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
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?
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,
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
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
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
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
Elizabeth Wade joined Amplify in 2013 and serves as Senior Education Consultant on the Core Knowledge Language Arts team.
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
In what represents an exciting and significant step towards achieving educational equity for all, the federal government announced this Fall the winners of the 2017-18 Striving
We are excited to announce that, as of November 30th, teachers and students are now able to explore areas of CKLA’s Knowledge Strand in an entirely new way.
Wapato School District first implemented CKLA in 2015. Since the district started using CKLA, many of its students have tested as proficient for the first time. We spoke with
Last year, Amplify's CKLA team visited Alvina Elementary School in California, now in its second year of implementing CKLA.
What’s your brain doing as you read these words? How did it learn to read in the first place? The remarkable journey of just one letter reveals the surprising answers.
Chase a beam
Discover the remarkable neurological changes that take place in the brain as students learn to read.
Neuroscientific research is now yielding advanced insights into the connections between brain science and learning success, especially literacy. At the leading edge of this research
As a third-grader in Ithaca, New York, I picked up a book by the great American poet A.R. Ammons. I opened it, not because I was interested in great American poetry, but because the
What makes for effective literacy intervention? What makes for ineffective literacy intervention? When considering intervention options, these questions matter. Yet wading through
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.
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 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