Curriculum

Amplify ELA

A core digital curriculum for grades 6-8

Rigor that’s riveting

Engage today’s digital natives with 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.

Higher-level thinking

Students are challenged to think deeply and analytically, studying texts that are complex but accessible — made even more so with digital supports.

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Rich, interactive experiences

Our thoroughly interactive curriculum ignites a passion for reading and writing, with experiences that help students make tangible connections to what they are learning.

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Shared platform

Students and teachers work on devices (laptops, desktops or tablets) connected through a shared platform. Students do all of their assignments here, and teachers can see their progress and provide feedback in real time.

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New takes on complex texts

Understanding rigorous texts, including classics from the likes of Frederick Douglass and William Shakespeare, requires additional scaffolding for many middle-schoolers. Amplify ELA presents challenging texts in a variety of ways, such as through dramatic readings and story animations by award-winning actors and artists. Giving students different ways to grasp texts makes close reading, the task at the heart of the new standards, possible.

Core texts and media

Every unit is organized around one or more core texts. The curriculum uses rich media to bring these diverse literary and nonfiction sections to life for all readers, inspiring close reading and evidence-based writing, plus routine opportunities for vocabulary, grammar, and research skill development. Immersive projects called Quests extend students’ understanding and analysis of each unit.

Classroom orchestration platform

Teachers and students interact and share work in a classroom orchestration platform—think of it as a shareable, online workbook where students do their reading, writing, and skills practice essential to success in middle school, and teachers can see their progress and support their needs.

Ongoing feedback

Thanks to real-time data captured during student work both in and outside of the classroom, Amplify ELA creates opportunities for teachers to provide ongoing, constructive feedback and respond to student needs in timely, meaningful ways so that instruction is relevant and personalized.

Robust digital library

The Amplify digital library offers more than 600 classic and contemporary books aimed at fostering a love of reading and learning. Our expansive collection includes fiction and nonfiction texts suited to a wide range of reading abilities and interests. The books in our library represent a diversity of voices, perspectives and subjects from throughout history, offering far-ranging opportunities to learn, explore, imagine and share.

See what EdReports.org has to say about Amplify ELA

Independent reviewer EdReports.org gives Amplify ELA a near-perfect score, reporting that our curriculum meets expectations for each of the key “gateways”—one of only two grade 6-8 ELA programs to do so.

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ELA teacher

Grades 7-8

Seminole County Public Schools

Florida

We are living in a digital age where students are engaged more with technology. What better way to enhance learning and make sure students are learning at the appropriate level than with technology?

  • Rigorous and riveting grade-level texts including fiction, nonfiction, poetry and plays, with multimedia supports.
  • Explicit instruction and practice with evidence-based writing and research.
  • Classroom orchestration tools that allow teachers to guide individual instruction and manage group discussion and interaction.
  • Expansive digital library with more than 600 fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary titles.
  • Curriculum-based, interactive apps.
  • Embedded digital library and interactive, curriculum-based apps.
  • Integrated assessments, including embedded progress monitoring, and formative and summative assessments.
  • Comprehensive professional development and ongoing supports for teachers.