Prepare for Winter — Cycle 80+


Prepare for Winter — Cycle 80+


The robot family must prepare for a big winter storm.  Everyone pitches in--Tim cleans up, Tiff makes jam, Dad cuts logs for the stove, and Mom gets the coats out of storage. When the storm hits, the family can sit comfortably by the fire in their warm coats, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. After the storm ends, the kids run out to play.

Full Text:

The robots must prepare for winter.

Tim dusts and cleans.

Tiff makes the jam.  

Dad cuts logs for the stove. Mom gets the coats.  

The snow blows fast. It is a winter storm!

Dad lit the logs.  

The robots bunch near the heat and eat.  

Mom and Tiff are snug.  

The storm is over.  "Let's go have fun!" said Dad.  

Tim and Tiff toss the snow as Mom and Dad sip hot cocoa.


/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),        /p/,


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.