•  How to choose a book using the

    "Five Finger Rule"

     Hands
     
    « Open a book to the middle.
     
    « Choose a full page of words.
     
    « Read the page.
     
    « Hold up a finger each time you come to a word you 
        don't know or
     understand.
     
     
    1.   If you hold up one finger (your thumb): Thumbs up! You 
          knew all but one word! This book will be pretty easy for you.

    thumbs up

     

    2.   If you hold up two fingers (your thumb and first finger to
          make an “L”):  “L” stands for learning. You might need some
          help, but it will be a good learning book for you.

     L

     

    3.   If you hold up three fingers (3 middle fingers to make a
          “W”):  “W” is for Warning. You can read this book, but it is a
          warning that it might be frustrating and you may not enjoy 
          it.

     W

     

    4.   If you hold up four or five fingers: this is a STOP signal. This
          would be a good book to stop reading by yourself and start 
          reading with someone else. Find someone who can read this
          book with you and then look for another book you will enjoy
          by yourself.
     
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