Today in reading we discussed the importance of finding a good fit book when we pick a book to read. To help with this concept we compared a good fitting book to a pair of good fitting shoes. A pair of small shoes do not let our toes stretch out, just like a book that is too easy does not let our mind expand and learn new words, concepts, and ideas. Sometimes there are shoes that we are we think are going to fit, but they are either just a little too big or a little too small. This also happens when we pick books that are a little too easy or a little too difficult. Just like a pair of shoes that are too small or too big are not enjoyable to wear, a book that is too easy or difficult is not enjoyable to read. Students learned they can use the five finger rule to pick a book. The five finger rule is if you struggle with five of the words on a given page in a book, then the book is too difficult for you to read independently. Next week when they go to the library, the students are going to try to pick some good fit books!