High school success and career readiness require the ability to understand complex texts, write coherently, and communicate with peers about complex ideas. Unfortunately, about 62% of students graduate high school each year in the U.S. unable to read proficiently. These students are much less likely to earn a bachelor’s degree or secure a high-wage job. CommonLit addresses this problem by giving teachers the tools they need to deliver rigorous, engaging, and data-driven instruction in reading every day.
At www.commonlit.org, 5th-12th grade teachers can access a free digital collection of news articles, short stories, poems, scientific articles, and historical documents – all organized by the themes students love to discuss. Teachers use CommonLit’s free platform to find and plan lessons, and collect actionable data about student progress in reading and writing that they can use to plan tomorrow’s lesson and meet the unique needs of individual students.
CommonLit is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.