Using Amplify Reading at home
Whether your classroom is fully remote, or you’d like your students to spend extra time in the program outside of class, Amplify Reading is ideal for personalized practice at home. Students can use it on their own (no adult supervision needed!) on a variety of common devices, including Chromebooks, tablets, laptops, and desktops.
Regular usage can help students extend their reading growth and fill in any gaps that may emerge during extended periods of remote learning.
Logging in from home
There are several different ways your students can access Amplify Reading from home:
Integrated Solutions (Clever, ClassLink, LMS, or District SSO): If your school uses a supported third party integration (Clever, ClassLink, LMS, or District SSO) with Amplify Reading, this is the easiest way to streamline the login experience for your students.
Best for: Efficient, remote-friendly, young student login on camera-enabled devices
Not recommended if: Your students do not have camera-enabled devices
Best for: Students logging in at home without camera-enabled devices, or older students who know how to type
Not recommended for: Younger students who do not yet have typing skills
Note: Because Class Login can only be used on school- or district-approved devices, we do not recommend this login method for at home use.
Tips for students
Share these tips with your students to help them make the most of their time spent playing Amplify Reading at home:
Use headphones, and make sure the sound is turned on!
You can tap on the Alyx button (located at the top of the screen) to hear the directions again:
If you see an audio button, that means you can click on it to hear something read aloud:
If a word is underlined with a dashed line, that means you can click on it to see a pop-up and learn its definition:
Learning to read is tough work, and it’s OK if you don’t always know all the answers. Keep going, you’re growing!
Tips for parents and caregivers
In addition to sending an editable caregiver letter, we recommend you share the following tips to families whose students are using Amplify Reading at home:
Setting a Routine
Your child should play for about total of 30-60 minutes per week, depending on their grade level:
Students in grades K–3 should play for a total of 30-45 minutes per week, broken up into sessions lasting 10-15 minutes each
Students in grades 4–5 should play for a total of 40-60 minutes per week, broken up into sessions lasting 20-30 minutes each
Please note that your child’s teacher might have different and more specific usage recommendations
Many younger students play for about 15 minutes in a session before needing a break—learning how to read is tough work!
Sound is an important part of Amplify Reading, so make your child has headphones, or is in a quiet place when they play
Practice logging in with your child until they can do it independently
Keep their login information in a single place so they can get it on their own
Additional Guidance for Caregivers
If you ever have questions or need help, you can reach out to Amplify customer support at (833) 972-2738 or email@example.com from Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
If you see that your student is struggling with a game or question, do encourage them to keep trying, but don’t answer for them
Click here for more resources to support your students' parents and caregivers.
Note: Caregivers can also find this information on the Amplify Reading Family Resource Site. Click here to learn more about how Amplify Reading supports parents and caregivers.
Amplify Reading includes access to a large collection of printable activities that students can use offline and at home. From challenging skill practice activities to Curioso coloring pages, these resources are a great way for students to bring Amplify Reading home with them!