How to P.I.C.K. the Right Book for You!
Created by: L. McCartie
Know the Words
As the reader you want to have an interest in the story!
Determine interest by:
looking at the title page/illustrations,
reading the back page,
considering the genre/topic,
flipping through the pages, and
reading the text subtitles.
Before selecting a book you need to think about the reason why you are searching for a book in the first place.
Is it for school? for pleasure? for an assignment?Keep this in mind when selecting a book!
Comprehending the book you are reading is very important!
To test if a story is the right level for you choose a page of the book to read.
Ask yourself: did I understand what I just read? Do I remember what I read? Was I able to read most words?
Being able to read, understand, and decode the text in a story is very important. When testing vocabulary understanding read a page of the text and follow the five finger rule.
0-1 unknown words: book is too easy
2-3 unknown words: book is just right
4-5 unknown words: book is too difficult
Reading is meant to be fun and enjoyable,
no matter the purpose! Follow these key tips
to help you pick the best book!
Enjoy the Journey of
Reading & Learning!
Reference: Mascott,A. (2013, July 29). Help kids to P.I.C.K. the right books. Retrieved from: http://www.scholastic.com/parents/blogs/scholastic-parents-raise-reader/help-kids-to-pick-right-books