Find free fiction, nonfiction texts and lesson resources for grades 3-12 ELA on CommonLit

CommonLit offers a free collection of both fiction and nonfiction text resources intended for grades 3-12 students. Teachers, parents and learners can search and filter the collection by Lexile level, grade level, theme, genre, literary device, or common core standard. The texts featured range a vast number of genres, promising something of interest and educational value for any young reader. Some currently popular featured text sets include “COVID-19: Texts about Human Kindness, Disease, Health and Self Care” as well as “Powerful Women for Women’s History Month”, but there are sets about many other topics as well. There are even curated text sets that pair with commonly taught novels that student may have recently read or may be assigned to read while completing elearning assignments, these are located under “book pairings.” Within each text set, there are guiding questions, assessments, and discussion topics to help parents and educators direct instruction. Tools such as read aloud, translation and annotation help make these texts accessible to a wider range of learners. Help your learner develop the reading, writing, communication, and problem-solving skills they need to be successful in college and beyond by accessing