How do you find books you like?
1. Well the first question needs to be...
What do you like to do away from school? What are your favorite movies? What are your hobbies? What are your favorite TV shows or songs? What video games do you like? Knowing these things about yourself will help you find a genre. A genre is a fancy word (French word, Fancy Nancy would be so proud) for type of book.
2. Do you know the type of books that are available to you?
Review this ppt to see if you remember: typesofgenres.ppt (99,5 kB)
*Then, open this link to get a genre scavenger hunt. Answer any ten correct for a prize; turn in to to Mrs. G's turn in bucket. :)
3. When you find a book, how do you know it is good for your reading level?
Five Finger Test
1. Open to any page.
2. Hold up one hand.
3. For every word you do not know on the page, put down a finger.
4. If you get to the end of the page, and you've lost all your fingers, the book is a challenge for you. There is nothing wrong with reading a challenge book every now and then, but if all you read are challenge books, your reading level will not grow.
5. If you get the end of the page, and you haven't lost any fingers, the book is too easy for you. There is nothing wrong with reading an easy book every now and then, but if all you read are easy books, your reading level will not grow.
6. If you get to the end of the page, and you loose some of your fingers (even just one), then this book is just right for you! Reading lots of just right books (at least 25 each school year) will help your reading level grow!