Choosing “Good Fit” Books

Do you find it hard to find a book that is just right for you?

Here are some hints on choosing a “Good Fit” book.

An important part of becoming a successful independent reader is being able to choose “good fit” books. In the library we have started learning how to choose good fit books. Read below to find out more about what a “good fit” book is and how to find one.

I PICK Good Fit Books

1. I choose a book

2. P urpose – Why do I want to read it?

3. I nterest – Does it interest me?

4. C omprehend – Do I understand what I am reading?

5. K now – Do I know most of the words?

Another way to find a “good fit” book is to use the five finger test. Just use this very simple strategy to select a book that is just right for you.

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The final great ways to find a “Good Fit” book are to find an author you enjoy or to read the first book in a series. If you love them you have ready made reading for weeks (or months) to come as you continue on your reading adventure!

To help you here are some popular authors and series from our own school library.

Check them out. I’m sure you’ll find a “Good Fit” book here.

https://www.goodreads.com/?shelfari_flash=true/ws/shelf.swf

Safer Internet Day

About Safer Internet Day

Safer Internet Day is a worldwide event that raises awareness about online safety and encourages individuals and the community to create a better internet for everyone. Celebrated globally in 150 countries, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe.

In Australia, the eSafety Commissioner (eSafety) is the Official Committee responsible for managing and promoting Safer Internet Day.

Here are some fun activities to help you stay safe online.

https://www.esafety.gov.au/kids

New search engine just for kids

Kids search engine

How is Kiddle designed specifically for kids?

1) Safe search: sites appearing in Kiddle search results satisfy family friendly requirements, as we filter sites with explicit or deceptive content. Please read more on kids safe search on Kiddle here.

2) Kids-oriented results: the boxes below illustrate how Kiddle returns results for each query (in the order shown):

3) Big thumbnails: most Kiddle search results are illustrated with big thumbnails, which makes it easier to scan the results, differentiate between them, and click the most appropriate results to your query. Thumbnails serve as visual clues and are especially beneficial to kids as they don’t read as fast as adults.

4) Large Arial font in Kiddle search results provides better readability for kids.

5) Privacy: we don’t collect any personally identifiable information, and our logs are deleted every 24 hours.

Why not try it out?