The Truck — Cycle 56+


The Truck — Cycle 56+


Dad is filling up the back of his truck, but he is being a bit careless tossing things in. He accidentally breaks the window with a brick.  Thinking fast, he repairs it with some chewing gum.  He finishes loading the truck much more carefully.

Full Text:

Dad must fill that truck.

See Dad toss stuff in that truck.

That grill. That drill. That log.

See that brick miss. Bam!

See that brick crack the glass!  

See Dad grab that gum.

Dad bit the gum.  

See Dad fit the gum in that crack.

See it fit!

See Dad fill that truck.


/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),       


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.