Book 9 of Bob Books Set 1 is called “Ten Cut-Ups” and, as you might have expected, the numbers one through ten are used in the book. Except for a brief use of the word “zero,” all the numbers are in their numerical, rather than spelled, form. This is good news, as long as your child knows his numbers one through ten.
Depending on the age of your student, this may or may not be the case.
Here is my advice: if your student knows his numbers and can read them easily, do the book. If he cannot, skip the book. Work on learning to read the numbers, and come back to the book when he can.
We are trying to teach reading here, and while there is a sense in which being able to “read” the numbers is part of reading, it isn’t part of what we’re getting at in our lessons, which is mastering all the phonics basics of the language. So this is why I say that if the child doesn’t know it, it should be skipped.
It’s just my opinion, but There It Is.
The first thing we teach, then, is the idea that adding an -s to the end of a word makes it plural. You can find the teaching tips and binder card for teaching the -s word ending here.
Other than this, there isn’t much that is new to introduce. Technically, the word “zero” is used, but it is only used in order to differentiate the number zero from the letter O, so I don’t worry about it. Which just sort of gloss over it, and it’s never been a big deal. If a child is really interested in it, I explain, but this usually isn’t the case.
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