Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin and John Archambault
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Knots on a Counting Rope
Students compare and contrast, make predictions, provide evidence of character traits, and respond to 3 writing prompts. 5 lessons designed for grade 3. This unit plan also uses Through Grandpa's Eyes by Patricia Maclachlan as part of a unit on trickster tales and on handing stories down to the next generation. Research project included. 10 pages; Adobe Reader required.

Knots on a Counting Rope
Teaching resources include a video of the story being read aloud and additional activities , including discussion questions, ideas for research and writing, and a printable handout for identifying Native American groups. The video runs 10:48 and resides at YouTube. The additional activities require Adobe Reader for access.

Knots on a Counting Rope
5-day unit plan includes synopsis, questions, learning activities, vocabulary, practice with similes, culminating writing prompt, and extension activities. Designed for grade 2. Word processor required for access.

Knots on a Counting Rope
Pre-reading questions, post-reading questions and activities that encourage students to challenge themselves. 3 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.

Knots on a Counting Rope Guided Reading Lesson Plan
Before-, during-, and after-reading activities and assessment. Includes vocabulary words for pre-teaching. Word processor required for access.

Knots on a Counting Rope : Reading Rainbow Teachers Guide
Discussion topics, learning activities, related titles. Designed to support an episode of Reading Rainbow , but some learning activities may work without it. 2 pages; Adobe Reader required for access.



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