Sharing is Caring — Cycle 98+


Sharing is Caring — Cycle 98+


Tiff and Tim are fighting over playing a video game.  Their arguments are getting loud and hostile. Mom and Dad realize that they need to teach the kids how to share by setting a good example. Mom gives Dad the video game and cheers for him while it is his turn.  When he's done, he gives it back to Mom.  The whole family cheers as she takes her turn.

Full Text:

Tiff grabbed the video game and held it up high. "That's mine!" Tim yelled.  

Tim grabbed her doll and said, "Give me the game, or I will break this!"

Tiff and Tim started arguing.  Mom and Dad can hear them screaming!

"Kids! What is going on?" Mom asked.  

Tim started to explain, but Tiff interrupted him.

"Hmm," said Dad. "It seems like the kids won't stop arguing."

Mom smiled, "We must teach them to share."

Mom handed Dad the game and cheered for him.  

When Dad was finished, he gave it back to Mom.  

Dad, Tim, and Tiff sat behind her and cheered her on.


/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/,

/ī/ (IPA: aɪ),        /ĭŋ/ (IPA: ɪŋ),     /y/ (IPA: j),      /ks/,                      /kw/,                    /z/,

/ū/ (IPA: ju)


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.