The Mud — Cycle 66+


The Mud — Cycle 66+


Tim falls in a mud puddle and has to pull himself out. He washes all of the mud out of his teeth and joints, but forgets to wash off his feet. He slips back into the mud puddle.

Full Text:

See Tim run on the grass.

Tim did not see that mud and got stuck.

See Tim grab that log.

Tim is on the grass at last.  

He is not stuck in the mud, but the mud is stuck in him!

Rub! Rub! Rub! Rinse! Rinse! Rinse! Dab! Dab! Dab!

Tim said, "The mud is gone.

See that mud on the feet?  Tim did not clean it off.

He slid off the grass.

See Tim land back in the mud.


/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/,


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.