The Seed — Cycle 41+


The Seed — Cycle 41+


The last leaf falls off of an old tree.  Sid the Pig sees this, and he feels a sad about it. He decides to plant a new seed and water the ground. Very soon, a new leaf has grown on the little sprout. Sid plants several seeds in the field.

Full Text:

See that sad leaf.

That leaf is lost.

Sid is sad.

See Sid lift.

See this seed.

Sid hid that seed.

See Sid fill it.

See Sid feed it.

See that leaf.

See that field.


/ă/ (IPA: æ),        /m/,                  /t/,                   /ē/ (IPA: i),            /s/,                       /ĭ/ (IPA: ɪ),        

/f/,                       /d/,                   /r/,                   /th/ (IPA: ð),         /ŏ/ (IPA: ɒ),          /g/,

/l/,                        /h/,                  


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.