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.
Impossible to Train
Three characters discuss training their pets.
Emergency on the Mountain
A young girl must act quickly when there’s an emergency.
A boy wants to be named the most valuable player during his basketball team’s championship game.
Francesca Lia Block
A blue creature appears before a young girl after her mother leaves.
The White Nights of Ramadan
A Muslim family celebrates Girgian in the middle of the month of Ramadan.
A girl living in England during World War II is bullied by one of her classmates.
A boy agrees to meet one of his classmates at a castle, not knowing what to expect.
The Lights of Saint Lucia
Two sisters have important morning traditions for Saint Lucia Day.
A girl struggles to get her grandfather to see her as American.
Reading to Max
A boy reads to a cat at an animal shelter.
Toni Cade Bambara
A girl takes her brother to a track race she’s participating in.
Tuesday of the Other June
Norma Fox Mazer
A young girl is bullied by someone with the same name.
A boy must act quickly when he hears a tornado warning.
A futurist society achieves equality at a steep cost.
Who Are You Today, María?
Judith Ortiz Cofer
A girl dresses up for Who You Are Day at school.
Daughter of Invention
A girl who has recently moved from the Dominican Republic to America prepares a speech to present in front of her school.
A Sound of Thunder
A man travels back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth.