CommonLit is a nonprofit education technology organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.

We believe in providing teachers with all the resources they need to set their students up for success, while also encouraging best practices in the classroom. That’s why the CommonLit Literacy Model is built on a foundation of over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12, complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.

Our resources are:

  • Flexible
  • Research-Based
  • Effective, as proven by third-party review
  • Aligned to the Common Core State Standards
  • Created by teachers, for teachers.

Our theory of action is that through these resources and services, the CommonLit Literacy Model will build teacher capacity to use instructional best practices. See why teachers everywhere are turning to CommonLit by browsing our library today.


I use CommonLit all the time when planning my unit and yearly curriculum. Materials are rigorous and relevant in an easy-to-find, teacher-friendly format. I can tell it is a resource written by teachers, which is so important!

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Noel Quivey

High School Teacher

CommonLit offers a unique resource in support of literacy and critical thinking. The wonderful collection of free and accessible texts enables students to explore enduring themes.

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Jay McTighe

Understanding by Design

CommonLit serves an immediate need felt by all teachers who are trying to align their instruction to the Common Core Standards...I work with teachers every day who could benefit greatly from this resource.

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Ryan McCarty

Literacy Director


As an ELA curriculum director for the Match network of charter schools, I have found no resource that is more valuable or immediately impactful in the classroom.

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Kim Nicoll

ELA Director


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