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.
This famous poem deals with the tensions and questions of human existence.
The Blind Men and the Elephant
John Godfrey Saxe
A famous retelling of an Indian parable that deals with perception and the subjective nature of truth.
Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet
In these excerpts, the star-crossed lovers lament the family names that made them mortal enemies.