Teacher Review for CommonLit

Handy resource library of standard aligned texts, assessment questions, and paired media.

Kiera B.
Classroom teacher
Bingham High
South Jordan, United States
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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 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I love using CommonLit for several reasons. First, I love having a large library of texts to turn to when I want to focus on a specific standard or theme. Second, I love the data dashboard. It breaks down student performance by student, by standard. Lastly, I love that I can assign texts to specific students, enable guided reading mode, or use discussion questions to draw connections between multiple texts.
My Take
I think this is a great resource for teachers to use in their classrooms. It's not flashy or gamified, but it does focus on standards-based analysis of leveled texts. It's really been useful as a library to draw from when I want to focus on a specific standard or skill. I also really enjoyed using it for reteaching or extension activities for different personalized learning goals.