Meet our CKLA Ambassadors: A Colorado teacher shares her favorite parts of Amplify CKLA

Name: Mandy Harris School: Gunnison Elementary School District: Gunnison Watershed RE1J What grade do you teach: 2nd Grade How long have you been teaching CKLA: I'm just

Meet our CKLA Ambassadors: A Pennsylvania teacher shares why she loves CKLA

Name: Alyssa Southerlin School: Propel Montour Elementary School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania District: Propel Charter Schools What grade do you teach: Kindergarten How long have

By Teachers, For Teachers: A Summer Reading List

The summer months are primetime for relaxing–and catching up on the latest and greatest thinking on education. We asked our CKLA Educator Ambassadors to share what they were reading

Dyslexia Legislation: What it is and Why it Matters

Over the past several years a national parent-driven, grassroots movement has successfully promoted new state policies focused on identifying students at risk for dyslexia. These

What is dyslexia?

When children first learn to read, they will already understand a lot of spoken language. But written words and letters can be as strange to them as these marks below:

National Poetry Month: Free Elementary Lesson Guide

April is National Poetry Month, and you can help celebrate it by sharing poems with your students. Need some suggestions for what to read? CKLA is delighted to share this brief

CKLA Teacher Spotlight: Sharing the Art of Poetry with Kindergarteners

Swimming in the swimming pool is where I like to 'B' wearing underwater goggles so that I can ‘C’ — Excerpt from “Swimming Ool”- Kenn Nesbitt

Top 5 Poetry Resources for Elementary Teachers to Spark Creativity & Fun

Must-Have Poetry Books for a Diverse and Engaging Classroom Library

1. A Child’s Introduction to Poetry by Michael Driscoll, illustrated by Meredith Hamilton

Your Turn: Support for Using Gaming in Learning

Learning through digital gameplay is being adopted by more and more educators every day. Despite the overwhelming interest, educators are left in search of support and ideas for

What do students do in an NGSS classroom?

In an NGSS classroom, students do what scientists do in real life.

The NGSS calls for deep linkages between the three dimensions of crosscutting concepts, disciplinary core ideas,