Looking to get your middle and high schoolers more interested in reading? Want to have interesting discussions with them about real life lessons? I was so excited to discover http://www.commonlit.org this week at my English team meeting. Commonlit offers teachers, parents and students access to texts organized by theme and lexile level (reading level of difficulty) and it’s all free! These articles are great for working with Common Core as students can defend their opinion using text based evidence. The articles are high interest and include themes such as : friendship/loyalty, morality, prejudice/discrimination, power & greed, resilience, technology, social pressure, and more. Students can read articles at their reading level (5th-12th) to improve comprehension and reduce frustration. Commonlit is also a great way to practice writing as each article has a writing prompt question that can be answered and defended using the article. I definitely plan to incorporate this into my teaching and tutoring and wanted to share it with you.