The Raft — Cycle 37+


The Raft — Cycle 37+


Ross the Cat is sailing on his raft. The wind is so strong it blows off his hat, but he enjoys seeing the coral reef beneath the surface. Once the wind calms, he settles down to read. He isn't paying attention, and neither is another raft with Reid the Dog. Since both sailors are distracted, a big crash sends them both into the sea.

Full Text:

This is Ross.

That is soft.

See that fast raft.

Toss is at sea.

See the sea.

See Ross sit.

See Ross read.

See that raft.

See Ross.

Ross is mad.


/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.