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Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
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Sep 25, 11

Read in September, 2011

1. Counting

2. Counting from 1-10 from the beginning of the book and at the end of the book there is an chart which shows dots and numbers from 1 to 5 on the first page and 6 to 10 on the next two pages (only 5 dots fit per page). Having the numbers and dots shown in this manner is a great way to let little ones see the `ladder' shape of the number pyramid. And an opportunity to point out how moving up or down the stairs is equivalent to addition and subtraction.
3. Critique

A. This book doesn't look like much but it clearly resonates with toddlers. The pictures are simple and graphic and emphasize spotting the dots. Although the illustrations are simple this is a fun book for young children. With the large pictures and font, the book begs to be touched and held and read! It could be used to reinforce a math lesson on counting objects.
B. This is a great book for preschoolers and kindergartners . After reading the book to children , the teacher/parent could give each child ten black dots, crayons, and paper and have them use their imagination to see what they could make.
C. The title of the book says it all " Ten Black Dots" from beginning to the end of the book the dots will teach and entertain your little readers.


4. When using the book I would recommend that you use the counting part for toddlers , and for older children (I would say preschool age) use the chart at the end of the book which shows dots and numbers from 1 to 5 on the first page and 6 to 10 on the next two pages (only 5 dots fit per page).
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message 1: by Sue (new) - added it

Sue A great book for number sense. More detail in your critiques please. You really didn't have much to say for C.


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