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Aesop's Fables

A fable is a story with a moral, or lesson, at the end. Aesop, a Greek author in the 6th century B.C.E., is perhaps the most famous fabulist, or fable writer. His charming stories teach children and adults important lessons about kindness, wisdom, and living with each other. This Reading Set includes some of Aesop's most beloved fables.

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Thumbelina Meets the King of the Flowers

"Thumbelina" is a story about a tiny girl and was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. This passage retells the part ...

537 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language and Summary

Playful Puppies

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

When Ava leaves her room, she has no idea what fun h...

349 Words, K-1st Grades, Summary

The Oriole and the Snipe

Sandy is a brownish snipe, and Oliver is a bright orange oriole. They discover they have a lot of differences between them. The...

510 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Going to the Zoo

by RV staff writer J.C.

A class trip to the zoo means Olivia sees many anima...

290 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 0 - 490L, Point of View and Summary

The Princess and the Green Troll

A queen spoils her daughter, and the princess grows up vain and conceited. When it is time to marry, the princess thinks all pr...

622 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 500L - 790L, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

Tachel and Shen, Brother Stars

Tachel and Shen were stars in the heavens. They were brothers who did everything together. Then one day Tachel lost his favorit...

517 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, 0 - 490L, Story Elements and Summary

The Wolf and the House Dog

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Although Aesop's fables were written thousands of ye...

348 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 500L - 790L, Context Clues, Summary, Symbolism, and Theme

The Mother and the Wolf

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

The Greek author Aesop wrote fables centuries ago th...

174 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 800L - 990L, Main / Central Idea, Summary, and Theme

Mercury and the Woodman

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Although they were written centuries ago, Aesop's fa...

435 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 500L - 790L, Main / Central Idea, Summary, and Theme