The Sea Band — Cycle 49+


The Sea Band — Cycle 49+


Rob is a clam that likes to hum. Bob is a crab that likes to beat his drum. Tom is a frog that likes to hit his wood block. As each of them walks along the beach, they hear one another making music and decide to join together in a band.

Full Text:

This clam is Rob.

This crab is Bob.

This frog is Tom.

Hear Rob hum.

Hum hum hum!

Hear Bob beat that drum.

Bam bam bam!

Hear Tom hit it.

Tock tock tock!

Hear that band rock the sea.


/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/,


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.