Knots on a Counting Rope | BookPagez Knots on a Counting Rope is the perfect anchor text for a mini-lesson focused on making inferences. Use this lesson plan and set of resources to show students how to use clues in the text to better understand character relationships and key details in the text.[PDF] Knots on a Counting Rope By Bill Martin Jr. and John Knots on a Counting Rope By Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault Illustrated by Ted Rand Partner Reading Script for Two Voices BOY’S PART: GRANDFATHER’S PART: Tell me the story again, Grandfather. Tell me who I am. I have told you many times, Boy. You know the story by heart.