- look for books with pictures! Pictures help tell the story when you're hung up on some of the words
- avoid books with very tiny print
- read some of the book- you should understand most of the words and most of the story (but it's okay to still have some questions)
- look for books with topics that interest you
We followed our lesson by listening to the book How to read a story by Kate Messner
Students then got to practice choosing "just right" books by organizing a pile of books into "just right" and not "just right"