Spotlight is an app within the Amplify ELA platform that enables teachers to easily highlight examples of student work and project excerpts for instruction—or simply for student appreciation. Teachers can copy student responses from Classwork and paste them into Spotlight "walls" to share with the class.

How to add Spotlights

  1. Open Classwork to read student writing.

  2. Open the Spotlight app and start creating a Spotlight wall.

  3. As you read student writing in Classwork, look for strong examples of student work.

  4. Click the “Copy Writing” button below the student response to copy their writing to the clipboard.

  5. In the Spotlight app, paste the excerpt on the wall, and trim it down if needed. The excerpt should be bite-sized—300 words or fewer—so that you can Spotlight at least 2 or 3 students a day with a big font that is easy to read quickly. Next, correct any spelling or mechanical errors select the student, tag the skill, and post the excerpt.

  6. Share the Spotlight with your students.

Note: Although teachers have the Spotlight app within the global navigation menu, students do not have access to the Spotlight app.

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