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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

Ahiga and the Monster Bear

Ahiga was a young, unassuming boy. Although he had magical powers, he hid it from his village until a monstrous bear threatene...

485 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary

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, Figurative Language

Jack After the Beanstalk

What happened after Jack climbed the famous beanstalk and got his fortune? This story is a follow-up of the classic fairy tale ...

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

Samuel and the Elf

Samuel chopped the wood and did all the manual labor for the family. It was expected of him, even though his axe was dull, and ...

391 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Theme

Thumbelina Meets the King of the Flowers

"Thumbelina" is a story about a tiny girl and was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. This passage retells the part ...

537 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Figurative Language, Summary

Jason and the Lion

Jason was kind. He thought of others and always wanted to help. This, however, got him in trouble with the King. Students will ...

603 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Compare and Contrast, Summary

The Oriole and the Snipe

Sandy is a brownish snipe, and Oliver is a bright orange oriole. They discover they have a lot of differences between them. The...

510 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Story Elements, Summary, Theme

Fortuna’s Horn

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

The small forest creatures are busy getting ready fo...

1,083 Words, 4th-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Context Clues, Figurative Language, Summary

A Visit From St. Nicholas

by Clement C. Moore

While this beloved Christmas poem was published anon...

553 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Figurative Language

Flossie’s First Flight

by RV staff writer J.C.

Flossie, a young tooth fairy-in-training, has to pas...

467 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Character Traits, Story Elements, Summary