Choose Books at the Right Reading Levels
"Just-right" books help your child find the right reading levels and make reading more fun. Have your children try the "five-finger test" to select a book at their reading levels:
Choose a book you would like to read.
Look at a page in the middle.
Put one finger down for every word you can't read or don't understand. If you have five fingers down, you will need to try different reading levels.
- If you have fewer than five fingers down, the book is "just right"! Read it.
Your child may want to read a book that is "too hard" based on this test. That's okay. Just make it a book that you read aloud to her, or that you read together (perhaps alternating pages or chapters; or she reads, but you sit alongside to answer questions or help her with challenging words). This will help your child climb to more advanced reading levels!