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.
Chemo Side Effects: Memory
A speaker describes their struggles with memory.
Excerpt from “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God”
British Colonial Christian preacher, Jonathan Edwards, describes hell as a real place.
Twice I Walked With Dinosaurs
A speaker describes encounters with a baby shark and an alligator.
A speaker describes their ancestors coming to America through Ellis Island.
The Truman Doctrine Speech
President Harry S. Truman
President Truman asks the Congress for the resources to aid Greece and Turkey during the Cold War.
Excerpt from “Nature”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Ralph Waldo Emerson discusses his appreciation for nature.
A speaker describes a man’s experience after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.
What My Father Said
A boy wants to play football with his friends, but is put to work by his dad.