Before students can begin an assignment, they must be enrolled in a class for which you have created an assignment. You can create a class by importing from Google Classroom, importing with Clever, or manually creating a class.
Below is a video on the student experience:
To begin the assignment, students should first login to their CommonLit account. Once logged in, they will see a notification bell in the top right corner of their screen indicating that they have an assignment to complete.
Direct students to their “My Assignments” page. When students mouse over the assignment, it will say “Begin Assignment.” To begin, students simply click the assignment.
From there, students will be prompted to read a short introduction with directions for what they should focus on while reading. Students should click “OK” and begin reading the text.
If you have enabled Guided Reading Mode for this assignment, students will answer guiding questions as they read through the text. Once they have completed the text and the guiding questions, they can begin the assessment.
To begin answering the text-dependent questions, students must simply click the “Begin Assignment” button located on the panel on the right of the screen.
If you do not want your students to complete their assignments online, you can also print out the assignments for students to complete on paper. Simply click the “Download PDF” button above the title on any text’s page.