||Choosing Books: A 'Perfect Fit'
Choosing Books that are "A Perfect Fit"
It is important to choose books that are "a perfect fit" for your age, your reading level, and what you are interested in reading.
So, when you choose a book, use our "V.I.P.s" and the "five finger rule" to help you find a book that is "a perfect fit" for you!
V.I.P.s = Very Important Points for Choosing Books that Fit
"Give me a V!" "Give me an I!" "Give me a P!"
"What does that spell?" V....I....P!
"What does that mean?" Very.... Important....Points!
"Why do we use it?" To help us find books that fit!
Here's how to use the V.I.P.s:
Start with V.I.P. # 1 = Find a book that looks interesting to you
Move to V.I.P. # 2 = Use the Five Finger Rule to see if you can read and understand the words
Last, use V.I.P. # 3= Make sure the story or information is appropriate for your age.
If you don't know if it's appropriate, ask!
Congratulations! You have found a book that is just right for your reading level AND your age!
The Five Finger Rule
Read a page.
Put up a finger for each word you don't know.
The number of fingers raised on your hand tells you something about the book.
- 1 finger means that you know almost all of the words. Enjoy the story!
- 2 fingers means that it's just right. Enjoy the story!
- 3 fingers mean that it's challenging, and you might need some help. Try it!
- 4 fingers means that it's very challenging. Read it with someone.
- 5 fingers up means that it's too hard. Save it for later.
Now that you have completed the Five Finger Rule, make sure the story or information is appropriate for your age.
If you need help figuring this out, ask an adult.
Looking for a book that is "A Perfect Fit?"
Stay tuned for great book suggestions for each grade.
You never know, you could find a book on this list that is "a perfect fit" for you!
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