The Rainbow — Cycle 99+


The Rainbow — Cycle 99+


It's storming outside.  Tiff wants to pass the time by drawing with her markers, but something has mysteriously taken all of the colors away. She thinks that maybe if she dipped the markers in a rainbow, the colors might come back. However, her parents won't let her go outside in a storm.  Dad tells her that she needs to be patient. She spends time with Tim until the storm ends. Now that it's safe, she goes to the nearest rainbow and recharges her markers.

Full Text:

It was storming, and Tiff was bored.  She got her markers.

But, when she emptied the box, the markers were gray!

"That's weird!" Tiff thought.

The box had a rainbow on it.  "I know what to do!" Tiff thought.

She got on her coat.  

Mom said, "Tiff! It is not safe to be in a storm."

Tiff cried.  "It's not fair!"

Dad said, "Yes, but we cannot make the storm stop.  We just have to wait."

Tiff nodded.  She played a game with Tim until the storm was over.

Tiff went to the rainbow and dipped the markers in it.


ă, /m/, /t/, ē, /s/, ĭ, /f/, /d/, /r/, /th/, ŏ, /g/, /l/, /h/, ŭ, /c/, /b/, /n/, /sh/, ā, /k/, /v/, ō, /w/, /ch/, /ar/, /er/, ĕ, /j/, /p/, -ing, /y/, /x/, /qu/, /z/, ū


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.