Juvenile Literature: Classroom Aids

How to find books, book reviews, and lists of new titles in the Juvenile Literature collection.

Five Fingers Reading Level

The easiest ways to determine if a book is at an appropriate reading level for your child is the 'five finger rule.' Have the child begin reading a chapter, and put down one finger each time he struggles with a word. If he reaches the end of the page before you get to five fingers, the book is written at a comfortable level for independent reading.

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