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 Elephant in the Room

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

How did it get here? No one knows. How to get it out...

434 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Point of View, and Summary

Peggy and June

Peggy and June are two frogs with very different skills. Peggy is worried that she will never catch up to June, but one day she...

405 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme

The Fake Cake

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The Emperor demands all the bakers in the land bring...

925 Words, 4th-6th Grades, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Summary

The Scarecrow

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The scarecrow is supposed to keep birds away from th...

769 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Summary

The Tiny Teddy

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Toby has been preparing to leave the teddy bear vill...

572 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary, and Theme

Rocky and the Squirrels

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Shy Rocky Raccoon wants to join the squirrels playin...

559 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme

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