If children need help getting started with this Headline Story, ask questions such as, “How many friends did Jake invite?”, “How many friends does he still need to hear from?” or “How many friends has he already heard from?”
Jake is having a party. He invited 11 of his friends. So far, he has heard that _____ of his friends will come and _____ of his friends cannot come to the party. He still has not heard from two of his friends.