This is a great lesson to use for any Native American unit you may have. In the lesson includes a read aloud, "Knots on a Counting Rope". I have a step by step anticipatory set, procedure, materials needed and an extension for this lesson. There is a link to use if you like to add some background music and describes props that is simple to find and use to grab your students attention. I have had many students that really enjoyed this lesson. The lesson also has a worksheet that can be completed after the read aloud which is on Native American names and their own names.