CommonLit The Library
CommonLit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 3rd-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter our collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.
The Scholarship Jacket
Marta is a straight-A student who has earned a scholarship jacket, but her financial situation – and an unjust school leader – may prevent her from receiving her reward.
A Horseman in the Sky
A young Virginian man joins the Union Army during the American Civil War and has to make a difficult decision after falling asleep on one of his watches.
A man is put in a rather uncomfortable situation when he discovers that he and his female companion are not alone inside of a train compartment.
On a Mountain Trail
Harry Perry Robinson
A suspenseful story in which two men are chased by hungry wolves on a forest mountain trail.
The Man in the Well
A group of children abandon a man to die in a well in this poignant portrayal of the cruelty of children.
William Butler Yeats
Yeats reveals his torn emotions about the Easter Rising, an armed rebellion against British rule in Ireland.
To Build A Fire
A man ignores warnings and slowly freezes to death in the wilderness.
Two bitter enemies are trapped in the woods together, and the lines between friendship and enmity are tested.