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.


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