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.
The Golden Calf
This religious excerpt documents how, in Moses’s absence, the Israelites began to worship a golden idol instead of their God.
An Excerpt From The Story of Cain and Abel from Genesis 4
Cain commits the first murder of mankind in Genesis 4.
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.
Exodus 1: Israelites Oppressed
An account of the enslavement of the Israelites in ancient Egypt by the Pharoh
The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments are a set of Biblical principles that defined "right" and "wrong."