Read Locally Waco: The Bad Friends

Read Locally Waco is a project to promote literacy in Waco.  Throughout the semester we will post stories that use sight words our children are learning in Waco ISD.  You can print these stories and lists of words to use with your children or with other children in your life.  This week’s story uses words from the First Grade Sight Word List.  For a printable version of this story and word list, click here:  The Bad Friends.

The Bad Friends

All of my friends came over to play.
We made a big mess. Then they all ran away.

My mom saw the mess, and it made her laugh.
“If one person would help, then your work would be half!”

This mess was no joke. I worked hard to clean it.
I have to have help the next time, and I mean it!

“I need some new friends!” I thought to myself.
“I want some good friends who will stay here and help!”

“I want friends who will help with the messes we make!”
“I want friends who will pick up a broom for my sake!”

Now, where can I find some good friends today?
Are you that good friend? Do you want to come play?

Sight Words used in this story (From the First Grade Sight Word List)

  • all
  • big
  • away
  • back
  • her
  • over
  • this
  • want
  • who
  • with
  • came
  • have
  • help
  • next
  • now
  • are
  • some
  • then


This Act Locally Waco blog post is by Ashley Bean Thornton, she has lived in Waco almost 20 years now. Far longer than she ever lived anywhere else. She likes to walk. If you see her out walking, honk and wave and say “hi!”

The Act Locally Waco blog publishes posts with a connection to these aspirations for Waco. If you are interested in writing for the Act Locally Waco Blog, please email [email protected] for more information.

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