Reading Fables and Folktales Resources

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"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Worksheet
"The Boy Who Cried Wolf" Story Map
Give your second graders some practice building their reading comprehension skills with the timeless story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Students will read this classic fable and then answer questions about setting, characters, genre, and cause and effect.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Workbook
Second Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 2
Get 5 more days of activities with week 2 of our independent study packet for second graders.
2nd grade
Science
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
Workbook
Reading Skills: Sentences to Stories
The reading and writing practice in this workbook will get kids thinking about all the different parts that go into a good story, like vocabulary, structure and sequencing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
The Ant and the Grasshopper
The Ant and the Grasshopper is a fable that teaches kids the value of hard work. Kids will focus on comprehension and predictions in this worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Be a Text Detective
Be a Text Detective
Workbook
Be a Text Detective
Take reading a piece and a clue at a time to help your child improve his reading skills. Ask and answer questions like who, what, where, when and why, about details, key info and using text evidence.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Grammar Practice
Grammar Practice
Workbook
Grammar Practice
This workbook gives second graders practice in punctuation, and helps to develop their vocabulary with contractions and compound words.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Literature 1
Literature 1
Guided Lesson
Literature 1
This literature lesson guides kids towards a deeper understanding of second grade texts through an exploration of character, setting, and plot. Kids will be challenged to answer the who, what, where, when and why of a story, in addition to determining the story's message. Two versions of the same story will be presented in order for second graders to see story elements in action.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Guided Lesson
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
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
Worksheet
The Boy Who Cried Wolf Prediction and Comprehension
This worksheet helps your child focus on prediction and comprehension in "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." Kids will read the classic fable and answer written prompts.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
Lesson Plan
Comparing and Contrasting Short Stories
This lesson will have your students learn to compare and contrast using both a classic fairy tale and a fractured versions of a fairy tale.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
Workbook
Fourth Grade Independent Study Packet - Week 5
This independent study packet for fourth graders offers Week 5 of our best at-home learning opportunities.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
 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
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tall Tales
Tall Tales
Workbook
Tall Tales
Can you read 100 books in a day? Run a mile in 30 seconds? Kids can compare fact and fiction with Pecos Bill, Paul Bunyan and others to learn about story structure, character analysis and hyperbole.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Workbook
Punctuation Practice Makes Perfect
Your budding writer will get his fill of periods, commas and quotation marks in this essential workbook, filled with opportunities to practice proper punctuation placement.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Elements of Traditional Literature
Elements of Traditional Literature
Lesson Plan
Elements of Traditional Literature
Teach your class about the genre of traditional literature, made up of stories from around the world that have been told for generations. In this lesson, students will read fairy tales and compare story elements in each piece of literature.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Tortoise and the Hare Fable
The Tortoise and the Hare Fable
Worksheet
The Tortoise and the Hare Fable
Help your early reader get to know a classic Aesop's fable, The Tortoise and the Hare. He'll make a prediction about what will happen, and identify the moral.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How the Camel Got His Hump
How the Camel Got His Hump
Worksheet
How the Camel Got His Hump
Make reading practice fun with this reading comprehension packet, based on Rudyard Kipling's "How the Camel Got His Hump".
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Men of Myth
Men of Myth
Workbook
Men of Myth
This workbook takes a snapshot of select heroes from Norse and Irish-Celtic stories: Thor and Cu Chullain. Their exciting deeds give kids noteworthy reading, writing and critical thinking practice.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Worksheet
Norse Myths: Sif's Golden Hair
Read this famous Norse myth starring Sif and Loki and find out how mythology shapes our understanding of the world around us.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Rudyard Kipling's Famous Folk Tales
Rudyard Kipling's Famous Folk Tales
Workbook
Rudyard Kipling's Famous Folk Tales
This abridged collection of classic Rudyard Kipling tales is paired with coloring pages and reading comprehension activities that will challenge and entertain your young reader.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Lesson Plan
Anansi and the Turtle and Me!
Anansi invites his friend Turtle to dinner at his house ... but does he treat him like a friend? In this reading comprehension lesson, your class practices questioning, retelling, and identifying the moral in "Anansi and the Turtle."
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Worksheet
Author’s Purpose: The Ant and the Grasshopper
Your students will love reading this classic fable as they seek to determine the author’s purpose and differentiate fiction from nonfiction.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
John Henry Tall Tale
John Henry Tall Tale
Worksheet
John Henry Tall Tale
Meet the legendary John Henry, a famous character from a classic tall tale! Learn the difference between fact and fiction with this fun reading sheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Scary Fairy Tales
Scary Fairy Tales
Workbook
Scary Fairy Tales
Practice reading comprehension with a wide variety of world tales, some famous and some little-known. The book shines a light on supernatural stories, monstrous myths, and terrifying true-life tales.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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.