A “Just Right” book is a book that is not too easy or not too hard. Click on the link below to see how to find a book that is “Just Right” for your child. There is also a link to click on to see a video demonstrating how to use the 5 finger rule to find a “Just Right” book.
Five Finger Rule
Choose a book that you think you will enjoy.
Read a page.
Hold up a finger for each word you are not sure of, or do not know.
If you miss or do not know 0-1 words-Too Easy
If you miss or do not know 2-3 words-Just Right
If you miss or do not know 4-5 words-Too Hard
Video bonus- To see the five finger rule in action, take a look at teacher Amber Prentice explaining the strategy!