Lesson Plan

Over in the Meadow Counting Practice

In this fun counting-focused lesson plan, your students will practice their one-to-one correspondence skills as they learn a fun song!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use one-to-one correspondence to count objects up to 20.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments


(10 minutes)
Count, Color, Trace to 20
  • Gather students together for the read-aloud.
  • Ask students, "How old are you?" Have students show their age using their fingers.
  • Say, "You just counted to tell me how old you are. Today we are going to practice counting lots of things and keeping the numbers in order as we count."
  • Read the book. As you read, pause to note how many animals are in each picture, and make a point to note and count each animal individually.


  • Count to six and have students give a thumbs up when you say their age aloud.
  • Allow students to count or tell their age in home language (L1).
  • Display a number line or pre-written number cards to connect the spoken counting to the written numeral.


  • Provide individual copies of the read-aloud for students to follow.
  • Invite students to echo-count after you on each page.

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