Aesop s fables

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 Passages In This Set


1

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

2

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

3

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

4

The Shepherd Boy and the Wolf

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Aesop is the well-loved writer of fables. Even thoug...

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

5

The Fox and the Goat

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Aesop's fables are much beloved stories written cent...

186 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 800L - 990L, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, and Theme

6

The Astrologer

by Aesop from The Aesop for Children

Aesop was an ancient Greek storyteller who wrote his...

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