2nd Grade students come to the library once a week for checkout. They are able to checkout 2 books each week provided they return the prior week's books. One of their books should be a "Just Right" book (see box on far right)
Parents please help students to remember to bring their books on their library day. Most teachers have a basket in the classroom if students want to return their book before the checkout day.
A "Just Right" book means a book that is not too hard and not too easy; it is one that they can read and understand mostly on their own. Reading "Just Right" books helps the student become more fluent and a better reader. To find a "Just Right" book, students are taught the 5 Finger Test.
5 Finger Test
Open the book to any page and start reading. For every word that you don't know or understand hold up one finger. If at the end of the page you have
0 fingers the book is too easy
1-2 fingers the book is just right
3+ fingers the book is too hard