ATP and I taught about book levels earlier this week. Thanks to an idea from sweet colleagues, we demonstrated finding a "just right" book by having student volunteers try on three sizes of t-shirt: too small, too big, and just right.
It was a great visual metaphor to address the fact that yes you CAN read a book that's too easy, or too hard, but it won't be comfortable or good for you as a reader.
Check out our anchor chart below, which goes along with the "5 Finger Test" to check for challenging words.
p.s. Make sure you check back on Monday for an EXCITING give away!