The easiest way I know to see if a book is too hard for kids. Works best with a 100 word passage. You can teach children to do this themselves and monitor their reading. Five Finger Rule Poster (Free printable)
Five Finger Rule. This is also another great idea for students when it comes to picking out books they want to read. However, you should encourage reading different material instead of books that they can easily understand. They may need help with the books but they are able to look at different books. This can be used for when they are picking books out individually.
HOW TO CHOOSE JUST RIGHT BOOKS: Goldie Socks and the Three Libearians is an adorable retelling of the classic fairytale, Goldilocks and The Three Bears. This book is the perfect story for children (and their parents) to understand what “just right book” reading is all about. Choosing a “just right” book is an important skill for all students. One of the author’s purposes in this book is to inform the reader about the five finger rule. $