How to access CommonLit

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is CommonLit and who has access?

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. The site contains over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages complemented by aligned interim assessments, growth-oriented data, and expert-led teacher development.

All teachers and students in ELA and social studies classes in grades 3-12 have access to CommonLit via Clever.

How do I login?

Go to Clever: www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack. Be sure to sign in using your BPS Gmail and password.

Look for the CommonLit icon under ELA/Literacy.

Teachers: Once you login to CommonLit via Clever, it is then up to each teacher to decide when they want to onboard their teacher account and associated student accounts through Clever. Please follow the instructions here to set up your CommonLit account.

What devices is it compatible with?

CommonLit works on laptops, Chromebooks, tablets, and phones.

Where can I learn more about CommonLit?

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Email help@commonlit.org or by clicking the "Help" button on the bottom right corner of the CommonLit screen.

For BPS-specific questions, contact Christine Landry (Academics) or Rhianon Gutierrez (Technology).

How did we do?

How to access Clever at Home

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