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Springfield, IL 62703
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WHAT IS A "JUST RIGHT" BOOK?

Just a reminder: our Read Aloud books are mostly NOT just right books for our children. They are intended to be read to children by an adult.

This little video is a good explanation of what a "just right" book is. No more than 1 word in 20 is unknown. (That does not mean that if your child can "sound it out" it is ok. If your child needs to do any work to acquire the word, it is unknown and should be counted that way.)

Another indicator of a book being "just right" is that your child can understand the content independently. Even if your child is reading at a 96% accuracy rate, he(she) may not be understanding it. Many experts say 98% accuracy is a better indicator of accuracy and understanding.

Kids I have known can tell you that if you read books that are not "just right" in these ways, you become a 'DREADED WORD CALLER" and that is NOT really reading!

A GREAT SITE FOR GIRLS

Mandy Saia found this site which is rich with books about and for strong girls.
Check it out..

Mem Fox Website

Mem Fox, author of numerous children's books and literacy expert offers many read aloud tips including many from her book, Reading Magic.