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.
The Lure of Shakespeare
Robert W. Butler
Robert W. Butler discusses William Shakespeare’s success as a playwright.
Shakespeare's Other World
Kim Zarins discusses the otherworldly creatures of William Shakespeare's plays The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Justice for All
Lynn Rymarz discusses how Ida B. Wells confronted racial injustice on a train.
The Late Troubles at Salem
Marjorie Rackliffe discusses the unfair witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts.
Any More Earths Out There?
Vicki Oransky Wittenstein
Vicki Oransky Wittenstein discusses astronomers' work to find planets outside of our solar system.
A Sound of Thunder
A man travels back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
Lather and Nothing Else
A nervous barber shaves a military captain.