5 Finger Rule

5 Finger Rule

  • Choose a book and open it to any page.
  • Start reading!
  • Put up one finger for every word that you don’t know or understand. 
  • If, by the end of the page you are holding up 5 fingers, the book is probably too difficult for you at the moment and you may become frustrated with it. 
  • If, by the end of the page you are holding up 0 or 1 finger, the book is too easy for you!  
  • If, by the end of the page, you are holding up 2 to 4 fingers, the book is JUST RIGHT for you! It is just challenging enough to keep you learning!
**Remember that reading is THINKING and UNDERSTANDING what the words mean! If you can’t understand or retell what you’ve read, then the book is probably not right for you.**

Created on 8/9/2009 - Last updated on 10/22/2014
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