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.
After Hours in Kindergarten
A speaker describes art projects in the halls of their school during geography week.
Naomi Shihab Nye
A speaker comforts a woman by speaking with her in Arabic before a flight.
Diving for Treasure
A speaker describes a diver’s exploration of the ocean.
A speaker describes Humpty Dumpty’s attempts to find safety under a chicken.
Sleeping with the Baby
A speaker describes their baby’s difficulty sleeping through the night.
A speaker describes the process of practicing to master a skill.
The Days Have Names
A speaker considers why some things are named, while others go nameless.
The Snake's Advice
A snake gives advice to a distant ancestor of the human species.
Sylvia Earle: Deep Ocean Explorer
A speaker describes Sylvia Earle, a famous ocean explorer.
Ode on a Grecian Urn
In this poem, John Keats describes a series of images on a Grecian urn.
A speaker describes the experience of caring for someone close to her.