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?
- Is CommonLit 360 really free?
- My school does not use Google. How can we access the CommonLit 360 Google materials?
- How do I grade and view data for a CommonLit 360 lesson?
- What is a reading modality?
- How do I assign a CommonLit 360 reading lesson? How can I customize a CommonLit 360 reading lesson?
- How long is each CommonLit 360 lesson?
- How can I integrate Google Classroom with CommonLit 360?
- Can I teach a different grade’s CommonLit 360 unit to my students?
- What lessons can I assign directly on CommonLit.org?