Step 4: The Five Finger Test
- Step 4: The Five Finger Test
- This little test will show you whether a book is a good one for your project!
- Read one page anywhere in the book (or on a website).
If you find a word you don't recognize, hold up one thumb.
- THUMBS UP! If you still have only one thumb raised at the end of the page, this book will probably be easy for you to understand.
- If you find a second word that you don't understand, hold
up your thumb and first finger.
- Two fingers make an "L" to signify learning. You might have to stretch your mind a bit,
but the book is probably a good resource.
- If you find a third word you don't understand, hold up the next finger, too.
- This book might be hard to read, or you'llhave to ask for help. You might want to find a reading partner.
- If you find a fourth word, hold up the next finger in line, as shown.
- Warning! This book will probably be too much of a struggle to help you in your current project.
- If there's a fifth word, open your hand fully.
This is a warning for you to stop for now. The book isn't appropriate.
- You can always read the book later after you've learned a little more about your subject.