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.
A boy tries to impress a girl on the first day of seventh grade.
A Respectable Woman
A woman’s morals are tested when her husband’s friend comes to visit.
On her birthday, a young girl is embarrassed when she is forced to wear a sweater that is not hers.
This poem explores the relationship between a boy and his father, and the impact of his father’s eventual absence.
The Two Brothers
Two brothers trying to live charitably react very differently when they stumble into a fortune.
It Is Raining on the House of Anne Frank
Tourists in Amsterdam wait to explore the house of Anne Frank.
The Third Wish
A man asks for three wishes after saving a swan that happens to be the King of the Forest.
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.
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.
'To Be Or Not To Be' Soliloquy
In this famous soliloquy, Hamlet contemplates suicide and discusses why men are moved to inaction.
Two bitter enemies are trapped in the woods together, and the lines between friendship and enmity are tested.
A young boy's obsession with the girl next door leads him on a journey that ends in a harsh realization.