Reading Books at your "Just Right Level" is very important in developing fundamental reading skills.
How do you know if a book is "Just Right?" Here are a few ways you can check!
1. Five Finger Rule
When you are choosing a book, follow this simple rule to find an appropriate book.
1. Pick up a book.
2. Read the title and blurb on the back (when available).
3. Open up the book and read a page.
4. Put up a finger for each unknown word.
0-1 Fingers: Fun, fast, and easy.
2-3 Fingers: JUST RIGHT BOOK
4-5 Fingers: Too challenging. Try a different book.
3. Is it appropriate?
Just because a book is at your "just right" level does not always mean it is appropriate for your age.
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