Friday, August 06, 2010

Helping Kids Choose Books

In the first weeks of school, all students need to review book selection.  Here is what we use at our school.  It is adapted from the work of Regie Routman and Debbie Miller.

Is THIS The Right Book For Me?

If you answer YES to these questions, the book is probably:

  • Have you read this book over and over ?
  • Do you understand the story very well?
  • Do you know almost every word? 
  • Can you read it easily and smoothly?
  • Do you understand a lot of the book?  
  • Is the book new to you? 
  • Is it a familiar author, content, series, or genre? 
  • Are there just a few tricky words on a page? 
  • When you read, are some places smooth and some places choppy?
  • Are there a lot of words you don't know? 
  • Are you confused about what is happening in most of this book? 
  • Is it hard to understand even when you reread?
  • Do you need a lot of help with the book?


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