Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Week 7: Five finger rule

This week we learned about the 'five finger rule'.  When you are reading a book you have your hand ready. Every time you come across a hard word or a word you don't know, you put up one finger.  If you have all five fingers up before the end of the page it means 'STOP' and that the text is too hard for you.

We use this rule to help us find books that we can read independently.  Do you have a rule that you use?


  1. Kia Ora Setonga class,

    Wow you guys or really on to it.My mind is blown away from your guys reading skills,I love how you guys are taking time to reading and learn new thing about the books.I see you guys progressing you reading skills to other class.Are you guys tell me some new thing that you guys have learn during your library time.How was the reading by the way?.I hope you guys a ready for new information next time when you guys read.

  2. That was a cool Rules setoga class.

  3. Kia Ora Setoga class,

    I really like how you guys made up the five finger rule. Well in fact I have been using your guys five finger rule. Hey I just remembered that when I got stuck on a word my mum use to tell me to change the book. When did you guys think about a five finger rule?


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