Everything an Elementary Teacher Needs to Get Started with CommonLit

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Everything an elementary teacher needs to get started with CommonLit: Class creation, selecting a text, using our digital tools, and more!

CommonLit’s digital literacy program has high-quality and engaging stories, scaffolds for all learners, and easy-to-use data-tracking tools for teachers. Our team has created this resource bank filled with FAQ articles, blog posts, and videos to help you make the most of CommonLit.org with your elementary students.

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Sign up for our elementary webinar here.

Digital Learning with CommonLit Webinar for Elementary Educators

Our introductory webinar goes over everything you need to know to use CommonLit with your elementary students. If you haven’t joined a webinar yet, here is the link to register. It’s the best way to learn about CommonLit and how best to use it with elementary students — live with members of our team!

You will learn how to create an account, navigate our library of lessons, create a class, add students and co-teachers to your class, assign a lesson digitally, grade a lesson, and analyze data. You will also see CommonLit from a student’s perspective and learn how to use our various digital tools. If you can’t make a live session, here is a recording of a past webinar.

Getting Started With CommonLit

CommonLit’s library and digital tools

Here are some links to help you explore our amazing library of lessons for grades 3, 4, and 5.

CommonLit’s digital tools

In addition to some of our favorite lessons for elementary students, you will find resources to help you utilize our digital tools with students. Our team has worked hard to build several features to help you differentiate instruction and meet the needs of your students.

CommonLit digital class set-up

12 texts in CommonLit's elementary library.

Grading and viewing student data on CommonLit

Keep in touch with CommonLit

To stay up to date on all of our new features, gain insight on all of our tools, and see videos about our digital program visit the following pages:

Not seeing what you are looking for? Please visit our FAQ Page and see if we have a support article for you. If not, please feel free to email help@commonlit.org (teachers) or partnerships@commonlit.org (school leaders and district administrators)! We are here for you.