The Deer — Cycle 43+


The Deer — Cycle 43+


Sam the Ram is getting tired after a long day of hiking. His path crosses a poor deer wearing a hat.  The deer has an injury, so Sam helps patch him up. The deer is hungry, so Sam finds some seeds to feed it. The deer is so happy that it gives Sam his hat and then offers to let Sam ride him back home.

Full Text:

See Sam.

See that deer.

See this ear. See that tear.

See Sam heal that deer.

Hear that.

See Sam lift that seed.

See Sam feed that deer.  

See that gift.

That hat fit Sam.

See that deer lift Sam.


/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),      


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.