The Contest — Cycle 90+


The Contest — Cycle 90+


Tiff and Tim are on a class field trip. The teachers had prepared a treasure hunt to teach the children how to work with teammates. Tiff and Tim are paired up, and Tiff is not excited about spending the whole day working with her little brother. However, she quickly realizes that he is good at the treasure hunt because he can reach places she wouldn't be able to on her own. Tiff and Tim are able to locate the treasures the fastest and win the contest thanks to their teamwork.

Full Text:

Tim and Tiff went on a class trip to a park to play a game.

The teacher said, "I hid the things on this list. Go find them!"

Tiff and Tim got paired up.  "Ugh," said tiff.

Tim and Tiff went in the dark forest.

Tiff flipped on her head light.  Tim said, "I see it!"  

The rocks are sharp and slick.  "Hold on to me!" said Tim.  

"I got it!" said Tim.

Tiff reached over the cliff.  Tim ran on her arms. He got it!

Tim and Tiff brought back the things on the list.

"Acting like a team helped us win," said Tiff.


/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/,                      


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.