King Edward Elementary School
Some books have a reading level printed on the front or back cover. RL 2.4 would mean that this book could be read independently by most students at mid grade 2 level.
5 Finger Rule:
Encourage your child to use the 5 finger rule to test whether a book is the right level for reading alone. Have children read the first page of the book. Whenever they come to a word they don’t know or are unsure of, they put up 1 finger. If all 5 fingers are up by the end of the page, the book is too difficult for them to read on their own right now.
The book may still be a good choice for paired reading or for a read-aloud.