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Getting Started with Boost Reading

Tips for successful set up, log in, and implementation

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Enrollment information

We offer many enrollment options to best suit your needs.

If your district or school uses mCLASS, please visit the mCLASS enrollment guide for options and instructions to enroll your staff and students in Boost Reading.

Prepare and distribute login materials

If your students are using QR codes or their mCLASS/Amplify login credentials to access Boost Reading, you can use your Boost Reading Teacher Dashboard to download their login materials ahead of time.

How to prepare login materials

Follow these steps to access your students’ QR or Amplify login credentials:

  1. Log in to your Teacher Dashboard and click on Class Settings.

  2. Download credentials for the whole class or each individual student.

Note: It can take a few moments to download students' login credentials, but you can continue to use your dashboard while you wait.

How to distribute login materials

Our login cards help make it easier for students to log in to Boost Reading. When not in use, store the login cards for safekeeping.

Note: We recommend laminating or printing login cards on cardstock to prevent damage.

Student login

We offer a variety of login methods to support the unique needs of students and classes. Use the following recommendations to choose the best login method for your class:

  • Integrated solutions: Clever, ClassLink, Schoology, District Single Sign-On (SSO), etc. If your school uses a supported, third-party integration, this is the easiest way to streamline the login experience for your students.

    • Best for: Efficient student login on devices with cameras.

    • Not recommended if: Your students’ devices do not have cameras.

  • Amplify username and password login (for mCLASS users only)

    • Best for: Students who use mCLASS whose devices do not have cameras.

    • Not recommended for: Younger students who do not yet have typing skills; also, students who do not use mCLASS.

Educator login

There are two ways you can log in to the educator experience:

Unsure of what method you should use? Ask your administrator about your setup for Boost Reading.

Usage recommendations

There are a variety of ways you can use Boost Reading to support your students’ reading journeys, both in and outside of the classroom.

Our weekly usage recommendations:

  • 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.

Note: All active time a student spends in the program is counted for usage reporting in educator and administrator reporting.

Suggestions for when and how students can use Boost Reading:

  • During small group or center time

  • During choice time

  • During intervention blocks

  • As part of the English Language Arts block

  • After school

  • At home

  • During school breaks

Implementation guides

Boost Reading and mCLASS

This downloadable implementation guide shows the various ways that Boost Reading and mCLASS can be used together to help each and every student — whether they need support or enrichment — on their unique path to reading success. Data from mCLASS and Boost Reading together can be used to understand student learning and instructional needs.

Boost Reading and Core Knowledge Language Arts (CKLA)

Amplify CKLA is a core curriculum for Grades K–5 that supports educators in delivering systematic and explicit instruction in the skills students need to become proficient readers. The deep engagement and individualized practice that students get when they use Boost Reading helps to reinforce and solidify the concepts and skills they learn in core instruction.

This downloadable implementation guide details the many ways that you can integrate CKLA and Boost Reading to give your students the most and best opportunities to boost their reading skills.

For more information, and to learn more about Boost Reading, please refer to our Teacher Guide.

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