In order to simplify planning and coaching across grade levels, CommonLit 360 units align vertically through text genres and unit writing outcomes. For example, every first unit of instruction across grades 6- 10 begins with engaging short stories that center around complex plots and the experiences of diverse characters. This vertical alignment allows professional learning communities (PLCs), coaches, and other leaders to foster collaboration within an ELA department. This design also allows for more coherent coaching and professional learning opportunities as teachers move in parallel toward common goals.
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- Does CommonLit offer a comprehensive curriculum?
- Where did my favorite unit go?
- Why did my favorite text change?
- Is CommonLit 360 really free?
- How can I teach CommonLit 360 Writing Lessons?
- Where are the Guided Reading Mode Questions in 360 lessons?
- How does CommonLit 360 develop reading skills?
- Can I use CommonLit 360 as a Tier 2/3 Intervention?
- Will CommonLit 360 include novels? What novels are included? Will the novels be provided?
- Where can I view data from CommonLit 360 Writing Lessons and Vocabulary Quizzes?