Flying on a Broom

A short story about a boy who likes to fly on a broom. It can be used to practice the vowel sound / u / as in "blue."

Flying on a Broom
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Once upon a time, there was a boy named Tim who loved to fly on his broom. He would zoom through the sky, feeling free as a bird. But one day, Tim woke up feeling sick. His head hurt and his stomach was upset. He thought it might have been from some bad food or maybe he had the flu.

Tim was sad because he couldn’t fly on his broom when he was sick. He lay in bed, feeling blue. But then he had an idea. He could still imagine flying on his broom! So Tim closed his eyes and imagined soaring through the sky. He flew over mountains and through clouds. He even did a loop-de-loop!

As Tim imagined flying on his broom, he started to feel better. His head didn’t hurt as much and his stomach settled down. Soon, Tim was feeling well enough to get out of bed. He grabbed his broom and ran outside. With a big smile on his face, Tim flew into the sky, happy to be back on his broom.

The end.

Broom - a brush used for sweeping Fly - to move through the air Zoom - to move quickly Sky - the space above the earth Sick - not feeling well Head - where the brain is Stomach - where food is digested Food - something that people and animals eat Flu - a common illness that causes fever Bed - used for sleeping Blue - a color, feeling sad or depressed Imagine - to form a picture in your mind Soar - to fly high in the sky Mountain - a large landform Cloud - big and white, can make rain
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