# Rote Counting Skills from 1 to 20

Rationale:
In this exercise we will combine the previous two exercises to teach rote counting from 1 to 20. We will practice counting until the fluency level of 150 counts/minute with 2 or fewer errors is reached. Now that the student has met the fluency standard for counting from 1 to 10, and the same fluency for counting from 10 to 20, we can combine these tasks to complete the next step.

Materials:
The numbers from 1 to 20 printed below. A second blank sheet of paper.

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Rote Counting from 1 to 20. See and Say Numbers from 1 to 20.
This task should be done for a couple of minutes each day until the student counts to 20 quickly and easily without errors. Â Write down his or her best score for the day so that you can record improvement. You may do this task several times a day for a minute or two each time. If you do not see improvement in 3 consecutive days, return to earlier tasks and reteach them to fluent levels.

Task 1: Counting from 1 to 20.Say to the student, “I am going to count from 1 to 20. I will touch each number and say it. Listen.”

Touch each number from 1 to 20 and say it. Then say, âListen again.” Repeat.

Say, “Count from 1 to 20 with me. I will touch the numbers. When I touch the number we will both say it. Ready.” (Signal)

Touch each number and count from 1 to 20 with the student.

Say, “Good job. You did it. You counted from 1 to 20. Letâs do that again. Count with me. Ready.” (Signal)

Touch each number and count from 1 to 20 with the student. “Good work.”

Say, “Now try that all by yourself. Touch each number and count from 1 to 20. Ready.” (Signal).

Watch the student touch each number and listen to the child count from 1 to 20.

Say, “You did it. Good counting. Do that for me one more time. Ready.” (Signal) Repeat task.

Say, “Excellent, you are learning to count well.”

Correction Procedure:
If the child cannot count to 20 without making errors, reteach Task 1 (1-10) and Task 2 (10-20) of the counting series.