How to Choose "Just Right" Books:
Read one page and hold up one finger each time you come to a word you do not know. Count the fingers you have up:
0-1 Fingers: Too easy
2-3 Fingers: Just right
4-5 Fingers: Too hard
Check List before taking a test:
- Is your book non-fiction? If it is, then make sure you read it 3 times. If it is fiction you just read it 1 time.
- Do you understand what your book was about?
- Is my book a "Just Right" Book
I choose the book.
Why do I want to read the book?
Is the book about a topic I am interested in?
Do I understand what I am reading?
Can I read most of the words? (Use the 5 finger rule listed above)