Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Five Finger Rule and Just Right Books

How do you tell if a book is just the right level for a child? An easy way is to have the child read a page (chapter book) or two (picture book). Hold up a finger for each word she misses. Zero fingers means the book is easy, one to five fingers means it is “just right” and more than six mean it is challenging or for some readers, frustrating. Our goal is to create life long readers. Some kids like the challenge and some kids feel defeated by missing too many words. Know your reader!

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