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Classic Amplify CKLA and Amplify Caminos

Built on the Science of Reading, Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) sequences deep content knowledge with research-based foundational skills. 

Amplify Caminos is an authentic elementary Spanish language arts program for Grades K–5, grounded in the Science of Reading and built from the ground up for the Spanish language.

This site is designed to help you become familiar with the program and to guide you through initial preparation for implementing Amplify in your classrooms.

Quick links

Learning the Program

Accessing your Amplify program(s)

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 to the Teacher Resource site, we’re here to help you explain to your students how they will access your Amplify program(s). 


We have options to make this simple for students of all ages and abilities. You can learn more on our Caregiver support pages for Amplify CKLA and Amplify Caminos (coming soon).

Navigating the Teacher Resource site

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

  • Daily and unit planning materials
  • Organization of resources by grade level
  • Printable student-facing documents

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.

Upcoming events

Amplify CKLA professional learning webinars

Level up your Amplify CKLA experience with our upcoming webinars! We’ll be showcasing expert classroom teaching strategies, and offering educator tips and tricks on how to get creative with learning with your students. 

Teaching with Amplify CKLA and Caminos

Below you will find instructional topics such as pacing, differentiation, and instructional practices, all the while highlighting Amplify features and resources you can be using to grow your expertise of our curriculum!

Beginning-of-year learning on the go

View the session recording where Amplify experts walk you through key program updates for Amplify CKLA. They also answer helpful questions about the program during each session. Whether it’s your first or fourth year with Amplify, you’ll walk away having learned something new.

Amplify CKLA and Caminos back-to-school office hours

View the session recording where Amplify experts walk you through key program updates for Amplify CKLA. They also answer helpful questions about the program during each session. Whether it’s your first or fourth year with Amplify, you’ll walk away having learned something new.

Live session recording

Watch the live session recording, which includes a live Q&A!

Amplify CKLA and Amplify Caminos back-to-school office hours

Amplify CKLA and Caminos PD Library

View the training playlists for Amplify CKLA and Caminos on our new PD Library. The PD Library can be located on the Program & Apps menu when logged into the program.

Training playlists 

Watch the training videos based on your program and grade band to learn more about pacing, planning, and teaching CKLA and/or Caminos!

Amplify CKLA K–2
Amplify CKLA 3–5
Amplify Caminos

Stay one step ahead of your Amplify CKLA unit

Teachers can view relevant recordings to prepare for the upcoming unit and hear Amplify experts offer step-by-step guidance on the implementation journey. Administrators can also view relevant recordings to explore tools that support effective classroom implementation.

Professional Learning site

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

Pacing

What are the best ways to get students who need to be absent for multiple days caught up?

Read-aloud Videos

To expose students to Knowledge strand content they missed while absent, you can share our recorded Read-Aloud videos. To access, click into the Knowledge units from the Daily Instruction tab of the CKLA Teacher Resource site. You can then assign the most critical Activity Book pages for students to complete.

Foundational skills boost

To catch students up on specific grade-level skills, use Foundational Skills Boost, a video-based, self-guided instruction with resources for teacher-led small-group activities, independent practice, and additional family resources for extra student support. Designed for grades 1-3, lessons target critical foundational skills from previous year’s instruction. However, the videos can be used for students in grades 4-5 with core knowledge gaps.

Planning resources

To assist you in lesson planning in a hybrid classroom environment, the Professional Learning site has classroom videos and sample weekly planners that provide demonstrations of both synchronous and asynchronous CKLA instruction.

Differentiation

What are good activities to help students who need additional support?

Pausing activities

A teacher may choose to do any combination of pausing activities (in grades K–5) in any order, or create other activities that will help review, reinforce, and/or extend the material taught. Pausing Point days include several days’ worth of enrichment and remediation instruction. A large range of activities can be found in student Activity Books, and guidance in the Pausing Point section of Teacher Guides. In the Skills Strand, additional stories/Reader chapters are included for use during Pausing Points as the teacher chooses—for additional enrichment, practice, or assessment.

Intervention Toolkit

The Intervention Toolkit website for Amplify CKLA (Second Edition) allows you to log in from the 2nd Edition Teacher Resource site and easily locate the resources you need to organize lessons and deliver instruction. Selecting from a variety of skills area such as Complex Patterns, Comprehension, or Phonological/Phonemic Awareness will offer access to materials for planning instruction, teaching activities, and monitoring student progress. Check out our dedicated help article for more information!

Ebook and audiobook Readers

Students can access the K–5 ebook and audiobook Readers in addition to other resources, on the Amplify CKLA Hub. The eReader features the complete library of grade-level Amplify CKLA Student Readers in an interactive e-book format to enhance the student multimedia experience and offer additional reading practice.

Assessment

Do you have support and guidance around CKLA assessments?

Checks for understanding and Formative Assessments

CKLA has a progression of moment-by-moment to benchmark assessments within core instruction such as Checks for Understanding and Formative Assessments. Checks for Understanding are designed to allow you to adjust instruction within the context of the lesson, whereas Formative Assessments range from in-the-moment adaptation to opportunities for individual, small group, and whole-class reteach and review. However, both Checks for Understanding and Formative Assessments also provide information to decide whether additional support and practice are appropriate.

Essential Questions and Writing Prompts

CKLA students in grades 3–5 have a large amount of background knowledge, which is so important when comprehending demanding passages on classroom and state assessments. The Essential Questions and Writing Prompts documents on the Teacher Resource site provide extra writing practice that is tied to the unit content and can be used as needed to prepare students for writing assessments.

Progress monitoring

CKLA provides a range of ways to track student progress, many of which are found in the Teacher Resources section of select Teacher Guides. Some of those include Student Progress Records and Anecdotal Reading Records.

Student Progress Record: This form may be used against a large range of student activities to track how students are progressing over time and compared with others in the class.

Anecdotal Reading Record: It is important to listen to students read individually on a regular basis; skills lessons provide daily opportunities for this. Use the Anecdotal Reading Records to record and track student progress.

Stay in the know

Whether you prefer to read, listen, or collaborate, we’ve got you covered!

Monthly customer newsletters

Each month our newsletter features the information you need to know about upcoming events, tips for the classroom, educator spotlights, and more. If you missed something from a previous newsletter, you can access all previous newsletters through the following website, where you can view and search by program and also nominate a fellow educator—or yourself!—for a spotlight in a future newsletter.

K–12 education podcasts

Amplify is proud to showcase cutting-edge research and insights in K–12 education. Explore our popular podcasts in literacy, math, and science; learn from top thought leaders and educators; and discover cross-disciplinary insights to support your instruction.

Help articles

Visit the Help Library and use the search tool at the top of the page to find all the information you need. There’s even a collection of articles devoted to all things Amplify CKLA—including more videos.

Amplify CKLA Facebook group

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

Where’s Amplify?

Join us for an upcoming online event, webinar, or podcast. You can browse all of our events by month. To sign up, select the event that interests you by viewing our calendar.

Contact us

Our chat agents are standing by to assist you!

Simply log in at learning.amplify.com and click the orange button in the bottom right corner to chat live with our support team.

Important to note

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