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Classic Fairy Tales

Is there any more magical phrase than “Once upon a time”? This beginning of so many classic fairy tales sends the reader into a world full of unlimited possibilities and imagination. This collection of passages includes some of the most beloved fairy tales of all time from such authors as Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm. Some are the complete original story; others are selected passages from the tale. 

Reading Set: 10 Passages

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

Foreign Lands

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

Robert Louis Stevenson was a poet as well as a novel...

131 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme, Summary, and Theme

Farmer Hicks and His Two Horses

Farmer Hicks had two horses. Softly was sweet, and Surly was ornery. One day a stranger came to the farm, and the horses overhe...

504 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary, and Theme

The Sly Fox and the Hot Bear

The fox got himself in a quandary. He raced right into quicksand. When an overheated bear happened along, the fox quickly saw h...

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

The Moon

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

While Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) may be best...

107 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Theme

A Week of Birthdays

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

English-speaking children have grown up with Mother ...

56 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues and Summary

One, Two, Buckle My Shoe

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been used for many ...

58 Words, K-2nd Grades, Rhythm & Rhyme and Summary

Going to St. Ives

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

This classic Mother Goose nursery rhyme comes from a...

71 Words, 1st-2nd Grades, Main / Central Idea and Summary

Old King Cole

by Mother Goose from The Real Mother Goose

The beloved Mother Goose nursery rhymes have been ar...

74 Words, K-2nd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Summary