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.
What My Father Said
A boy wants to play football with his friends, but is put to work by his dad.
Reading to Max
A boy reads to a cat at an animal shelter.
When Women Stopped Coding
Steve Henn explores why fewer women are pursuing jobs in computer science.
Barbara Radner discusses different government jobs.
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.
‘Witch’ Burnings Haunt Kenyan Tribe
Gwen Thompkins discusses the burning of 11 accused witches in a Kenyan tribe in 2008.
A futurist society achieves equality at a steep cost.
Salem Memorializes Those Killed During Witch Trials
Merrit Kennedy discusses the opening of a memorial established on the site where 19 people were hanged during the Salem witch trials.
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.
Granuaile was a well-known female leader and pirate during the 16th century in Ireland.
Ain't I a Woman?
Sojourner Truth speaks on women's rights at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in 1851.