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

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

Not all literacy intervention is created equal.

What makes for effective literacy intervention? What makes for ineffective literacy intervention? When considering intervention options, these questions matter. Yet wading through

The Baseball Experiment: How two Wisconsin researchers discovered that the comprehension gap is a knowledge gap

In Norway, Wisconsin, as in much of the state, cold winters are a way of life. People allow extra time to bundle up and then waddle through town like Michelin men edged with fur.

The 10 knowledge domains that will give your students an advantage on PARCC/SBAC tests.

We analyzed 100 reading passages from grades 3 through 5 state literacy tests to determine which knowledge domains appear most commonly in questions. We also found that students who

When Kids Collide with Content

When I was a teacher, his name was Jacob. He was the kid teachers remember. He knew stuff. He’d been places. And he wanted to know more. Not more about any topic, but one particular

Learning English Through Content

In this webinar (which originally aired on November 1, 2016), Amber McWilliams (PreK–5 ELL Specialist, Amplify. Certified WIDA Prime V2 correlator) provides a variety of

Kids Need Knowledge

In this webinar (which originally aired on October 25, 2016), Susan Lambert (Vice President of PreK–5 English Language Arts, Amplify, former principal, curriculum director, and Core