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.
A boy agrees to meet one of his classmates at a castle, not knowing what to expect.
The Lights of Saint Lucia
Two sisters have important morning traditions for Saint Lucia Day.
The Little Girl Who Would Not Work
Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
A little girl would rather play all day than work.
A girl struggles to get her grandfather to see her as American.
Reading to Max
A boy reads to a cat at an animal shelter.
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.
A futurist society achieves equality at a steep cost.
Who Are You Today, María?
Judith Ortiz Cofer
A girl dresses up for Who You Are Day at school.
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.
A Sound of Thunder
A man travels back in time to when the dinosaurs roamed the Earth.
The Poor Man and the Flask of Oil
Maude Barrows Dutton
A poor man receives a gift from his neighbor.
The Wind and the Sun
Horace E. Scudder
In this fable, the Wind and the Sun compete to see who can get a man's coat off.
A boy decides to get revenge on a teacher he believes has been unfair to him.