The Sun — Cycle 58+


The Sun — Cycle 58+


The robot family is spending some time at the beach, but Tiff is feeling overheated from the bright sun.  She tries to cool herself off by sitting in the mud, but that doesn't work.  She tries sitting in the shade, but then she misses out on playing with the family. She decides to return to the sand and tough it out. As the sun sets, she realizes she should have been having fun the whole time.

Full Text:

Tiff sat in the sand.

Tiff said, "that sun is hot."  

Tiff sat in the mud.  

She said, "I am still hot."  

Tiff hid near a rock.

She said, "I am not hot, but I cannot see."  

Tiff sat back in the sand.

Tiff said, "the sun is gone."  

Tiff can see Mom, Dad, and Tim.

Tiff is sad.  "I miss the hot sun!"


/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),    


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.