Lesson Plan

Finding the Right Books

To help develop independent readers, we need to make sure our students are able to identify books they can read independently. Teaching students to pick "just right" books helps them develop reading fluency by reading books at their level.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify books at their reading level.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Ask students if they've ever read a book that was too hard for them.
  • Tell students that everyone has read books beyond their comfort level! Explain that some books have words that are tricky, or hard, to figure out.
  • Explain that some books can even be too easy to read! For some readers, too easy books might have just one word on each page.
  • Share that different books are hard and easy for different people. We need to find the books that are just right for each of us!