Women’s History Month, March 2018

March 2018 is Women’s History Month, and you can help celebrate it by sharing with your students texts about the contributions women have made to all parts of society. Need some

Educator Q&A: A Colorado Teacher Shares Why She Loves CKLA

Name: Jessica McNary School:Gunnison Elementary-Lake School District: Gunnison Watershed School District What grade do you teach? Kindergarten How long have you been teaching CKLA?

Four Do's and Don't's When Teaching Reading Comprehension

Perhaps you’re familiar with this student: 8 years old, let’s say, and a super solid reader. At least he or she seems to be. But when you ask questions about the text—who did what,

What to Look for in a Skills Program: 3 Key Features of Explicit Instruction

It is not enough to ask whether a reading program has explicit phonics instruction. Research shows that phonics instruction is not simply present or absent, but rather exists in

CKLA Driving Engagement in NYC Classrooms

Exceed Charter School in Brooklyn, NY has been using CKLA in their K–2 classrooms for the past three years. CKLA's impact on student engagement and learning at Exceed Charter School

CKLA Teacher Q&A–Sarah Wieckert

Name: Sarah Wieckert School:Gresham School of Excellence District: Chicago Public Schools What grade do you teach? First Grade How long have you been teaching CKLA? 3 years

World Read-Aloud Day 2018

February 1, 2018 is World Read-Aloud Day, and you can help celebrate it by reading aloud to your students. Need some suggestions for what to read? CKLA is delighted to share this


“Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you’d expect to be involved in

Behind the Scenes: CKLA in Action

Elizabeth Wade joined Amplify in 2013 and serves as Senior Education Consultant on the Core Knowledge Language Arts team.

CKLA Your Way: Braille Activity from Sarah McNeil

Sarah McNeil is a Kindergarten Teacher at Verde Elementary who has been using CKLA Listening & Learning, as well as Skills, since August of this school year (2017-2018). Sarah