What is a “Just Right” book?

 

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!

 

Finding a "Just Right" book- http://www.readingrockets.org/article/selecting-books-your-child-finding-just-right-books

 

 

 Suggestions of Leveled Books 

http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/ (Click on Guided Reading A-Z)

http://home.comcast.net/~ngiansante/



Please email me with any questions.

kimberly_a_varos@mcpsmd.org


 


 

 

  

 

  

 





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