Decodable non-fiction passages - Tim had Mumps
 Tim had Mumps
Tim got mumps. He was hot. He felt sick. His neck felt big and hot. He had to rest in bed. Granddad sat by the bed. "Drink this milk," said Granddad. "It will help." Tim drank the milk.
"What else can we do?" said Tim. Tim was upset. The mumps were not fun. "Just rest," said Granddad.
Tim felt rotten. He rested with a snug blanket. It was dull. "Can I get up?" Tim said to Granddad. "Not yet," Granddad said.
"I had mumps," said Granddad. "I was seven."
"You were not seven," said Tim. Granddad at seven? Funny. Tim grinned. Then he slept.
"Still sick?" said Granddad as Tim got up. "Yes," said Tim. The bed was damp. He let Granddad fix up the bed. Then he got back in.
Tim rested, and rested. And then he got strong. "Yes!" he said, jumping from the bed. "I got rid of the mumps!"