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Title: Ordering Numbers
Learning Target: Students can identify numbers. Students can count one to one correspondence to 20 (number depends on how many students are in the classroom. Students can order numbers 1 to 20 (number depends on how many students are in the classroom).
Grade: K
Math KCAS: 0-K.CC.2
Count forward beginning from a given number within the known sequence (instead of having to begin at 1).

Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects).

ELA KCAS: None provided.
Title: Ten Apples Up On Top!
Author: Dr. Seuss
ISBN10: 0394800192
ISBN13: 9780394800196
Lexile Reading Level: 200L
Activity Descriptors
Formative Assessment Strategy:

Anecdotal notes on number identified, 1:1 to ____, demonstrated understanding of number order


Ten Apples Up on Top!  by Dr. Seuss

Number cards 1  to  20  (number depends on the number of students in class or in a small group).

Picture of each student

Apple cut-outs or other manipulative to represent apples


  1.  Before lesson,  print out a  photo of  each student, have enough apple cut-outs/objects for students to count, and number cards.
  2. Read the story.
  3. Students will choose a number card (to differentiate, have lower numbers in one pile and upper numbers in another pile).
  4. Students will count out that number of apple cut-outs  and/or  objects and place the cut-outs/objects above their picture.
  5. Each student will have a different number.
  6. Students will put their pictures in order by how many apples they have up on top of their head (picture).
  7. Discuss who had the most apples on  top and who had the least amount of apples on top.
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