Guiding questions are optional, multiple-choice questions used to check for student understanding while reading a text. Teachers can enable guiding questions, or guided reading mode, for specific students or an entire class when they assign a text on the digital platform. Students have up to four tries to get each question correct, and teachers can view this data in the Assignment Report.
Assessment questions are text-dependent multiple-choice or short-answer-style questions that are evidence-based. This means that the student must refer back to the text to answer the question correctly.
Discussion questions are open-ended questions intended to be used in class to spark a discussion or debate. Students love to share their opinions with their peers, and studies show that students learn more in discussion-based classrooms. To learn more about out the research that supports CommonLit instructional practices, visit our research page.