Choosing Books

Choosing the "Right Book" or... 

What should I read next ?

The "right book for me" has:

•a print size that is easy for my eyes to see. •a topic that is interesting. •passes the five finger test (just a few words too hard) •from a series I read and liked. •I can understand and like the first sentence. •has a front fly, back cover, or back fly that looks interesting. •has the perfect amount of pictures. •has a reading level is in a good range for me (not too hard, not too easy).

Using the "Five Finger Test" will help you decide if a book is too hard for you to read.  Practice using this fun game!

Five Finger Test

Open your book to a page in the middle that is all text without any pictures. Hold up 5 fingers on one hand. Begin reading at the top of the page. Put down a finger each time you stumble over a word or come to a word you do not know. If you can get to the bottom of the page and still have at least one finger up, this book has passed the five finger test!

The sites below will help you to find some new books to read! (Don't forget to ask Ms. Rondeau for more great book ideas!)

What should I read next- type in a title and it shares other titles of same genre or author​

READING RAINBOW

BOOK HIVE

BOOK WINK

INKLESS TALES

KIDREADS

STORYLINE ONLINE

AMERICAN FOLKLORE

The International Children's Digital Library

HARRY POTTER

AMERICAN GIRL

JUNIE B. JONES

Poetry Symbaloo​

Reading with Mrs. P​

Kids Book Series​

Sequels and Series​

A Book and a Hug​

E-Books - or Digital Books:    Check out these sites for online reading adventures!

VRC Blog - Post comments on Weebly to share the Virginia Reader's Choice books you read and liked!

VRC Blog​

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