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 September Night
George Marion McClellan
A speaker describes a September night in the bayou.
Chemo Side Effects: Memory
A speaker describes their struggles with memory.
Route 1 North, Philadelphia to Highland Park
A speaker describes driving with his father.
The Scientific Method
A speaker describes Thomas Edison’s laboratory and his work.
Twice I Walked With Dinosaurs
A speaker describes encounters with a baby shark and an alligator.
A speaker describes their ancestors coming to America through Ellis Island.
Excerpt from “The Lotos-Eaters”
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
A group of sailors experiences strange effects after eating a special flower.
Poem Resisting Arrest
A speaker describes a poem that questions its arrest.
The Mysterious Egg
A group of farm animals waits for a mysterious egg to hatch.