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CommonLit
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GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education
PRICING PLANS / License, Free
PLATFORMS / Web Browser

Repository of free English texts, organized by theme

Overview

CommonLit offers teachers a free online collection of Common Core aligned reading materials. Teachers can use CommonLit to find texts for students from 4th to 12th grade. All content is available for free online.

GOALS

CommonLit, a non-profit organization, offers teachers a free online collection of Common Core aligned reading materials. CommonLit hopes to help struggling students develop college ready reading skills.

APPROACH

Once on the CommonLit website, teachers are prompted to first choose a theme such as “America or “identity” to narrow down their choices. Next, teachers can select a discussion question related to their chosen theme and then to specify a reading grade level, ranging from 4th to 12th grade. At this point, CommonLit provides teachers with poems, news articles, short stories and more, all of which can be directly downloaded from their website without signing up. In addition to the text itself, each downloaded document comes with discussion questions and follow up reading suggestions.

CommonLit’s reading collection consists of reading materials that teachers have marked as particularly loved and discussed by students. After teachers identify texts of this type, CommonLit works to obtain the necessary copyrights and then offers the texts for free.

IMPLEMENTATION

CommonLit is built for any web-browser on both mobile and desktop.

PRICING

All of CommonLit’s reading materials are available for free.

WHO IS USING IT

Launched in 2014, CommonLit has over 1000 teachers using its reading materials.  

EDUCATOR REVIEWS

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Teacher & Member of Literacy Committee Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: High School, BYOD Devices

1. Make sure more people know about it.
2. Make sure ALL teachers know about it.
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Teacher & Member of Literacy Committee Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: High School, BYOD Devices

1. Make sure more people know about it.
2. Make sure ALL teachers know about it.
3. Get the creators of this out...

Teacher Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
School Type: Elementary School, High ELL Population, BYOD Devices

Would love a feature that aligns a search roll with theme and materials. Also more interactive technology within the text to allow students to highlight text to support their thinking use tools s...

PRICING PLANS

License

School/District Dashboard (Paid) - School administrators or district administrators
Can be purchased by School Leader or District Administrator.

Free

Free Plan for Teachers - Our entire content library and suite of analytics tools are free for individual teachers.
Can be purchased by Teacher.

TECHNOLOGY PLATFORMS

This product is accessible via a web browser.

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES

Standards

Common Core Aligned Common Core Aligned

Audience

For Parents For Parents
For Students For Students
For Teachers For Teachers
Home School Home School

Characteristics

Lesson Planning Lesson Planning
Open Education Resources Open Education Resources
Supplemental Supplemental

Subject Matter

History History
Language Arts Language Arts
Literature Literature
Reading Reading
Social Studies Social Studies