Schools & Districts Spark Reading Growth with CommonLit School Essentials

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CommonLit School Essentials gives schools and districts access to onboarding and Professional Development supports needed to take full advantage of CommonLit’s digital program.

If you are ready to request a quote, please fill out this quick form or email

You might already be familiar with, a digital literacy program that has been proven to accelerate reading comprehension 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 6–12.

Teachers have come to love our digital literacy program’s reading curricula that save time for instruction, online accessibility tools that support differentiation, and easy-to-use data tools that help track student progress.

We’re offering two paid packages for SY 22–23: CommonLit School Essentials and CommonLit School Essentials PRO. In this blog post, we’ll be highlighting the benefits of CommonLit School Essentials.

For schools and districts looking to seamlessly roll out CommonLit’s program, School Essentials is the perfect fit. For $1,750 per school, it provides schools with:

If you’re also interested in CommonLit’s benchmark assessments, administrator data tracking tools, or Canvas integration, we recommend checking out this post on CommonLit Schools Essentials PRO, our most comprehensive package.

CommonLit School Essentials

Customized Onboarding Experience

With Clever, ClassLink (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).

If your team is interested in our Canvas integration, check out our School Essentials PRO blog post to learn more!

Dedicated Account Manager

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.

Live Webinar Trainings

CommonLit’s instructional team will also lead up to two teacher professional development workshops 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 needs. We’re excited to lead additional training on data-driven instruction, best practices for using CommonLit 360, or strategies for differentiated instruction. With this training, you can lean on formative data to develop reading intervention strategies for struggling readers.

CommonLit Professional Development Portal

This on-demand training library includes over 60 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 cover 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.

Next Steps

CommonLit is eager to support your team! If you are ready to request a quote, please fill out this quick form.

If you would like to learn more about CommonLit School Essentials, School Essentials PRO, or have questions about how to best roll out CommonLit in your school or district, email

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