Fairy Tales And Fables Reading Passages

A fairy tale is a short story primarily for children that often features magical beings and creatures. These characters may give aid to the main characters or be the primary adversaries. A fable is a very short narrative that usually includes animals with human qualities and abilities. Fables will usually teach an important truth, called a moral.

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Mother Goose

Many children are already familiar with the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which makes them easier to read for beginning reader...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

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...

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 ...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

The Wedding Procession of the Rag Doll and the Broom Handle and Who Was in It

by Carl Sandburg from The Rootabaga Stories

"The Rootabaga Stories" is a collection of short sto...

589 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits and Context Clues

The Gardener and the King

Nothing would grow in the King’s garden. No matter who tried, they couldn’t get anything to grow. Finally, the King found a gar...

488 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme

Don’t Drink from That Pond!

Bruce the dog kept telling Daisy the cat not to do bad things. Daisy didn’t listen and discovered the consequences. After readi...

457 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Main / Central Idea, and Summary

Three Little Birds

Three talkative birds learn that not everyone likes the same things and that trying something new can be rewarding. Students wi...

379 Words, K-1st Grades, Story Elements and Theme

Goldi’s Locks

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

After Goldilocks leaves the three bears, she reconsi...

637 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Figurative Language and Summary

The Magic Barrel

Steven found a magic barrel. Whatever was put in it, the barrel would produce more of it. However, Steven’s grandfather knew th...

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

Tammy and the Fairy

Tammy finds a dollar under a rock each morning on her way to school. When she buys candy and toys, her mother becomes suspiciou...

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