The Reading Spot — Cycle 88+


The Reading Spot — Cycle 88+


Tiff is tired of reading in the same old boring chair everyday, so she decides to go out in search of a new spot. However, disaster seems to follow her everywhere she goes--a tornado chases her away from a shady tree, a volcano eruption pushes her off of the hill, and a tidal wave washes over the beach. She returns home to find that while she was out, Tim fell asleep in her chair. She is a little frustrated at first, but given all that she's been through, reading on the floor isn't so bad.

Full Text:

Tiff tried to read, but it did not feel right. She left to find a better spot.

Tiff went to a tree.  "This is much better."  

But then a tornado came!  

Tiff went to the top of a hill.  "This is a fine spot."

But then the volcano erupted!

She came to the beach.  "This spot is great."

But then a big wave was on the way!

Tiff said, "I give up!" and went home.  

But Tim was sleeping in her chair.

She sat on the carpet.  "This will do just fine."


/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),    /ər/ (IPA: ɜr),   /ĕ/ (IPA: ɛ),           /j/ (IPA: dʒ),        /p/,

/ī/ (IPA: aɪ),        /ĭŋ/ (IPA: ɪŋ),     /y/ (IPA: j),      


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.