When you assign a CommonLit text to students, they will be asked to read the text and complete the set of assessment questions. Teachers have the option to also assign guided reading questions for students to complete and submit.
Currently, students cannot respond to a text’s discussion questions through the platform. This means that the discussion questions will never count toward a student’s grade on his or her assignment.
We recommend that teachers use the discussion questions to lead an oral debate in class. Print out the “Discussion Questions” page by clicking “Download PDF” just above the text’s title. Then, distribute this handout to students and ask them to brainstorm their answers in writing before discussing it with their peers.