The Duck and the Bee — Cycle 60+


The Duck and the Bee — Cycle 60+


Tiff is reading at her favorite spot under a tree. A bee comes along and tries to sting her, but it cannot hurt her steel hand. The duck is afraid that the bee will sting it instead, so Tiff decides to find a way to calm the bee down. She feeds the bee and all three of them read together peacefully.

Full Text:

See Tiff read.

Tiff did not fear the bee.

The bee cannot stick this steel hand.

See the duck fear the bee.

Tiff can see that the duck is sad.

Tiff said, “If I feed the bee, the duck is safe.”

See Tiff feed the bee.

See the bee on Tiff.

See the duck on Tiff.

The duck, the bee, and Tiff read until the sun is gone.


/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/,                   


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.