Each short-answer question includes an “exemplar” that is meant to provide guidance for teachers who are grading short-answer responses by showing what an exemplary student response should contain. You can access these exemplars by selecting the Teacher Guide tab, which can be found in the navigation bar at the top of every CommonLit text. You can also find these exemplars on the grading page above the submitted responses.
These exemplars are currently not written as sample student answers and were not intended to be shared with students.
Are you a foundation interested in supporting an initiative to develop student exemplars? If so, please get in touch by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.