Teaching Resource: CommonLit

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Free reading passages and literacy resources: CommonLit
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What is it?

CommonLit is a free online library, providing hundreds of fiction and non-fiction texts that can be used in the classroom. The collection includes short stories, poems, historical documents, and reading passages. Each text has suggested question sets, related passages and media.

Teachers can use the platform to assign digital lessons, import classes or students from Google Classroom or even print and distribute the text and question. For the online platform users, CommonLit offers an online grading, feedback and data report feature.

The search feature can be filtered by book, genre, grade level, literary device or theme. This makes it easier for teachers to find texts that accompany the content being taught.

Check out this CommonLit explainer video for more details.

We believe in the transformative power of a great text, and a great question. That’s why we are committed to keeping CommonLit completely free, forever.

https://www.commonlit.org/en/about

How can it be used?

CommonLit can be used to support your literacy instruction. More specifically try using CommonLit as:

  • A planning tool
  • Modelled, Guided, or Independent reading texts
  • Reading groups or rotation
  • Comprehension activities
  • Literacy intervention texts for support staff/teacher aides
  • Texts to accompany a theme
  • Texts to teach a well being theme or lesson.

How would you/do you use CommonLit?

Tweet: How do you source your reading texts to support literary instruction? Resource Sharing Series Post 1. Teaching Resource: CommonLit. https://ctt.ac/9Tuw3+ via @TrudyFNQ @CommonLit

What’s next?

  • Post 2 Teaching Resource: Every-day Edit

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