This might seem like a joke, but it really isn't.
A lot of people really struggle with reading. If you are one such person, then there is a heap of stuff you can do here, to help you out.
Need a helping hand?
Your teacher and your librarian (that's me!) are here to help you in any way we can. We will be able to assess your reading needs and recommend the best course of action.
Do talk to your teacher, and be sure to tell your mum and/or dad too. You will find that, as soon as you put your hand up for help, people will be there for you.
5 Finger Rule
When you start to read a book, use the 5 finger rule to make sure it's just right for you!
You can print this handy worksheet out, to remind you of the five finger rule too.
The 5 Finger Rule
1) Open the book and read the first page or two.
2) Read the page (aloud if possible)
3) Put one finger up for every word that you do not know or you cannot pronounce.
4) If you have 5 fingers up, the book is too difficult for you.
5). If you do not have any fingers up, but you were reading extremely slowly and trying to decode every word, you will not enjoy the book.
The Finger Guide 1 finger- This book is a little too easy for you to read.
2 fingers- This book is good for you!
3 fingers- Could be a LITTLE hard for you to understand this book.
4 fingers- This book is probably going to be difficult to read and understand, you'll probably want to choose another book.
5 fingers- Too difficult right now, choose another book!
If a book is too hard for you to read right now, don't be discouraged! With a little bit of practice you'll be reading it in no time! You also need to make sure you know WHO is in the story, and WHAT is going on . The main point of reading is understanding!!! :)
Text by Miss Olson
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