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Display the image in the sidebar, Three Pairs of Socks, to the class. Encourage children to tell stories about what they see. The sample responses are deliberately broader than what the class is likely to produce in any session. You might lead to one new response by asking one new question explicitly, to help children learn to give more varied responses. For example, you might ask, “How many people can wear these socks?”
Possible student responses
- There are 6 socks.
- There are 3 pairs of socks.
- There are 3 different colors of socks: red, green, and blue.
- All of the socks have dark heels and toes.
- There are enough socks for 3 people to wear.
- Socks come in pairs to fit 2 feet.
- If someone took 2 of the socks, there would be 4 socks left.
- If a dog wanted to wear the socks, the dog would have to wear at least 2 different colors.