The Rag — Cycle 53+


The Rag — Cycle 53+


The robot family is working together to make dinner. Tiff helps Mom make a salad while Dad grills fish on the stove. Dad accidentally drops a rag on the floor. Tim tries to get the rag back from the family dog, but the dog gets extra fussy when it realizes Tim had tricked him.  In desperation, Tim throws the rag away, only for it to land on the dinner.

Full Text:

See Mom cut.

See Tiff tilt the bag.

See Dad grill the fish.

Dad lost the rag.

See the dog grab it.

See Tim drag that dog.

See Tim trick the dog.

See that dog fuss!

See Tim toss that rag.

See that rag land on that meal!


/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),      


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.