Catch That Thief! — Cycle 81+


Catch That Thief! — Cycle 81+


Mom and Tiff are walking along the city sidewalk when suddenly a window smashes.  A robber runs past them and evades the police. Thankfully, a super hero appears and saves the day. Tiff suspects that hero might be her Mom, but she can't quite prove it just yet.

Full Text:

The glass shatters. Crash!

A robber just stole that cash!

The cops roared, "Stop!" but that thief ran so fast.

The cops cannot catch him, even with that car.  

Then a hero in a mask and cape leaped in the air.

That hero is faster than the thief.  

The hero grabs the thief.

The hero leaves as the cops cheer.

"Do we know that hero?" Tiff asked.

Mom shrugged and said, "Nope."


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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.