remote and hybrid learning resources: Here, you will find a breakdown of both Instructional and planning resources, including:
    • ELA Anywhere: These remote resources include an Amplify ELA remote planning guide for teachers, and printable lessons students can complete offline. 
    • Student work refresher: These quick and easy videos explain how to access your students’ assignments using Classwork and MyWork.
    • Remote and Hybrid Learning webinars: This group of videos details how to use Amplify ELA successfully in a remote and hybrid setting.
  • Mobile Solos: This article explains how to guide students in completing solos on a mobile device during periods when they are learning from home.
  • Amplify Library app: This digital library offers more than 700 classic and contemporary books aimed at fostering a love of reading and learning. 

Ready to log in? 

If you’ve never logged in to Amplify programs before, our Logging in to Amplify page will help you get started. Once you’re successfully logged in, we’re here to help you explain to your students how they will access Amplify curriculum. We have options to make this simple for students of all ages and abilities. You can learn more on our Student and Caregiver Support page.

Learn & Connect

Learn & Connect

Once you have logged in to the program, these resources will help you get started.

Professional learning

This training webinar provides in-depth guidance on ELA program essentials from one of our professional trainers.

Advice and answers

Did you know we have a robust library of help articles? The ELA help site is filled with step-by-step resources to address your questions on everything from classroom setup to reporting. We encourage you to read through these tutorials. For example, the My Account Management collection provides a host of details for your earliest stages of preparation.

Anytime you’re looking for answers, visit the library and use the Search tool at the top of the page to find all the articles on keywords like: ELA, assigning, or QR code

There’s even a collection of articles devoted to all things Amplify ELA.

Pre-launch checklist and training

Our Professional Learning site provides information on navigation, lesson details, and more to help you prepare to implement Amplify in your classrooms. You can also download and share our launch packet

Training Events 

Back to Basics: Getting started with Amplify ELA 

Did you join us for this training webinar series with Amplify experts walking you through the key things you need to know to get started with Amplify ELA? This 3-part series was a hit with attendees! If you missed any of the live sessions or are looking for a refresher, check out our Back to Basics Bonus page. We’ve included replays of each session and other resources to help you throughout the year.

Visit the Back to Basics Bonus page.

Join Our Community

Our Amplify ELA Facebook group is a community of Amplify ELA educators from across the country. It’s a space to share best practices, ideas, and support on everything from implementation to instruction. Join us!

ELA 1 Materials

Program Materials for ELA 1

Preparing for your materials

If you’ve purchased the Amplify ELA blended package, each grade level will include the following print materials:

Teacher Kit—one per classroom for all 6 units that includes:

  • 1 ELA & ELD Teacher Guide
  • 1 Unplugged Lessons (blackline masters)

Student Package—one per student that includes:

  • 1 Anthology of Unit Texts
  • 1 Solo Workbook
ELA 2 Materials

Program Materials for ELA 2

Preparing for your materials

If you’ve purchased the Amplify ELA blended package, each grade level will include the following print materials:

Teacher Kit—one per classroom that includes:

  • 6 Teacher Editions (one per unit)
  • 1 Solo Workbook blackline masters
  • 6 Writing Journals (one per unit)
  • 1 Novel
  • Poster set (3 posters)

Student Blended Package—one per student that includes:

  • 1 Student Edition
  • 6 Writing Journals (one per unit)
  • 1 Novel

How many boxes will I receive?

To plan for delivery of print materials and storage space, here’s what to expect:

  • Teacher Kit: Components are provided in one box per classroom.
  • Student Blended Package: Components are shipped in cartons, which include materials for multiple students. The maximum weight for any carton is 35 pounds, though the average weight is 15–20 pounds. The number of cartons depends on the number of students in your order. Packing slips will list the contents of each carton against the whole order.

What's New

New for 2021!

When Amplify teachers share their feedback, we’re listening! We’ve been working hard on new features to continually improve the Amplify experience for you and your students. 

As you become familiar with the ELA program, don’t miss the features we’ve added or enhanced for back to school 2021. When you’re ready to get started, be sure to check out our What’s New tutorials.

100-Day Pathway

As you plan for the school year, consider the 100-Day Pathway to cover the required standards in just 100 lessons. In every grade, the pathway includes a mix of informational and literary texts, two essays, and five reading assessments. Your students will benefit from engagement and differentiation, and we think you’ll love these tools designed to give you more time to teach. 

Check out the 100-Day Pathway for grade 6grade 7, and grade 8.

Technology Requirements/FAQ

Technology Requirements and Guidelines

Your district administrator has been provided with hardware and network requirements to meet the minimum technical requirements for performance and support of your curriculum products. This information is available on Amplify’s customer requirements page

Your district administrator has also been provided the URLs on this page to add to the corresponding district- or school-level filters. This step ensures that teachers and students can access Amplify ELA materials.

Your computer or tablet must also be set to accept “cookies” from Amplify program sites.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Why are there students missing from my class roster? 
If a student(s) doesn’t appear on your class roster, they were most likely missing from the roster data provided by your district during the enrollment process. Please contact your district administrator to request that the student(s) be added.

Question: Why do I see only a blank page – nothing appears to load – when trying to access an Amplify program page (like learning.amplify.com)?
A blank screen is often a sign that the website is being blocked by a school’s content filter. Please check with your IT group to confirm that the URLs on this page have been allowed for your district network. Alternatively, check to ensure “cookies” are accepted on your device. 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Powerful (and free!) pedagogical support

Amplify provides a unique kind of support you won’t find from other publishers. We’ve developed an educational support team of former teachers and administrators who provide pedagogical support at no cost to educators using our programs. This free service includes:

  • Information on where to locate standards and other planning materials.
  • Recommendations and tips for day-to-day teaching with Amplify ELA.
  • Support with administering and interpreting assessment data and more.

To reach our pedagogical team, click the orange icon while logged into the curriculum to get immediate help, call (866) 629-2446, or email edsupport@amplify.com.

Timely technical and program support

Our Customer Care and Support team is available Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, through a variety of channels: 

  • Live chat: Click the orange icon while logged into the curriculum to get immediate help in the middle of the school day.
  • Phone: Call our toll-free number: (800) 823-1969.
  • Email: Send an email to help@amplify.com.