How to Choose a “Just Right Book”
If students are not sure if a book is “just right” they can use the Five Finger Rule to help them decide.
- Open to a page of the book.
- Begin reading.
- Each time you come to a word you don’t know, hold up 1 finger.
- After you finish reading the page, check to see how many fingers you are holding up.
Too Easy: 0 – 1 fingers
Just Right: 2 – 3 fingers
Too Hard: 4 – 5 fingers