• How to Pick a Just Right Book

    How to pick a just right book?


    EASY: Holiday or Vacation Books

    *you can read the words fluently (smooth and with an interesting voice)

    *you know how to say all the words

    *you have a lot of background knowledge for the subject

    *sometimes the book has a larger font

    *you totally understand the story

    *your reading rate may be quicker

    *your thinking comes easy as you read the words



    *many of the words are too hard to decode (failed a five finger test)

    *you don't know what the tricky words MEAN

    *your reading becomes choppy more than it is fluent

    *you don't have any background knowledge for the subject

    *you lose focus as you are reading (day dream)

    *you are not enjoying the book because you have to do too much word work (you can’t get in “the zone”)

    *your thinking is confused

    *your reading rate slows way down



    *you can read most of the words

    *you can understand what you are reading

    *you enjoy the book (you stay “in the zone”)

    *you may have some background knowledge for the subject

    *you can read the book with smooth fluency but there are some choppy places

    *your reading rate is just right- not too slow and not too fast

    *you can figure out the tricky words and still get the meaning of the story


Last Modified on March 14, 2020