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Up Your Amplify ELA Game

We know, as a teacher, your days are action-packed and busy! We’ve also heard your requests for more opportunities to learn how to implement and make the most out of Amplify ELA.

The page equips you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule.

Our Up Your Amplify ELA Game training collection below puts you in control.

Only have 5 minutes to spare? Watch the short training video of the week or read the brief help article. Have a little more time—or a topic hits your sweet spot? You’ll find a link to dive deeper.

We’re starting with the basics, and each week, we’ll progress through more complex features—all to help you Up Your Amplify Game through the year.

There’s lots more to learn.

If you missed our webinar training series, visit the Back to Basics webinar series bonus page to watch replays of all three ELA-focused training sessions held this fall.

Check out the Back to Basics bonus page

We also compiled a ELA Quick Start page to provide a jump start if you’re new to the ELA curriculum.

There you’ll find navigational videos, help for learning the program, recommendations by grade level, and more—all to guide you as you become familiar with the program. 

Check out the ELA Quick Start page!

We would love to hear what you think of this training series so far. Let us know in our ELA Facebook group. 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. If you’re not already a member, you can join anytime.

Join the ELA Facebook group conversation and share your thoughts about the Up Your Amplify Game training

This Week's Training

This Week’s Training

Welcome back! This week’s training collection features a look at Amplify ELA assessments. Then, we’ll take a break through the end of the year.

Your 5-minute video

This brief video provides an overview for navigating to and using the Amplify ELA unit assessments.

Your 5-minute article

This page provides you with an overview of all the assessment opportunities and tools available in the Amplify ELA program.

Go to the Amplify ELA Assessments overview page

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, we suggest you review the rich information available by grade level on the ELA Professional Learning site to guide you on using ELA assessments.

Go to the ELA Professional Learning site Assessments page

Last Week's Training

Last Week’s Training

If you missed last week’s training collection, you can catch up here with an overview of the Amplify ELA Vocab App.

Your 5-minute video

This short video walks you through where to find and how to use the Amplify ELA Vocab App.

Your 5-minute article

This easy-to-follow help articles explains the Vocab App teacher experience and dashboard.

Go to the Amplify ELA Vocab App help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, we recommend the Teacher Guide available in the ELA Vocab App. The link to the Teacher Guide can be found at the top of the Vocab App site pages.

Go to the ELA Vocab App Teacher Guide

Previous Weeks' Training

Previous weeks’ training

We kicked off the Up Your Amplify Game collection with two week’s worth of at-your-own-pace training.

Your 5-minute video

This short portion of our recent Back to Basics: Getting started with ELA webinar series explains the curriculum lesson structure.

Your 5-minute article

This brief help article provides an overview for accessing and navigating the lesson brief.

Read the Navigating the Lesson Brief help article

Dive Deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the subject of navigating the ELA curriculum, visit the ELA Professional Learning site Grade Overviews section and select your grade level using the selection menu at the top center of the page.

Go to the ELA Professional Learning site Grade Overviews section

Your 5-minute video

Once you’ve reviewed this video, you’ll have a rock-solid understanding of how to navigate your ELA print materials.

Your 5-minute article

This brief overview page provides guidance for the ELA routine structure.

Go to the ELA structure guidance page

Dive Deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on the ELA curriculum, the Grade Overviews guide provides a curriculum map and details on skills progression.

Go to the ELA Grade Overview guide

Next up was an overview of planning for class.

Your 5-minute video

In less than three minutes, this excerpt of our recent Back to Basics: Getting started with ELA webinar series walks you through the steps to prepare for and begin class.

Your 5-minute article

This helpful resource walks you through unit preparation using the “backward planning” method.

View the Unit Preparation – Backward Planning guide

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, visit the ELA Professional Learning site and watch the 14-minute Backward Planning video.

Go to the ELA Professional Learning site Backward Planning video

Next up was a look at Classwork.

Your 5-minute video

This short video walks you through using Classwork to access and review your students’ ELA work.

Your 5-minute article

Do you prefer to learn through reading? This help article provides an overview of using Classwork. (The video included at the beginning of this article is the same as the video to the right.)

View the Classwork: How to easily access and review student work help article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, visit the ELA Professional Learning site and explore how to use Classwork for Automatic Writing Assessments.

Go to the ELA Professional Learning site Automatic Writing Assessments page

Next up, an overview of the My Work feature in Amplify ELA.

Your 5-minute video

This brief video explains how your students will use the My Work feature throughout the year, including viewing your scores and feedback on assignments.

Your 5-minute article

This help article provides step-by-step guidance to help you support your students as they use the Amplify ELA My Work feature.

Go to the My Work: How Students Access Assignments and Feedback article

Dive deeper

If you’d like to dive a little deeper on this subject, we suggest the How to Assign Activities in Amplify ELA for Grades 6–8 help article, which provides step-by-step guidance for assigning the work to the student My Work space.

Go to the How to Assign Activities in Amplify ELA for Grades 6–8 help article