The Twins — Cycle 100+


The Twins — Cycle 100+


Tim is playing with his next door neighbor Tom when he notices that they're both wearing the same outfit.  Tim thinks it might be fun to switch houses and pretend that he is Tom. At dinner, he doesn't like Tom's favorite meal but has to eat it in order to keep up the prank. Later, he doesn't like Tom's favorite game but has to play it with Tom's sister. The next day he and Tom agree to stay friends, but it will be better to just be themselves from now on.

Full Text:

Tom came over to play.  He wore the same jeans and sweater as Tim.

Both Tom's mom and Tim's mom said, "It is time for dinner!"

Tim said, "Let's play a trick and switch homes!"

Tim sat at the table.  He said, "I do not like that."

Tom's mom said, "But this is the meal that you like the best."  

So Tim had to eat it.

Tim cannot find a fun game.  

Tom's sister said, "This is the game that you like the best, Tom."  

So Tim had to play it with her.    

The next day, Tim said, "Let's stay friends, but let's not switch homes."


/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/,                   /v/,                       /ō/ (IPA: oʊ),        /w/,

/ch/ (IPA: tʃ),     /ŏr/ (IPA: ɑr),    /ər/ (IPA: ɜr),   /ĕ/ (IPA: ɛ),           /j/ (IPA: dʒ),        /p/,

/ī/ (IPA: aɪ),        /ĭŋ/ (IPA: ɪŋ),     /y/ (IPA: j),      /ks/,                      /kw/,                    /z/,

/ū/ (IPA: ju)


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.