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Selecting Just Right Texts

English Language Arts, Grade 4

 
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Select a book and scan its cover and title to confirm that it’ s probably an interesting book. Read the summary of the book on the back. Open to a page in the middle of the book that is filled with text. As you read, put up a finger for every word you don’t know . Determine if the book is at an independent reading level. If 4 or 5 fingers are raised, then begin again to look for a just right book. Reading levels 1 finger = easy reading 2 fingers = easy reading 3 fingers = just right 4 fingers = challenging 5 fingers = difficult Five Finger Method COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4357 How do readers self-select just right texts to match their personal interests?
Five Finger Method Name of text What interests you? One sentence summary Page number? How many fingers? Just right? Reading levels 1 finger = easy reading 2 fingers = easy reading 3 fingers = just right 4 fingers = challenging 5 fingers = difficult COMMON CORE: COMMON CORE: STRATEGIES STRATEGIES Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright MMXIII NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 91-4357 Can you self-select just right texts to match your personal interests?