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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Native American Heritage

November is designated Native American Heritage Month, but these passages should be of interest any time of the year. This set ...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

American Independence

Thirteen colonies in a land far, far away united and announced their independence from a distant, powerful monarch. No, it's no...

Reading Set: 7 Passages

Fun Poems

Teaching poetry can be made easy with a little wit, a splash of humor, and a dash of fun. This reading set has all that and mor...

Reading Set: 12 Passages

Saint Valentine's Day

While a young man's fancy may turn to love in the spring, it's on everyone's mind as February 14th, a.k.a. St. Valentine's Day,...

Reading Set: 6 Passages

Christmas for Younger Students

Christmas and children go together like, well, Santa's sleigh and flying reindeer. This reading set for younger students featur...

Reading Set: 9 Passages

Christmas for Older Students

Older students will enjoy these Christmas reading passages from classic literature. From the poetry of “A Visit From St. Nichol...

Reading Set: 5 Passages

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

Why the Possum’s Tail Is Bare

by James Mooney from Myths of the Cherokee: Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Anthropologist and ethnologist James Mooney (1861-19...

524 Words, 1st-4th Grades, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme

The Bride of the South

by James Mooney from Myths of the Cherokee: Extract from the Nineteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of American Ethnology

Born in 1861, James Mooney was an anthropologist/et...

247 Words, 2nd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Summary, and Theme