The Cave — Cycle 71+


The Cave — Cycle 71+


Tiff and Tim find a cave in the forest. Tiff challenges Tim to go inside, but he keeps coming up with excuses to stay outside. Eventually he admits that he's scared of the cave. Tiff is about to go in first when a bat comes out and scares the kids away.

Full Text:

Tiff and Tim see a cave.

Tiff said, "Go in that cave, Tim!"

But Tim said, "It is dark!"

So Tiff lit that torch.

But Tim said, "It is so thin!"

Tiff takes his sack. Tim can fit.

But Tim did not go in.  "I admit it.  I am scared."

Tiff grinned and said, "I will go, and we can both be brave."

Tiff and Tim see a bat.  Tiff and Tim run.

The bat shrugged.  It said, "I don't fear this cave."


/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),   


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.