The Mole — Cycle 70+


The Mole — Cycle 70+


Tiff and Tim are walking through the forest.  A mole sees them and hides from them. The kids decide that they should teach the mole that they are friendly, but they know it won't come out of its hole if it sees robots.  They put on mole costumes to trick the mole, and when they reveal this the mole realizes that they did not mean him any harm.

Full Text:

Tim waved at that mole.

The mole dug a hole.

Tim said, "That mole got scared and hid."

Tiff thought, "We must teach the mole that we are safe."

Tim shrugged, "It will not fear us if we are moles."

Tim and Tiff wear tails and masks.

The mole said, "Be careful, moles!  A robot is near."

Tiff said, "I hear that robots are fun."

Tiff and Tim lift the masks.

The mole grinned, "That is a smart trick!  I see. Robots are fun."


/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),   


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.