Thursday, November 29, 2012

five finger rule

Hello Friends!
Just before the Thanksgiving break, I had parent-teacher conferences. The question I was asked over and over again was, “When we go to the library, how do I know what book my daughter/son should pick out?” Many of them mentioned that their children are eager to read chapter books, but that they are worried they aren’t comprehending the text.
I suggested that they tell their children to use the five finger rule.

I’m sure many of you’ve heard of this before. I made these little posters for my students to take home and hang on their refrigerators. You can grab them below in black and white and color. Enjoy!


t. ulch said...

I love this and it is just what I have been thinking I need to do with my kids but should there be a 3 on the chart? Just wondering! I appreciate the freebie!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the freebie! We are doing a parent literacy event and are sharing the "three finger" rule, which is basically the fiver finger rule without fingers 1 & 2 :)

Maybe I can convince everyone to change it just to have a cute graphic!

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vicky1970 said...

Hi Lyndsey,
Those are great! Thanks for sharing. I love all your stuff - you are super talented!
Vicky :o)
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Cindy Del Valle said...

Oh my goodness! I love, love, love, love, love this! I always had the same question and would offer up the same answer. This little freebie is perfect. Thanks so much!

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Heather's Heart said...

I love it! Thank you for sharing Lyndsey! You have such a giving heart! =)

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Tasha Whitt said...

I found you through the Charts & Chit Chat blog. I love this! I am a new resourece teacher for grades 2-5. This will be so helpful! I am a new follower. :-)


Deb Thomas said...

Thank you for the great posters and sharing them with us!

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Miss Liberry said...


I just want to thank you for your post. I was looking for a good picture of this rule, because I love it also. Nice job with your blog. I have posted the pic on my blog and linked it back to yours.


Inga said...

Thank you so much for this. I've been looking for the five finger rule poster with no luck. I happened to come across yours on Pinterest. It is so attractive and perfect!

Johnvir dela cruz said...

Many thanks! Just what I needed!

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Amber Unger said...

I was looking for a Five Finger Rule mini poster and this download is just PERFECT! Thank you for sharing your hard work!

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