CommonLit is a free collection of fiction and nonfiction for 5th-12th grade classrooms. Search and filter our collection by lexile, grade, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard.
Once Upon a Time
A family in South Africa tries to protect their home from intruders and live happily ever after.
The Princess and the Pea
Hans Christian Andersen
In this traditional fairytale, a royal family finds a way to determine whether or not someone is a true princess.
The Two Brothers
Two brothers trying to live charitably react very differently when they stumble into a fortune.
The Selfish Giant
A selfish giant learns a powerful lesson about friendship and kindness.
Jack and the Beanstalk
In this classic fairy tale, a poor young boy braves considerable danger to acquire a fortune.
The Three Questions
A king tries to gain control over the future, which is unknown.
The Story of David and Goliath
The Book of Samuel
In this classic story about the triumph of an underdog, a young shepherd defeats a giant warrior with courage and faith.
The Story of the Bad Little Boy
An ironic tale of a naughty child who doesn't quite get what he deserves.
The Worst Sin
On Judgment Day, God must evaluate the sins of multiple men, including one who showed complete indifference to the wrongdoing all around him.