Classic fairy tales

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 Passages In This Set


1

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 1

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Part 1 passage: “Jack and the Beanstalk” is a tradit...

1,356 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits and Theme

2

Jack and the Beanstalk: Part 2

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Part 2 passage: When the gold he took from the ogre...

1,248 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language and Story Elements

3

Little Red Riding-hood

by Florence Holbrook from Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades

One of the most popular fairy tales of all time is “...

1,130 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Summary and Theme

4

The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Beginning

by Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen was a famous Danish writer. ...

317 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements

5

Hansel and Grethel, Part 1

by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm from Grimm's Fairy Stories

Part 1 passage: The Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “Han...

1,446 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Character Traits, Context Clues, Story Elements, and Summary

6

Hansel and Grethel, Part 2

by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm from Grimm's Fairy Stories

Part 2 passage: This is the conclusion of the classi...

1,404 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary

7

Hansel and Gretel: After the Escape

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

We all know the story of the brother and sister who ...

730 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues and Figurative Language

8

The Story of the Three Little Pigs

by Joseph Jacobs from English Fairy Tales

Perhaps one of the most famous fairy tales of all ti...

974 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Story Elements, and Summary

9

The Sleeping Beauty

by Watty Piper from Children's Hour with Red Riding Hood and Other Stories

There are many versions of the classic fairy tale, “...

372 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues and Summary

10

The Story of the Three Bears

by L. Leslie Brooke from The Golden Goose Book

“The Three Bears” is a classic fairy tale that has b...

1,190 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Context Clues, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme