One way we teach children to find a book that is 'just right' for them is the Five Finger Rule. Here is how it works:
- Choose a book that interests you, and read the first page or two.
- Put one finger up for every word you don't know.
- If five of your fingers go up while reading, choose another book.
- If only two or three fingers go up, you've found a 'just right' book.
- If no fingers or only one finger go up, this book is too easy for you.