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Amplify ELA Quick Start Kit

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 ELA 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. 

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 login information to Amplify’s curriculum. 

You will receive your login information from your district administrator.

Learning the Program

Step 2: Learning the Program

Navigating the program

When you are ready to log in to learning.amplify.com and get started, begin by watching the navigation video for a thorough walkthrough of Amplify ELA. 

Printable Resources

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

The ELA Teacher Resource site

For 1st Edition Amplify ELA users: To learn all about the ELA program, visit the ELA Teacher Resource site to gain a high-level view of program organization, pedagogy, and tools available to you.

The ELA Resource site includes: 

  • Digital and print navigation
  • Grammar pacing guides
  • Structured routines
  • Vocabulary activities
  • …and more!

Professional Learning site

The Professional Learning site provides you with tangible program resources and skills you need to start teaching with Amplify ELA. You’ll find self-study professional learning videos and many other resources including how to navigate the print and digital curriculum. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can refer back to it if needed. Note: login required!

What’s included

Preparing to Teach

Step 3: Preparing to Teach

In this section, you will find unit and lesson-level tools to set you up for success as you start planning for the new year. 

Grade Overview and Curriculum Maps

These grade overviews should be helpful as you begin to understand how units are organized and start mapping out your year of ELA. Choose your grade level by selecting from the dropdown menu. The 100 Lesson Pathways on this page offer an abridged version of the curriculum that covers all of the standards in 100 days, allowing you the time and opportunity to include other favorite projects.

Unit Overview and Pacing Guides

Within the curriculum, the Unit Overview details all the planning for the unit, including teacher references and printable resources. You can also access the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Unit Overviews.

Refer to the planning section of the Amplify ELA Professional Learning site for a number of resources to aid in your unit and lesson level planning, such as pacing guides.

Digital Learning

Students using the demo account credentials temporarily will not be able to save their work in the digital curriculum. They should still use the digital curriculum if devices are available for access to the texts and writing prompts. For grading purposes, you can download the printable Writing Journals in each Unit Overview and have students hand in their work on paper.

Model Lessons

You can zoom into the lesson level of Amplify ELA with our model lesson videos. For help with planning and breaking down the lessons, use this Lesson Planning template.

Novel guides

Novel Guides are a great way to ease students back into the classroom after the summer break. They offer an opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with the Amplify Library and re-orient themselves to the practice of reading and critical thinking. There is a dedicated section for Novel Guides within the library that can be accessed here

Assessment in ELA

Visit this page to learn about the myriad of assessment options you have to start the year and monitor progress throughout the year.

Learn More

Step 4: Learn More

Help for families and caregivers

We’ve prepared this ELA 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 a Spanish version available, as well!

Help for teachers and leaders 

Start.amplify.com/ela

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

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 ELA, lesson brief, or vocabulary.

There’s even a collection of articles devoted to all things Amplify ELA—including more videos.

Program Guide

The Program Guide covers everything you need to know about the program. Flip to page 12 to review the units for each grade level, and pages 38–39 for a visual walkthrough of a lesson.

Timely technical and program support

Need an answer fast? Our chat agents are standing by to assist you! Simply login at learning.amplify.com and click the orange chat button in the bottom right corner. Here, you can chat live with our support team or search the help collection for step-by-step guidance.

Our support hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

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 ELA 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 learning.amplify.com), please check with your IT group to confirm 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.