How to choose a 'Just Right' book

  • book

    1. Look at the cover and the pictures if you think you will enjoy reading this book.

    2. If you enjoyed other books by this author, or if this is your favorite type of book or a topic you are particularly interested in, then you will probably enjoy this book.

    3. Read the first two pages, putting down a finger for each word you can't figure out.

     0-1 unknown words = easy book

    2-4 unknown words = just right book

    5 unknown words = too hard for now


    4. Spend most of your Self-Selected reading time with "just right" books.

    5. It is okay to spend some time reading "easy" books you really like and "too hard for now" books you are really interested in.

    (Source: Self-Selected Reading the Four-Blocks way)