Grade 2 Finding a “Just right book.”

This week at Marmara Campus we looked at three strategies to use to help us choose a “Just right Book” from the library.

We learned TWO helpful words when it comes to choosing books

First word – browse                                                                               

[brouz] Show IPA verb, browsed, brows·ing, noun.
verb (used with object)


to eat, nibble at, or feed on (leaves, tender shoots, or other soft vegetation). like a giraffe does

to graze; pasture on.

3. to look through or glance at casually: He’s browsing the shelves for something to read.

When we browse for something to read we look at the displays, look at the shelves, take our time and look at many books. We can use our shelf markers to hold the place where the book was so if we don’t like it we can return it to the right spot.

Second word – peruse

[puh-rooz] Show IPA

verb (used with object), pe·rused, pe·rus·ing.


to read through with thoroughness or care: to peruse a report.

to read.

to survey or examine in detail.
When we peruse the book we can go to a page and use the five finger method to decide if the book is too hard. Our students practiced this today.
We can also use Destiny to narrow our search for a book by using the Narrow Search menu and Interest level. Our students also tried using this feature on Destiny.

We will be working on choosing “Just right Books” all year.