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From the website: “CommonLit is a free digital collection of fiction and nonfiction for classrooms… [It] delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12. Our resources are:
Aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
Created by teachers, for teachers.”
This website is very helpful for educators looking to select texts for lesson plans. The site takes users through a process to choose appropriate texts for their students. This process includes choosing a theme, discussion question, and grade level-band, and then selecting from a few targeted texts. The site also includes text-dependent and discussion questions, vocabulary definitions, paired texts, and teacher guides.