## Reflection: Student Ownership Introducing a Number Line - Section 3: Independent Practice

Every year I have parents who are worried because their child is reversing letters or numbers and think this is a sign of dyslexia.  I explain to parents this phenomena is normal because their child is still developing and at the very beginning of their academic career and making connections.  There will be a time to worry about dyslexia, but at this young age, children are just beginning to learn and some learn faster than others.

A simple tip I can share with teachers to help correct this behavior is to have them fix it each and every time the mistake is made.  If you will mark the mistake and give it back to them and have them fix it, you are forcing them to take ownership of the mistake and repairing it themselves. DO NOT just go through your papers and write the correct form over the top of their mistake. You are taking away an opportunity from them to develop the skill.

Student Ownership: Teacher Tip

# Introducing a Number Line

Unit 1: Ordering Numbers
Lesson 2 of 7

## Big Idea: WOW! They are so tiny, but we need them to begin thinking abstractly. We need our little ones to understand a number line presents numerals in an increasing pattern and identify missing digits.

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Math, Comparing Numbers, Numbers and Operations, Number lines , counting, First Grade, number line
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### Jennifer Moon

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