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Choosing the right book

The Five Finger Rule


(the Goldilocks Rule)


By using this method, you can independently choose an appropriate book that is just right for you!


1.  Pick a book of interest

2.  Open the book to any page

3.  Start reading the page

4.  Hod up one finger for EVERY word that you do not know the meaning of or that you have a great deal of difficulty pronouncing.

Book 1

0-1 Fingers---Book is too EASY

2-3 Fingers---the book is at the INTEREST level

4 Fingers---the book is at the CHALLENGE level

5. Fingers--the book is at the FRUSTRATION level and not a good choice for now

Click on the link below for more information on choosing the right book for your student.




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