The Meal — Cycle 38+


The Meal — Cycle 38+


Matt the Rat is preparing some soup for his friend Sam the Ram, but when he tries to bring the pot to the table he slips on a banana peel and the soup goes flying out of the window. The pot lands on Ross the Cat's head and spills on his ears.  Ross is mad at first, but Sam rushes out with a rag and helps him clean up. The three friends decide to share the soup together and laugh about what happened.

Full Text:

See Matt lift this. Mmm.

See Matt lift that.

See the feet.

Matt lost it.

See Ross.

Ross is mad at Matt.

See Matt feel sad.  

See Sam lift that rag.

See Ross.

See Ross eat.


/ă/ (IPA: æ),        /m/,                  /t/,                   /ē/ (IPA: i),            /s/,                       /ĭ/ (IPA: ɪ),        

/f/,                       /d/,                   /r/,                   /th/ (IPA: ð),         /ŏ/ (IPA: ɒ),          /g/,



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.