K-3 Reading Program (CKLA)

  • Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA)

    Students in K-3 will follow a new reading curriculum, beginning in Fall 2023. Students in grades 4-5 will follow the curriculum beginning in the 2024-25 school year.

Program Overview

  • Amplify Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA) is a language arts program that combines a multi-sensory approach to phonics with rich texts carefully sequenced to build content knowledge—so that students learn to read - and read to learn at the same time. 


    Each day in grades PreK–2, students will complete one full lesson that builds foundational reading skills, as well as one full lesson that builds background knowledge. The reading skills include phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Knowledge units combine reading skills with in depth science and social studies content.


    CKLA is based on the science of reading, a collection of research that supports the most effective methods of teaching literacy. To learn more about the science of reading, check out these resources.The CKLA curriculum is aligned with the Alaska Reads Act designed to help young students read proficiently by third grade.

Parent Expectations

  • You can expect a family letter at the beginning of each reading unit that outlines the unit’s goals and objectives and ways to support your child at home. Depending on your child’s grade level, they will occasionally bring home activities that they can do at home to reinforce the skills being taught at school.


  • How much homework will my student have each night? 

  • What will a reading lesson look like for my student?

  • What will my students be reading?

  • How often are students tested?

  • How do I see results from the literacy screener (mClass)?

  • How can I get a head start on my students reading?