top of page

Just Right Books

Five Finger Rule

Sometimes it is hard to decide if a book is too easy or too hard before you check it out of the library. Here is a test to help you decide.

Choose a page near the middle of the book to read.Read the page.Put out one finger every time you come to a word you do not know.If you get all five fingers out, the book is too hard to read now. Choose another book instead.

When you get to the end of the page, check how many fingers you have out.

None: This book will be easy for you to read.

1  finger: This book is O.K. for you.

2 fingers: You will be able to understand this book.

3 fingers: This book could be hard to understand.

4 fingers: This book will be difficult to read and understand

5 fingers: Choose a different book today.

bottom of page