Integrate reading and math skills with the Numbers series of books that build number sense through number words, engaging illustrations of quantities, and hidden numerals to find. Each book in this Themed Nonfiction Series focuses on one number in patterned text for level aa readers. Each page of a book features objects to count, high-frequency words, and vocabulary related to the topic or theme of the book.
Why Use Numbers
Colorful illustrations help students visualize numbers in a variety of ways, and hidden numerals on every page help students practice number recognition and identify patterns.
Early emergent readers can practice counting objects and decoding words in books written in patterned text at the same reading level.
Students who read books about numbers build their math literacy along with their reading skills.
How to Use Numbers
Each book in the Numbers series features a single number and topic, such as animals, eating dinner, or other familiar subjects, to build math and reading vocabulary. Books in the series can be read in any order, but might best integrate with math instruction if they are introduced in number line order.
- Follow the leveled book lesson plans with reading strategies and comprehension skills for each book.
- Give students Comprehension Quizzes to check for understanding.
- Reinforce objectives from the lesson plans with worksheets.
- Ask questions from the Discussion Cards to promote higher-order thinking skills.
- Use Connections on each book's back cover to extend learning into other content areas.