What many people think of as counting, reciting a series of numbers in order, is one subskill in learning about early word sequences.
Word Sequence Subskills
- Forward Word Sequences
- Number Word After
- Backwards Word Sequences
- Number Word Before
Students should practice these skills in this order of difficulty. After they are proficient with forward word sequences, they would be asked to name the number word after a given number. This has strong connections to near numbers.
This is followed by the backward number sequence skills.