Ordinal numbers require teaching in K-2 as to position and spelling of the words. This can be a new idea for children. One example of a printable on the free membership pages is the ordinal numbers PDF. By joining our free eMember area, you may then access the page of downloads. Just select the free radio button and the priced options disappear. Only your name and email are required. We hate spam, too, so your email will never be shared with anyone. All of the free eMember downloads are on a single page for all subject areas, so they are easy to access.

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Ordinal Numbers Resource

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When ordinal numbers are introduced, a “word wall” page may be added to student writing binders for use during writing workshops or at writing centers. During math, the page may be consulted for use during math journals. Journaling is a great way to get understand student thoughts about math and problem-solving.


I introduce ordinal numbers to children by explaining they are already experts. Hmmm? Yes, because they know who is first in line, last in line, and so on. Every day they notice this kind of thing. Then, I explain we are going to see those words on pocket chart cards and learn how to write numbers such as 1st and 2nd with a suffix. Ordinal numbers always have a suffix tacked onto the end; cardinal numbers do not. New big words for the children are always fun!


Pocket chart cards are included in the printable for use during math. Also, they may be held by students to practice using the numbers. Pass them out randomly and let the students silently organize themselves into a line.


The ordinal numbers pack could accompany the book I Went Walking and What Did I See by Sue Williams. Many K-2 teachers and children know this book by heart. The learners may use this page to tell about the beginning, middle, and end of the story.


Students might apprentice themselves to the writing style of the book and write their own ordinal number stories. See also the Drummer Hoff post with another ordinal number printable PDF.


The PDF includes a rubric for ordinal number story writing. The PDF is 29 pages in all.


There is a table of contents for the 29 page PDF, and teacher talk information is included, as well.

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