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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.

(74) Results for Fairy Tales And Fables Reading 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: 11 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 fa...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

The Fox and the Horse

by The Brothers Grimm from Fairy Tales

The Brothers Grimm, or Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, knew...

497 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Context Clues, Story Elements, Theme

The Cobbler and the Fairies

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

This version of the familiar fairy tale "The Elves ...

909 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Summary

The Nail

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

The old adage "the hurrier I go, the behinder I get"...

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

Little Red Riding-Hood

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

One of the very best-known fairy tales of all time, ...

1,202 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues, Theme

The Three Wishes

by Katharine Pyle from Mother’s Nursery Tales

This story is an adaptation of the classic "three wi...

761 Words, K-2nd Grades, Context Clues

Queen Marjorie

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The lovely queen is smart and sensible. For years s...

1,149 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Character Traits, Summary, Theme

Trolls Go Trick-or-Treating

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The group of trolls are scared of the neighborhood c...

726 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, Theme

Pinocchio Will Not Take His Medicine

by Carlo Collodi from The Adventures of Pinocchio

Chapter XVII passage: In 1883 Carlo Collodi wrote "...

423 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary