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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- Is CommonLit 360 available in Spanish?
- When will CommonLit 360 be available?
- Does CommonLit offer a comprehensive curriculum?
- How was the CommonLit 360 curriculum developed?
- How are CommonLit 360 texts selected?
- How does CommonLit 360 approach text complexity?
- How is CommonLit 360 horizontally aligned?
- How is CommonLit 360 vertically aligned?
- Has the CommonLit 360 curriculum been externally evaluated?
- Can teachers use CommonLit 360 units out of order or for intervention?