The Tree Cabin — Cycle 59+


The Tree Cabin — Cycle 59+


The robot family decides to build a treehouse. Everyone pitches in--from cutting logs, stacking bricks, and nailing down the roof. However they build the house too big, which causes the tree to lean over.  The house crashes into another tree and hangs there at an angle.

Full Text:

That tree is fat!

Mom and Dad build.

See Tiff lift bricks.

See Mom cut that log.

Mom and Dad lift that log.

See Tiff drill the log.

Mom said, "Feel the tree lean!"

See it tilt. Bam! It hit a tree.

Tim said, "It is stuck!"

Dad said, "It must be built in a field, not in a tree."


/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/,                  


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.