We spent a lot of time last week talking about what a "just right" book was and how it looks differently for all of us. It doesn't mean we can't read easier or harder books but sometimes to practice and make us more confident in reading, "just right" books are what's best!
We have been practicing with partners and on our own to find "just right" books! The reminders at home will help them remember when they are looking at their bookshelf or at the library!
First we read the title. If we can read it and it sounds interesting, we look at the back. If the book doesn't have anything on the back, we move on. We read the first page. If we make less than 5 errors on the first page, it's probably a good book for us! If the book has lots of pictures, we also look at those. Pictures can help tell the story and show us a lot! If we like the pictures, then it probably is a "just right" book!