Fix it, Dad! — Cycle 91+


Fix it, Dad! — Cycle 91+


Dad meets up with his boss at the trainyard. He is asked to repair a busted up train and make it go fast. He fixes the cabin, attaches a rocket booster, and installs new wheels. He fires up the train and it goes too fast, barreling off the track and into the parking lot where it smashes into his boss's car. The boss demands that Dad get to work right away fixing his car.

Full Text:

Dad has a job as a repair robot.

He went to the train track and met his boss.

The boss said, "Make that train go fast!"

Dad hit it with the hammer until it was flat.  

He twisted that bolt until it was tight.

He smeared the gears with the grease.

Dad said, "Fire up that train!"

The train went so fast that it skipped off the track!

The boss is mad.  That is his car!

The boss said, "I need that car fixed!"


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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.