• CommonLit is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that “all students, especially students in Title I schools, graduate with reading, writing, communication and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond.” CommonLit offers over 2,000 high-quality free reading passages for grades 3-12. CommonLit offers a Parent Account Video Tutorial . This tutorial walks parents through setting up a free account.  Please share this worthwhile resource with parents of students in grades 3-12 in your district.


    ELA Guidebooks 9-12 (2020) Curriculum Guide has been updated on Louisiana Curriculum Hub to include new Section Diagnostic Data Collection Tools. Both a digital and paper-based version of these tools are available. The new Section Diagnostic Data Collection Tools allow teachers to collect data from student work in order to make instructional decisions grounded in observation and experience; provide a snapshot vision of how students are performing to determine high-level trends; and support teachers as they engage in step two of the lesson study protocol. Additionally, the grade 10 Life of Pi unit has been released and updates have been made to the grade 9 A Lesson Before Dying unit based on educator feedback. Please be sure to download the updated version of the teaching guide to support instruction.


    Finally, unit readers purchased through XanEdu are required for every student. Additional guidance about text access can be found on page 2 of the ELA Guidebooks Strong Start Instructional Materials Guidance document.