I’m so excited to share with you that my first ebook is HERE! (Please note this is a PDF file.) It’s called How to Choose “Just Right” Books: Helping Kids Grow as Readers (Purchase link is at the end of this blog post).
Throughout my journey of blogging, I have been asked a lot of questions about reading. “How do I know if a book is just right for my reader?” ranks within my top 10 for sure. The answer to this question is a lot more complicated than the common five finger rule, especially for reluctant or struggling readers!
So I’ve taken the information I learned while getting my M.Ed. in Elementary Reading, my experience as a classroom teacher and private reading tutor of struggling readers, and the experience I’ve had over the last four years with my own young readers at home and bundled it all up in one place! Whew!
In How to Choose “Just Right” Books, you will find:
- the theory behind and importance of “just right” books, explained without all the teacher words
- factors that determine “just right” texts
- practical tips for determining the grade level of a book
- creative ideas and texts for older struggling readers
- how to make observations as a child reads aloud
- helpful hints for asking comprehension questions
- how to put it all together to discover that “just right” book level
You can view the general topics below:
What Others are Already Saying About How to Choose “Just Right” Books
Becky Spence knows her stuff — she’ll help you be like Goldilocks to discover a “just right” book for your growing, hungry readers. And, she gives you lots of yummy tips to make the reading more delicious!
-Melissa Taylor, author of Book Love and blogger at Imagination Soup
How To Choose “Just Right” Books approaches the topic of choosing out books for your children in a friendly and easy to read manner while filling the reader with the most important details on the subject. It clarifies common misconceptions with sound reasoning and gives valuable tips on how to encourage avid reading in your children through the selection of “just right” books. Becky’s substantial expertise and experience is evident and makes this book an invaluable piece for any parent wanting to learn about how to select the most appropriate books for their children.
– Sarah of Stay at Home Educator
Becky Spence will empower you as a teacher by helping you understand exactly how you can help kids grow as readers. These tips, tools, and techniques are summed up and organized into an easy to read and understand format in her new book, How to Choose “Just Right” Books. Becky covers almost everything I learned during my own ‘teach to read’ experiences, both in college and as a Kindergarten teacher.”
– Carisa of 1+1+1=1
Whether you are a parent, tutor, or teacher; Becky’s book is a must-have guide for you to refer to as you help a struggling reader. This book was written in a user friendly way with concise directions and suggestions to guide you each time you select a book.
-Adrianne Meldrum of The Tutor House
I am so impressed Becky’s book. Every page is packed with easy to understand but deeply rich information.
-Malia of Playdough to Plato
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