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5 Finger Test – Is this book right for you?

on October 9, 2014

The 5 Finger Test of Choosing a Book to Read

 I stumbled across this awesome little handout at my work today.  What an awesome way to decide if a book is the right book for your child’s reading level. That is a question I am asked daily. Particularly for kids who read book at a higher level than their grade. It’s very difficult to match a specific age to a specific reading level. This 5 Finger Tip chart is exactly what I need to help parents select the right books for their kids. Well, really in helping the child choose the right book for themselves.

There are numerous variations of this chart all over the Internet. A simple Google image search brought up a plethora of bookmarks, handouts, and posters. I like this one for the simplicity, but there are other, more colorful options out there for libraries and classrooms to print and display.


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