Deciding on the "Right" Book for You
Sometimes it is hard to think about what book may be "right" for you: too hard? too easy? Use the FIVE FINGER RULE to help you figure this out:
1. choose a book that you think you want to read.
2. open the book to any page and start reading (read one paragraph).
3. hold up a finger each time you miss a word.
4. once you're finished, count the number of fingers that you are holding up:
0 -1 fingers = the book is too easy! (you can still read it, if you want to)
2 - 3 fingers = just about "right"
4 fingers = challenging, but go on and try this book!
5 fingers = this book is TOO HARD for you right now! You might enjoy a book that is easier to read! For example, would a Grade 2 student really enjoy trying to read a Harry Potter book: at least 600 pages, with very few pictures, when it's very hard to read even one paragraph without missing lots of words? Think about this!
Happy reading ... ! ;-)
Fun and Helpful Websites!
For help with the Mexico study unit, try this web link:
If you'd like to read new books -- or have books READ TO YOU (great for early readers!), then try this link:
The username is tcmartin
The password is books
Happy reading! ;-)
Want to know about the library organizing system, called the Dewey Decimal System? Then check out this link to see "The Dewey Decimal Rap":
Ms. Philpotts's Profile Info
Melody J. Philpotts, Library Media Specialist
T.C. Martin Elementary School
6315 Olivers Shop Road
Bryantown, MD 20617