A Big Mistake — Cycle 67+


A Big Mistake — Cycle 67+


Tim blows a big gum bubble, but it pops and gets stuck in Tiff's new hair. He tries to pull it out, but that just makes it worse. Tiff is frustrated, but she realizes he didn't do it on purpose and that he was only trying to help.  They decide to go to Dad's lab in order to get help.

Full Text:

Tiff brushed that hair.

Tim made a big bubble.  

Tiff said, "Oh no! I have gum in the hair."

Tim tugged the gum. Tiff said, "Ah!"

Tim cut off the hair.

Tiff sobbed, "The gum is gone, but hair is gone."  

Tiff feels mad.    

Tiff can see that Tim feels bad.

Tim said "I made a big mistake."

Tiff said, "Dad can make me hair in the lab."


/ă/ (IPA: æ),        /m/,                  /t/,                   /ē/ (IPA: i),            /s/,                       /ĭ/ (IPA: ɪ),        

/f/,                       /d/,                   /r/,                   /th/ (IPA: ð),         /ŏ/ (IPA: ɒ),          /g/,

/l/,                        /h/,                  /ŭ/ (IPA: ʌ),      /k/,                       /b/,                       /n/,

/sh/ (IPA: ʃ),       /ā/ (IPA: eɪ),     /k/,                   /v/,                       /ō/ (IPA: oʊ),        /w/,


This booklet is designed for kindergarten students to read independently after they have reached the cycle indicated on the cover. Students should use this to practice decoding and to develop independent reading habits. This should not be used for guided reading or for the development of content knowledge.


This file is designed to be printed, folded, stapled, and given to students as a booklet.  

  • Step 1: To print, select “print on both sides of the paper” and “flip on the short edge” in your print menu.  
  • Step 2: Fold the printed pages along the dashed line in the center, and staple on top of the three staple images on the front cover.

When one student finishes reading the booklet, you can pass it on to the next student who is ready for it.  Or you can create one copy for each student and tell them that they can color the pictures when they finish reading it.