How to Choose "Just Right" Books Remember GoldilocksвЂ¦ п‚— Do you remember Goldilocks in the fairy tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears? п‚— She wanted to find the porridge, chair and bed that were вЂњjust rightвЂќ. Let's be like GoldilocksвЂ¦ п‚— Finding a book can sometimes feel the same way. п‚— We have to be just like Goldilocks and find our вЂњjust rightвЂќ book. п‚—A book that is not too hard or too easy. Too easy? п‚— вЂ¦read it many times? п‚— вЂ¦know almost all the words? п‚— вЂ¦know what the words mean? п‚— вЂ¦sound smooth вЂ¦ fluent? п‚— If your answer is вЂњyesвЂќ to all these questions, then this book is too easy. Too hard? п‚— вЂ¦lots of words you donвЂ™t know? п‚— вЂ¦confused? п‚— вЂ¦sound choppy and slow? п‚— If your answer is вЂњyesвЂќ to all these questions, then this book is too hard. AhhвЂ¦ Just right! п‚— вЂ¦understand the book? п‚— вЂ¦only a few words you donвЂ™t know or understand? п‚— This book is just right! Now, letвЂ™s practice the 5 Finger Rule! 5 Finger Rule 1. Look at the cover. 2. Read the title and author. 3. Read the blurb on the back. 4. Flip through the book. 5. Read the first page. 6. Use the 5 Finger Rule! 5 Finger Rule 1. You come to a word you donвЂ™t know, hold up a finger. 2. 5 fingers up, say вЂњgoodbyeвЂќ! 3. No fingers up, too easy. 4. 1, 2 or 3 fingers up, itвЂ™s just right! Let's Try! Say this to yourself as you try the 5 Finger Rule вЂ¦ 1,2,3вЂ¦the book is good for me 4вЂ¦ I must decide 5вЂ¦put the book aside ONE 1 TWO 2 THREE 3 вЂ¦this book is good for me! FOUR 4 вЂ¦I must decideвЂ¦ FIVE 5 вЂ¦put the book aside. Now, itвЂ™s your turn to try!