Knots on a Counting Rope Lesson Plans, Resources, and Activities

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Knots on a Counting Rope Lesson Plans

Knots on a Counting Rope Lesson Plans and Activities

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  • Fantastic Phonics & Word Study for Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Vocabulary Development Activities
  • Running Record Assessment Tool
  • Step by Step Teacher Reference Guides and Notes for the Teacher

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    Reading Comprehension Lessons for Knots on a Counting Rope
    Title: Knots on a Counting Rope
    Author: Bill Martin Jr. & John Archambault
    Illustrator: Ted Rand
    Grade Level: Second Grade

    Summary:Knots on a Counting Rope is the story of a young Navajo boy who loves to hear his grandfather tell stories. The boy’s favorite story is the about the day he was born. the boy was blind when he was born and has learned many ways to see without using his eyes. As the grandfather tells the story, you will learn how the little boy can “see” things using his other senses. Every time the grandfather tells the boy the story, he ties a knot on a counting rope. When the counting rope is full of knots, the boy will know the story by heart and be able to tell it to himself.

    Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson Plans and Reader’s Notebook Worksheets for Knots on a Counting Rope

    Visualizing Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book for supporting readers as they learn to visualize while reading to improve comprehension. This book works well because the boy in the book is blind. Therefore, he relies on his grandfather’s descriptive language to understand the world in which he lives. Readers will easily be able to use the text to make mental images while reading. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Asking Question Lesson Plan
    This book works well to support readers as they learn to ask questions while reading to improve their comprehension. At first, readers do not know that the boy in the book is blind. This intentional omission of information on the author’s part will engage readers encouraging them to ask questions to clarify their understanding of the text. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Making Inferences Lesson Plan
    This is an ideal book for readers who are learning how to make inferences while reading to improve their reading comprehension. At first, readers do not know that the boy in the book is blind. This intentional omission of information on the author’s part will engage readers, encouraging them to look for clues in the text, connect the clues to what they already know and make inferences about the text. This book also does a nice job of using the illustrations as a tool for inferencing. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Identifying the Author’s Message Message Lesson Plan
    This lesson plan will support readers who need additional practice identifying the author’s message. This book works well because the author presents some very clear messages about the ability to overcome a disability and the importance of family and traditions. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.

    Understanding Text Structure Message Lesson Plan
    This book and lesson plan work well to support readers who are learning how to read and understand different text structures. Readers will learn how to comprehend a text that incorporates more than one perspective as the story is told from both the boy and the grandfather’s perspective. This book will also encourage readers to use the illustrations deepen their comprehension. Additionally, the text is punctuated with several ellipsis (…). Therefore, readers will be introduced to a variety of text structures. Includes a Reader’s Notebook page for students to practice writing about their reading.


    Vocabulary Connections

    Vocabulary Development Activities
    Pre-teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary words for Knots on a Counting Rope with interactive games, practice worksheets and graphic organizers. This set of activities includes a vocabulary word list, two sets of flash cards (picture to word matching and picture to definition matching), an interactive game, a graphic organizer to support the use of context clues while reading a vocabulary word search and more!


    Fantastic Phonics and Word Study Lesson Plan

    Use Knots on a Counting Rope to teach readers about Adjectives and Adverbs

    Use Knots on a Counting Rope to teach readers about adjectives and adverbs in the context of their reading. This lesson plan includes bulletin board and anchor chart materials, interactive games, a worksheet for independent practice and a complete step by step guide.


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