Self-selected Reading

During self-selected reading, students select books that match their interest as well as reading level.  This requires a broad assortment of level-appropriate titles that are labeled and organized for easy and informed access.  

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Students can be taught to select books using the Five Finger Test:  As the student reads the first several pages of a book, he or she lifts a finger for each unknown word he or she encounters.  If he or she lifts more than five fingers within the first 100 words, the book is probably too difficult.  More information on the Five Finger Test can be found in the Pathways Teacher Manual