Here are some ideas for integrating math and literacy using leveled books

**Look at the page numbers –**

- Can students identify the page numbers?

- Can they say what number will be on the page before/after a page they are looking at?

**Open the book to a page and ask the student to find another page.**

- Do they know which way to turn the pages to look for the new page?

**Is there anything in the illustration that students can count?**

- How many will there be if there is one more? One less?
- If there are 3 but you want 5, how many more will you need?

**Ask students to count the words on the page.**

- Where is the first word? Where is the last word?
- What is the word before ______? What is the word after ______?

**Use the book as a context for writing a word problem. Use words and situations from the book.**

All of these ideas can be done during math or literacy time to connect math and literacy instruction.