Display the Headline Story pictured in the sidebar, Looking Closely 3, to the class and encourage children to focus on describing this picture as it appears, rather than comparing it to pictures from the previous Headline Stories.
Possible student responses
There are 6 birds on the tree and 2 flying away, so there are 8 birds in the picture.
There are 2 gray rabbits and 1 brown rabbit, so there are 3 rabbits in the picture.
There are butterflies and bees in this picture. There are more butterflies than bees.
There are more flowers than there are butterflies.