The Kart — Cycle 74+


The Kart — Cycle 74+


Tim and Tiff are in a downhill kart race. Tiff is winning, but the dust she kicks up causes Tim to lose sight and head off course. Tiff is about to win the race when Tim's kart comes barreling in at the last second. Tim admits that he owes the victory more to luck than skill.

Full Text:

Tim is in that green kart. It is fast.

Tiff is in this black kart. It is faster.

Tim chased tiff on that track.

The carts skid near that corner.

Tim cannot see in the dust.

Tim crashed over that rail.

Tim shot over that hill.

Tiff said, "This kart is faster. I will win!"

Tim lands on the track.  He is in the lead!

The fans cheered for Tim. Tim grinned and said, "Luck made me win."


/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),  


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.