The Counting Race (Robin Hill School Ready-to-Read Series)

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Level 1: Starting to Read
• Simple stories
• Increased vocabulary
• Longer sentences
Mrs. Connor's first-grade class is having a counting race! They're trying to count from one to ten in less than a second. But no one is fast enough to get all the way to ten before time is up. That is, until the first graders work together to come up with a ...

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Overview

Level 1: Starting to Read
• Simple stories
• Increased vocabulary
• Longer sentences
Mrs. Connor's first-grade class is having a counting race! They're trying to count from one to ten in less than a second. But no one is fast enough to get all the way to ten before time is up. That is, until the first graders work together to come up with a faster way to count!

When Mrs. Connor challenges her first grade students to count to ten in less than one second, they work together and find a way to count that will beat the clock.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This entry in the "Robin Hill School" series is rated Level 1. The first grade is trying to count really fast—1 to 10 in less than a second. But of course it can't be done. That is, until the first graders huddle, discuss the solution, and then offer it up: Count by 2s! Many pages feature only one or two lines of text to encourage those who are starting to read. Language is natural with a few challenging words decipherable in context, such as "appreciate" numbers one to ten, and the tricky word "right." A good story and another good example for new readers about the importance of thinking for yourself. 2003, Aladdin, Ages 5 to 7.
— Susan Hepler, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 1-A first-grade teacher challenges her class to count to 10 in one second. None are able to do it, until they work together and come up with the idea of counting by twos. Large print and lots of repetition of sight words make this title suitable for early readers. The multiethnic classroom is shown in full-color cartoons, some on spreads. The second book contains only nine sight words, and introduces the lyrics to the traditional song. Colorful creatures illustrate the action by tumbling, swinging, and jumping while clearly indicating the appropriate body part. Adequate but not essential additions to beginning-reader shelves.-Lisa Smith, Lindenhurst Memorial Library, NY Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689855399
  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: Robin Hill School Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 244,771
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Margaret McNamara is the author of the Robin Hill School series, and she gets many ideas from her daughter’s own school experiences. She lives in New York City.

Mike Gordon illustrates the Robin Hill series and has an extensive and varied background in illustration and design. He lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.

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Level 1: Starting to Read

• Simple stories
• Increased vocabulary
• Longer sentences

Mrs. Connor's first-grade class is having a counting race! They're trying to count from one to ten in less than a second. But no one is fast enough to get all the way to ten before time is up. That is, until the first graders work together to come up with a faster way to count!

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