CommonLit’s School Essentials packages give schools and districts the tools and training they need to take full advantage of CommonLit’s digital program.
CommonLit.org is a digital literacy program that has been proven to accelerate growth for students in grades 3–12. CommonLit’s digital library includes over 2,500 English/Spanish authentic texts for grades 3–12 and comprehensive instructional units for grades 6–10. CommonLit’s digital literacy program also provides accessibility tools that support differentiation and easy-to-use data tools to track student progress.
In SY 21–22, your team purchased the CommonLit School Essentials package. For SY 22–23, you can renew CommonLit School Essentials ($1,750 / school) or upgrade to CommonLit School Essentials PRO ($3,000 / school).
Here is an outline of all of the features included in these two packages:
You can read more about the great tools and supports included in these packages below:
Live Webinar Trainings
CommonLit’s instructional team will also lead up to two live webinars for your team throughout the school year. Many schools choose to start the year with an introductory webinar that helps teachers master the basics of browsing CommonLit’s digital library, customizing lessons, and tracking student progress.
As the year progresses, we’ll work with your team to identify additional training needs. We’re excited to lead additional training on data-driven instruction, best practices for using CommonLit 360, or strategies for differentiated instruction.
CommonLit Professional Development Portal
This on-demand training library includes over 50 trainings that focus on best practices for using CommonLit’s full digital program. Each module can be completed independently or facilitated by an instructional leader. Trainings focus on a range of topics including best practices for lesson planning, data-driven instruction, and parent communication.
The PD Portal also includes dozens of trainings that support the effective use of CommonLit 360. Trainings focus on high-leverage instructional best practices and specific strategies for each 360 Unit.
Rostering & Onboarding Support
With Clever (or Google Classroom), roster management is made easy. We will work with your team to choose the best rostering solution for your teachers and students. Students can quickly log in to CommonLit via Single Sign-On and teachers can focus on instruction (instead of resetting student passwords).
Priority Customer Support
During the school year, your team will also have access to a dedicated account manager from CommonLit’s District Success team. This account manager will be on hand to provide consultative support to instructional leaders, and teachers will receive an answer to all technical questions within one business day.
CommonLit Assessment Series
With CommonLit’s Assessment Series, teachers in grades 3–12 gain access to 3 specialized benchmark assessments — a Pre-, Mid-, and Post-Assessment. The Pre-Assessment allows teachers to collect diagnostic reading data at the start of the year. The Mid-Year Assessment can be used to track student progress during the year and pinpoint areas where students are struggling. Finally, the Post-Assessment can be used to give teachers and administrators a comprehensive understanding of students’ growth throughout the year.
CommonLit’s Canvas Integration (PRO Only)
CommonLit’s Canvas integration is a powerful time-saver that teachers will love! The integration includes 3 key benefits:
- Teachers can seamlessly import their classes from Canvas to CommonLit.
- Students can complete assigned CommonLit lessons directly from their Canvas account.
- Teachers can send student grades from CommonLit assignments back to their Canvas grade book.
Formative Data Tracking for Administrators (PRO Only)
With access to CommonLit’s school and district-wide data reports, which are exclusively available with CommonLit School Essentials PRO, administrators are able to closely monitor student usage and achievement on CommonLit.
CommonLit’s data dashboards make it easy for administrators to monitor how students are performing on all lessons and assessments.
Each reading passage in the CommonLit library includes approximately 5–8 standards-aligned text-dependent questions. With this program, administrators are able to view school-wide student performance on any CommonLit lesson or benchmark assessment they complete. With access to CommonLit’s formative data tracking tools, teachers and administrators can closely monitor trends, set goals for students, and adjust instruction to better meet the needs of all learners.
We’re eager to continue our partnership with your team!
Once you’re ready to renew CommonLit School Essentials or upgrade to CommonLit School Essentials PRO for SY 22–23, please reach out to your CommonLit Account Manager directly to discuss next steps.