Reading Fables and Folktales Resources

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Fun with Folk Tales and Fables
Fun with Folk Tales and Fables
Workbook
Fun with Folk Tales and Fables
This workbook features folktales and fables that will give first graders plenty of reading practice.
1st grade
Workbook
Retelling Folktales and Fables
Retelling Folktales and Fables
Worksheet
Retelling Folktales and Fables
After reading a fable or folktale, students will use this cute graphic organizer to record the most important things that happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Then they'll try their hand at identifying the moral of the story.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Worksheet
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales are a great way to get your child into reading, and to help them consider moral values as well!
3rd grade
Worksheet
 Fable & Folktale Story Map
Fable & Folktale Story Map
Worksheet
Fable & Folktale Story Map
Use this handy story map to help students organize the events and lessons in the fables and folktales they read.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Stories, Fables, and Comprehension
Stories, Fables, and Comprehension
Workbook
Stories, Fables, and Comprehension
Revisit some of your favorite stories and fables in this reading workbook. Colorful illustrations and considered writing and drawing prompts encourage thoughtful reading and reflection.
1st grade
Workbook
Fables, Fairy Tales, and Funny Rhymes
Fables, Fairy Tales, and Funny Rhymes
Workbook
Fables, Fairy Tales, and Funny Rhymes
Classic children's poems and stories are a wonderful departure for imaginative reflection and thoughtful analysis in this reading comprehension and fluency workbook. Children will love drawing some of their favorite characters — and even staging a puppet
Kindergarten
Workbook
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension
Workbook
Reading Comprehension
These articles, short stories, fairy tales and fables teach kids about a wide range of subjects so your child can learn more about history and science while improving literacy and vocabulary skills.
4th grade
Workbook
What's the Moral?
What's the Moral?
Lesson Plan
What's the Moral?
This lesson focuses on the comprehension of fables and folktales in order to identify a moral or lesson. Use this lesson as a stand-alone activity or a support lesson for the Finding the Moral lesson plan.
2nd grade
Lesson Plan
Fantastic Fables: 5 W's
Fantastic Fables: 5 W's
Lesson Plan
Fantastic Fables: 5 W's
In this lesson, students use highlighters, graphic organizers, and a classic fable to exercise their understanding of key details and main idea in a text. They will use manipulatives to promote visual and kinetic learning styles.
2nd grade
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: The Serpent and the Eagle
Reading Comprehension: The Serpent and the Eagle
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Reading Comprehension: The Serpent and the Eagle
Strengthen your students' reading comprehension skills with the fable, The Serpent and the Eagle.
4th grade
Worksheet
Reading Log and Graph
Reading Log and Graph
Worksheet
Reading Log and Graph
Keeping a reading log is a great way to encourage your child to set goals and track their progress. Your students will build reading fluency and stamina by logging and graphing their reading time.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Donkey and his Master
Punctuation: The Donkey and his Master
Worksheet
Punctuation: The Donkey and his Master
Give your child a fun way to practice his punctuation, with this Aesop's fables worksheet. He will have to add in the missing commas and periods.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
Lesson Plan
Increasing Reading Stamina and Comprehension
This lesson provides teachers with an opportunity to teach students about reading stamina and assess student comprehension during independent reading.
2nd grade
Lesson Plan
Week 15: Fairy Tales & Fiction
Week 15: Fairy Tales & Fiction
Worksheet
Week 15: Fairy Tales & Fiction
Classic fables like The Frog Prince and Cinderella set the stage for foundational reading practice, and make room for kids to write their own adventures.
Kindergarten
Worksheet
Reading Log
Reading Log
Worksheet
Reading Log
Keeping a reading log is a great way to track reading progress and to encourage your child to set goals.
5th grade
Worksheet
Reading Graph
Reading Graph
Worksheet
Reading Graph
Maintaining a reading log is a fun way to encourage your child to set goals and track their progress. Students will keep track of their month-by-month reading stamina and practice their bar graphing with this reading log worksheet.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Reading Tour
Reading Tour
Activity
Reading Tour
Help your first grader build sight word knowledge by creating a reading pointer and taking the family on a house-wide reading tour!
1st grade
Activity
Reading Shield
Reading Shield
Worksheet
Reading Shield
Get students excited about reading by creating reading shields! This activity will prompt conversations about what students have read and want to read.
Preschool
Worksheet
Reading Stamina Chart
Reading Stamina Chart
Worksheet
Reading Stamina Chart
This reading stamina chart can be used to help students track and increase the amount of time they can spend reading to themselves during independent reading.
2nd grade
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Log
Weekly Reading Log
Worksheet
Weekly Reading Log
Reading has so many benefits for kids, such as improving vocabulary and language skills and helping to develop imagination and concentration. Reading logs are a great way for you and your students to keep track of their reading throughout the week!
2nd grade
Worksheet
Finding the Moral
Finding the Moral
Lesson Plan
Finding the Moral
In this lesson your students will find and examine the morals in the classic folktales of "Stone Soup" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
2nd grade
Lesson Plan
Picnic Reading
Picnic Reading
Worksheet
Picnic Reading
Learn some common words with this picnic themed reading sheet.
Preschool
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Sugar and Spice
Reading Comprehension: Sugar and Spice
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Sugar and Spice
Bring it back to the basics with this reading comprehension exercise about Mindy, her birthday party, and her cake.
3rd grade
Worksheet
Reading Round Up!
Reading Round Up!
Lesson Plan
Reading Round Up!
Preschoolers can have a range of reading abilities. Find out what they know about letters and reading with this lesson plan!
Preschool
Lesson Plan
Kindergarten Reading Essentials
Kindergarten Reading Essentials
Workbook
Kindergarten Reading Essentials
Get ready for reading with this essential collection of activities that build reading skills.
Kindergarten
Workbook

Reading Fables and Folktales Resources

Children have vivid and wild imaginations, which is why the Learning Library’s folktales and fables resources make for captivating lessons and reading material. Kids get swept up in Norse mythology reading about the hammer-wielding god of thunder, Thor, or learn morals through Aesop’s famous fables like “The Tortoise and The Hare” and “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” The resource center's worksheets, lessons and activities on tall tales and famous fantasies inspire creativity, imagery and inventiveness.