Teacher Review for CommonLit

Very Useful!

Melanie V.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Homework
Knowledge gain
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Just tried this out and I think it is great! English students are able to study news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents all on the same platform! It is easy to use and free to sign up. I do wish that there was an option for difficulty levels.
My Take
I really am a fan of this application. Having access to so many news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents is very helpful for students. Being that I teach English, this is a dream. Assignments can be given directly on this platform and to make things even easier, this tool has a grading/feedback option as well. I can assign readings from the time period we are studying or use this as a historical background tool when teaching literature. This tool also translates words, defines words and helps students understand what they are reading.