Teacher Review for CommonLit

Excellent resource that is easy to differentiate, paired texts that are interesting and engaging!

My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Assigned to classes that were formed. Students who need scaffolding can have "guided practice" enabled, also has a read aloud option and highlighting for additional support. Open ended questions contain examples of quality answers to help in scoring, while the multiple choice questions are scored for you. The variety of texts allows you to pair with any genre you're reading or writing to.
My Take
I love this teaching tool. The ease of getting it running, the ability for kids to access it and the thoroughness of it makes it a quality tool in my classroom. I can monitor students ability to read and respond to text at their speed and pull small groups while others are working constructively from the site.