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.
Cultural Common Ground Gets Harder To Come By
American culture is sliced up in so many different ways that what's popular with one group can go virtually unnoticed by another, writes Blair.
Army Eyes 3D Printed Food for Soldiers
3-D printing technology will make it possible for the army to print nutritious food for soldiers.
Anti-Social Networks? We’re Just As Cliquey Online
Social media sites can act as "echo chambers" that primarily reinforce old cliques
Many Younger Facebook Users 'Unfriend' The Network
Some younger Facebook users report disillusionment with the social network.
Oldest Known Holocaust Survivor Dies; Pianist Was 110
Alice Herz-Sommer survived a Nazi concentration camp and lived happily until she died at age 110.
At The Head of Her Class, and Homeless
Rashema Melson, a senior from Washington D.C., excelled in school despite the odds.
Chernobyl: Interviews From Inside a Nuclear Disaster Area
Interviews That Matter
Chernobyl was the worst nuclear disaster in history.
The White Man's Burden
Rudyard Kipling argues that is America's moral imperative to colonize and rule non-white nations.
Why Do We Hate Love?
Robert Firestone, Ph.D.
Loving another person and accepting love from another person can be a painful experience.
The Role Reverser: Growing Up Too Soon
Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D.
In this article, Dr. Gregory L. Jantz tells us a story of boy named Adam who "grew up too soon" after his parent's divorce.
The Donkey, the Fox, and the Lion
A fox chooses to betray his friend, the donkey, to save himself from the lion.
America the Beautiful
Katharine Lee Bates
This famous American patriotic song captures the vision of America a century ago.
Two Finalists Vie To Be 'Master Chef Junior'
David Greene (Host)
'Master Chef Junior' finalists set a good example for adult counterparts in final competition.
Excerpt from Walden: “Economy”
Henry David Thoreau
Thoreau was an avid nature-lover and questioned the value of integrating technology into society.
Thousands of Years from Now
Hans Christian Andersen
Hans Christian Andersen imagines what the future will be like.
Conformity is the act of matching one’s beliefs or actions to the norms of a larger social group.
Soccer games have long been associated with violence and delinquent behavior.
First They Came…
This famous quotation was written by a Lutheran pastor who was plagued by guilt for not speaking up during the Holocaust.
The Third Wave
In 1967, a history teacher's social experiment based on the leadership tactics of the Third Reich got out of control.