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.
Poetry Means the World to Me
Tony Medina explores the importance of poetry to Langston Hughes.
We Have Been Friends Together
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton
A speaker discusses a conflict they are having with their friend.
Two ducks get married and celebrate with their friends.
Naomi Shihab Nye
A speaker comforts a woman by speaking with her in Arabic before a flight.
Diving for Treasure
A speaker describes a diver’s exploration of the ocean.
A speaker describes Humpty Dumpty’s attempts to find safety under a chicken.
Sleeping with the Baby
A speaker describes their baby’s difficulty sleeping through the night.
A speaker describes the process of practicing to master a skill.
The Days Have Names
A speaker considers why some things are named, while others go nameless.
The Snake's Advice
A snake gives advice to a distant ancestor of the human species.
Sylvia Earle: Deep Ocean Explorer
A speaker describes Sylvia Earle, a famous ocean explorer.