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How to choose a "just right" book




Just-Right Books!





*It’s exciting and fun to read.

*You understand it.

*Your reading is smooth, not robot-like.

*Use the 5 finger rule to check the level.

(No more than 5 unknown words on a page.)

*You make connections and can talk about the book.


How do you know when a book is too hard?

*You have to read word by word and sound out each word.

*You don’t understand it.

*The print may be very small.

*You hold up three fingers (for words you don’t know) at the end of reading one page.

*It’s frustrating, not fun.



How do you know when a book is too easy?

*Not many words on a page.

*May not be interesting or fun to talk about.

*The print is really big.

*You’ve read it too many times!