Knots on a Counting Rope read by Bonnie Bartlett & William Daniels

Knots on a Counting Rope is written by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault, illustrated by Ted Rand and read by Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels. The counting rope is a metaphor for the passage of time and for a boy’s emerging confidence facing his greatest challenges: blindness and the approaching death of his beloved grandfather.


(As provided by SchoolTube video transcript.)

Standards Alignment

Suggested Grade Level: 3-4

The standards listed below are for the 3rd and 4th grades but can easily be modified for other grades.

CCSS.SL.3.1, CCSS.SL.4.1, CCSS.SL.3.2, CCSS.SL.4.2, CCSS.RL.3.2, CCSS.RL.3.9, CCSS.RL.4.2, CCSS.RL.4.9, CCSS.RL.3.1, CCSS.RL.4.1, CCSS.RL.3.2, CCSS.RL.4.2, CCSS.W.3.3, CCSS.W.4.3

View the activity guide here: KnotsonaCountingRope

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