Folklore, Myths, And Legends Reading Passages

Folklore is the written and oral stories from a culture. These narratives often have extraordinary people or animals who overcome some obstacle. Myths are stories that a culture uses to explain the origin of the world, unexpected events, and the mysteries of the natural world. Legends are stories that are presented as fact but have no factual support.

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A Child’s Garden of Verses

It’s hard to believe that the same person who wrote “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” could write charming children’s poetry, but Rob...

Reading Set: 7 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

Hallowe'en in America

by Ruth Edna Kelley from The Book of Hallowe'en

Chapter XV passage: Published in 1919, Ruth Edna Kel...

804 Words, 5th-8th Grades, Compare and Contrast and Context Clues

Saving Easter

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Will the Easter Bunny be ready in time for the big d...

837 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Figurative Language, Story Elements, and Summary

The Moon

by Robert Louis Stevenson from A Child’s Garden of Verses

While Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) may be best...

107 Words, 1st-3rd Grades, Figurative Language, Rhythm & Rhyme, and Theme

The Elves Take a Vacation

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

After Christmas, Santa’s elves deserve some time off...

1,267 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Story Elements and Summary

Johnny and the Apple Seeds

Johnny loved growing apples. He loved it so much he decided to plant apple trees everywhere. But, first he had to get the seeds...

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

Echo the Christmas Parrot

by RV Staff Writer J.C.

Lucy sends her Christmas letter to the North Pole an...

790 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 420L - 730L, Main / Central Idea, Story Elements, and Summary

Paul Bunyan, the Biggest Baby in the Northeast

Paul Bunyan is a tall tale that originated through oral stories of North American loggers. His enormous size and strength allow...

489 Words, 2nd-3rd Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits and Summary

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, and Summary