Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Seven is a Ball! Exploring the Number Seven - Section 3: Guided Practice


The books that I created for the introductory number lessons all include blackline readers for the students to use.  The readers include predictable, repetitive text with picture cues.  My students really enjoyed reading them.  I encouraged them to read the books together following the math lesson.  They also took the books home to read to their parents.  I often was cornered in the classroom by students who wanted to read the math reader to me (see video). 

These lessons fall at the beginning of the school year and it is an important time to have the students see themselves as readers as to begin reading predictable texts.  With the limited time to cover all that is needed in kindergarten, it is also a plus when reading can be integrated into other curriculum areas.  I hope that educators that download these books will find them motivating for their students.

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Seven is a Ball! Exploring the Number Seven

Unit 1: Exploring Numbers 0-10
Lesson 8 of 14

Objective: Students will be able to identify the number seven, identify groups with seven objects and represent the number seven.

Big Idea: Many kindergarteners come to school with rote counting skills, but they often do not understand that the numbers they can recite actually represent quantities. This lesson helps to make that connection.

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