Book Selection Tips
Select A Good Book
 
Tips for Selecting a Good Book
  • Check the cover.  Does the dust jacket catch your eye?  Don't judge the book only by the cover.
  • Read the summary on the inside flap.  Does the book sound like something you would enjoy?
  • Look at the illustrations and skim the text.  Do the words and pictures make an interesting combination?
  • Look at what your friends are reading.  Ask them for recommendations.
  • Read books by your favorite author.
  • Read books about your hobbies or other special interests.
Five Finger Tests
(How to check the reading level of a book.) 
  • Open the book to the middle. 
  • Read the page.
  • Put one finger up for every word you can not pronounce or do not know.
  • If you get five fingers up on one page, the book is to difficult to read independently.
  • If you do not get any fingers up, but are reading very slowly and decoding almost every word, you will not enjoy the book.
 
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