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CommonLit.Org: Pushing Kids at All Reading Levels to Think Deeply

At, parents can access a FREE collection of short stories, news articles, historical documents, and excerpts of classic literature–all organized by the themes kids love to discuss.

CommonLit was made by a passionate group of middle school reading teachers whose aim is to develop the best free collection of high-quality, leveled short texts that can be easily paired together for a writing activity, group discussion, or analytical close reading. It is a “ground up” resource: the team loves feedback and incorporates suggestions from parents.

Check it out–and keep coming back–there are more texts coming soon! 

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