Rote Counting Skills from 1 to 20

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.

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

                              1     2     3     4    5     6     7     8     9   10

                             11   12   13   14   15   16   17   18   19   20

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.  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, “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. Let’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.

Remember: If the student didn’t learn, the teacher didn’t teach.

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