The Fire — Cycle 93+


The Fire — Cycle 93+


A building in the city has caught on fire. Thankfully, Dad and the rest of the firebots are ready to help. He climbs into the building to save a young boy. He remembers his training and stays low under the smoke until he finds a safe exit. Outside, he reunites the boy with his mother.  The fire is put out at last and everyone is safe.

Full Text:

That building was on fire!

The fire truck came to help.

Dad tugged the wrench while his team sprayed the fire.  

A man said, "That kid is stuck!"  Dad said, "I will get him!"

Dad climbed up, but the fire got on the ladder!

Dad remembered his training.

He grabbed the child and creeped under the smoke.

He felt that knob. It was hot, so he went to a different exit.

Dad handed the child to his mom. She cried and hugged him.

Dad is a real hero!  The chief smiled.


/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/,                    


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.