Hatch That Chick! — Cycle 78+


Hatch That Chick! — Cycle 78+


Tim goes to the barn to feed the chicks for Aunt Gale. He finds that one of the chickens is too sick to sit on her egg. Tim decides that he'll have to sit on the egg himself, so he attaches some hay to his rear so that he won't squish it. The egg hatches and Tim feeds it.

Full Text:

Tim came to feed the chicks.

He sees an egg with a crack.

Its mom is sick. She cannot sit on it.

Tim said, "I must save that egg!"

Tim gathered soft grass.

Tim sat on the egg. The egg began to shake.

The egg cracked. "Oh no!" said Tim, "Did I break it?"

He did not break it.  The egg hatched!

The chick said, "Cluck!"

Tim fed the chick.


/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/,

/ch/ (IPA: tʃ),     /ŏr/ (IPA: ɑr),    /ər/ (IPA: ɜr),   /ĕ/ (IPA: ɛ),           /j/ (IPA: dʒ),      


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.