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Welcome to the ELA Quick Start

We’ve relocated! Visit start.amplify.com/elaqs for an updated version of this Quick Start.

We’re excited to share with you a number of resources to help you start teaching. If you experience a delay in receiving your materials, you can use this Amplify ELA Quick Start Kit, which we designed to help you access all of Amplify’s curriculum resources digitally. 

This implementation kit will give you a jump start on the new year. The tools provided here—including navigational videos, lessons resources, and our Professional Learning site—will guide you as you become familiar with the program. 

You will receive your login information from your district administrator. If you are logging in to ELA for the first time, we encourage you to visit our Logging in to Amplify page to help you better understand the process. 

You’ll also find training resources each week in the Up Your Amplify Game collection, featured on the main ELA page, as well as links to past training webinars and registration for upcoming learn events under the Learn & Connect section. We hope you find all of these learning opportunities helpful in the 2021–22 school year!

Learning the Program

Learning the Program

Navigating the Program

When you are ready to log in and get started, begin by watching the program video for a thorough walkthrough of Amplify ELA led by our professional development team.

Then read the program guide, a resource that 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.

Now that you have a better grasp of the program, visit this page to better understand how to navigate the print and digital curriculum. Make sure you bookmark this page so you can refer back to it if needed.

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-day 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.

What’s included

Amplify ELA Grade 6

Teacher Edition Set
6A: Dahl & Narrative
6B: Mysteries & Investigations
6C: The Chocolate Collection
6D: The Greeks
6E: Summer of the Mariposas
6F: The Titanic Collection

Student Edition

Writing Journals
6A: Dahl & Narrative
6B: Mysteries & Investigations
6C: The Chocolate Collection
6D: The Greeks
6E: Summer of the Mariposas
6F: The Titanic Collection

Novel study: Summer of the Mariposas

Amplify ELA Grade 7

Teacher Edition Set
7A: Red Scarf Girl & Narrative
7B: Character & Conflict
7C: Brain Science
7D: Poetry & Poe
7E: The Frida & Diego Collection
7F: The Gold Rush Collection

Student Edition

Writing Journals
7A: Red Scarf Girl & Narrative
7B: Character & Conflict
7C: Brain Science
7D: Poetry & Poe
7E: The Frida & Diego Collection
7F: The Gold Rush Collection

Novel study: A Raisin in the Sun

Amplify ELA Grade 8

Teacher Edition Set
8A: Perspectives & Narrative
8B: Liberty & Equality
8C: Science & Science Fiction
8D: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
8E: Holocaust: Memory & Meaning
8F: The Space Race Collection

Student Edition

Writing Journals
8A: Perspectives & Narrative
8B: Liberty & Equality
8C: Science & Science Fiction
8D: Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet
8E: Holocaust: Memory & Meaning
8F: The Space Race Collection

Novel study: Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein

Preparing to Teach

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. 

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 website for a number of resources to aid in your unit and lesson level planning.

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.

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

If you don’t have time to watch the above video, check out the Amplify ELA help article collection for more information.

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

Complete this exercise to get comfortable with the library and explore its capabilities.

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

We’ve developed a variety of resources to ensure you have the tools you need to support students—whether they are in the classroom or learning from home—in these Remote and Hybrid resources resources.

Finding Help

Finding Help

Professional Learning Site: This section will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to start teaching with Amplify ELA. You’ll find self-study professional learning videos and many other resources.

Supporting Your Students

We’ve prepared this website resource 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.

Using the Help Library

We have a robust library of help articles. 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 such as ELA, lesson brief, or vocabulary.

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

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. 

  1. 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.
  2. If you see only a blank page—nothing appears to load—when trying to access an Amplify program page (such as my.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

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.