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.
Stalking squirrels for science
In this informational text, an ecologist conducts an experiment with squirrels.
Rachel M. Barker
In this informational text, the author discusses geology and different types of rocks.
What Is Mars?
In this NASA article, the author discusses scientists' study of Mars.
What Is A Supernova?
This NASA articles provides information about supernovas.
What Is a Black Hole?
This NASA article provides information about black holes.
Scientists confirm ‘greenhouse’ effect of human’s CO2
Thomas Sumner discusses a study on the effects of CO2 emissions.
What’s What with the Rostra?
Sarah Linn discusses the places for public speaking in Ancient Rome.
Baseball: From pitch to hits
Stephen Orne discusses the science behind throwing and hitting a baseball.
Take A Look at Roman Art
Julia Troche discusses sculptures of Augustus, the first emperor of Rome.
How did Greeks and Romans Write?
Angela Murock Hussein
Angela Murock Hussein discusses writing during ancient Greek and Roman times.
Athens vs. Rome
Chaddie Kruger discusses Athens’ and Rome’s shift to democracy.
The Golden Age of Athens
Collomia Charles describes the Golden Age of ancient Athens.
Can DNA Editing Save Endangered Species?
Kathiann Kowalski discusses how DNA editing could help save endangered species.
Going, Going, Gone!
Xyza: News for Kids
Famous street artist Banksy made it so his painting destroyed itself at auction.
Explainer: Global warming and the greenhouse effect
Agnieszka Biskup explains the greenhouse effect and why the Earth is warming.
Down the Drain
Marshall Joseph Becker
Archeologists explore an area that would have been the center of downtown Rome 2,000 years ago.
Raindrops break the speed limit
Stephen Ornes discusses the physics that affect how fast raindrops fall.
Why Paralympic sprinters have trouble with curves
Helen Thompson discusses a study about how physics affects the performance of sprinters with prosthetic legs.