Five finger rule
- Choose a book that you think you will enjoy.
- Read the second page.
- Hold up a finger for each word you are not sure of, or do not know.
- If there are five or more words you did not know, you should choose an easier book.
What makes a good book for kids?
Strong characters who evoke strong emotion
Good children’s books, no matter how simple or complex, offer a sense of joy. They can make us laugh or cry by giving us a character we want to care about.
How do I pick a good book?
Here are 10 ways you can choose the RIGHT book:
- Take suggestions/recommendations of the 3 F’s.
- Know what do you like to read.
- Read Top books from top authors.
- Take online reviews of the book.
- Before buying, read the back cover contents.
- Don’t read a book which you know is not good.
What is the 5 finger rule for choosing books?
The five finger rule is a quick and easy way for your child to check if a book is suitable to read on their own. Before they start, ask them to turn to a random page in the book and read it. For every word that they don’t know, they should hold up a finger.
How do I choose a book reading level?
Have your children try the “five-finger test” to select a book at their reading levels:
- Have your child choose a book she would like to read.
- Then have your child look at a page in the middle.
- Tell her to put one finger down for every word she can’t read or doesn’t understand.