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When young children begin to read they love to go to the library and choose their own books. Yet, parents often wonder how a child can pick out a book on their own that is appropriate for their reading level.
Here is a simple rule that we use in our school library to determine if a book is the right level for a child. We call it the "Five Finger Rule" and it’s a great way to test a book for an appropriate reading level.
When your child finds a book of interest, apply these simple standards:
This simple rule is effective to insure that young readers are happy readers!