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 staff have access to CommonLit via Clever, and all students in grades 6-12 also have access via Clever.

How do I login?

Chromebook, Tablet or Laptop: 

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.

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 Oneida Fox Roye (ELA) or Rhianon Gutierrez (Technology).

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