Amplify CKLA is a unique core curriculum for PreK-5 language arts grounded in the science of reading, combining rich, diverse content knowledge in history, science, literature, and the arts with systematic, research-based foundational skills instruction.
CKLA has two strands: the Listening and Learning and the Skills strand. The Listening and Learning strand emphasizes comprehension skills development in a language- and knowledge-rich context. The materials are designed to build knowledge in areas of history, science, literature, and geography. The Skills strand is a comprehensive, explicit, and systematic phonics program designed to build decoding, fluency, and writing/spelling skills. The Skills strand involves sixty minutes of daily instruction in which children are taught a specific set of letter-sound patterns within a unit of instruction and are given opportunities to practice and use these in word-, sentence-, and text-reading tasks, as well as within writing tasks.