Using Literature to Teach Math

Pre-K-K / Math / Counting
CCSS: Math.K.CC.B.4

Common Core State Standards






Counting & Cardinality


Count to tell the number of objects


Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.

a. When counting objects, say the number names in the standard order, pairing each object with one and only one number name and each number name with one and only one object.

b. Understand that the last number name said tells the number of objects counted. The number of objects is the same regardless of their arrangement or the order in which they were counted.

c. Understand that each successive number name refers to a quantity that is one larger.

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Lesson Objective

Practice counting while engaging in a read aloud


2 min

Questions to Consider

  • How does the book Ms. Surita picked fit with the math content students are learning?
  • What kinds of questions does Ms. Surita ask while reading?
  • How does the read aloud lead into the day's activity?

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