Welcome to CommonLit's Full-Year Curriculum Pilot Program!

Welcome to CommonLit's Full-Year Curriculum Pilot Program!

This newsletter is designed for teachers and administrators who are piloting CommonLit’s full-year curriculum during the 2019–20 academic year.

Several times per month, our instructional support team will send a newsletter as a way to keep you updated on everything you need to know about CommonLit’s new curriculum.

Why read this? The newsletter will alert you when new units are released on the digital platform, provide helpful resources including videos and webinars, and share ways that you can connect with CommonLit to provide feedback on our lessons, units, and digital platform.

Thanks for using CommonLit!

Key Updates

HOW DO I GET ACCESS TO THE CURRICULUM?: To access CommonLit’s new full-year curriculum, go to CommonLit.org/Units and log in with your school-based email address. Within each unit, you’ll find all of the vocabulary, reading, writing, and discussion lessons for each unit across grades 6–10.

When you log in to CommonLit.org/units, these are the units you should see. If you do not see these units, email Pilots@commonlit.org.

If you’re having any issues accessing the new CommonLit units, please email Pilots@CommonLit.org so we can help you get set up.

WHEN WILL NEW UNITS BE READY?: Check out the high school Grade 9–10 Scope & Sequence, and middle school Grade 6–8 Scope & Sequence to see when the next unit will be released.

NEW: Grade 9, Unit 3 “People & The Environment” is now available on the CommonLit.org. Log in today to preview it here.

NEW: Grade 10, Unit 3 “Science Fiction as Social Commentary” is now available on CommonLit.org. Log in today to preview it here.

Take Vocabulary Instruction to the Next Level!

Each unit in CommonLit’s curriculum includes at least 1 packet of vocabulary activities. To learn how to use these activities and when to introduce them in class, check out this blog post.

Each CommonLit Vocabulary Packet comes with 5 sets of activities to help students learn and use high-leverage academic vocabulary words. The packet shown above is from Unit 1, Grade 6: Characters Who Change and Grow.

Help Getting Started

Get Ready for Day 1: Learn how Sarai (Grade 9) prepares for a CommonLit lesson in this Teacher-to-Teacher Video:

Get in Touch: At CommonLit, we’re committed to ensuring that you have a successful experience with our new full-year curriculum. If you have any questions about the curriculum, please email Pilots@CommonLit.org. Our team is on standby to help.

Access Live Chat Support: If you have specific questions about how to access our resources on CommonLit.org/Units, click on the chat button at the bottom of the page. You’ll be connected to our team right away for live support.

Click the help button on the bottom right side of the page to get immediate technical assistance.