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Knots on a Counting Rope by Bill Martin Jr.
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Apr 22, 2010

really liked it
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Knots On A Counting Rope – Bill Martin Jr.
Grade: 3-5
Pages: 32
Theme: Native Americas, Disability, Overcoming Challenges
Genre: Traditional Literature
Response: Maybe its something about Native American books and dark settings, tone's, and colors, but again, another I enjoyed reading. I thought the illustrations were dark but enchanting, and helped build around the story telling around the fire. I also think this would be a great book for students with special needs, in particular those who are visually impaired. The name Boy-Strength-of-Blue-Horses in itself is a good reason to read the book, as children will wonder “Why is THAT his name??”.
Class Activity: After brainstorming a list of things that scare people with the students, divide the list into real things and imaginary things. Students will then paint and/or color a picture of something they think is frightening. Afterwards, discuss with the students that what is scary to one person, may not be scary to another.

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