CommonLit Poetry

Engage Their Minds April 16, 2018
Since it is National Poetry Month, I thought I would remind you of CommonLit, which does have quite a few poetry offerings. Because CommonLit is a nonprofit organization, it promises that its resources will always be free for teachers. Take advantage of this site to encourage deeper reading, discussion, and connections.

CommonLit’s Free, High-Quality, Common-Core-Aligned Reading Passages and Literacy Resources

KQED April 10, 2018 is anything but common. It is a powerful resource. Try it for yourself, especially if you are tired of jumping from one resource to another. You might just find the resource love of your life.

How an Education Nonprofit Grew as Fast as Facebook

The Chronicle of Philanthropy March 7, 2018
Michelle Brown had a simple idea: Build a free online library of reading materials for teachers and students. Turning the idea into a nonprofit called CommonLit was not nearly as simple. She had to raise money, hire software engineers, and secure the rights to readings that would appeal to kids with varying interests and reading levels. For a while, she took no salary and funded the organization with money...

Top 10 Educational Websites for Literacy of 2018

Homeschool Base January 1, 2018
We use CommonLit as a base for middle and high school classes. They have hundreds of FREE short passages. Each comes with questions for students and a guide for teachers.

18 D.C.-Area Startups to Watch in 2018

DC Inno December 11, 2017
Sure, CommonLit is technically a nonprofit. The education platform has user numbers to rival those of Facebook in its early days. Startup growth in a nonprofit model is nothing to ignore. This time last year, founder and CEO Michelle Brown was moving out of 1776 and into their Eastern Market office space. CommonLit also landed a $3.9 million grant from the Department of Education last year. They’ve grown from three full-time employees to a team of 17, and Brown has plans to hire more.

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