In order to become better readers, students need to read texts which interest and challenge them. Independent reading is key to helping students become life-long learners and independent thinkers. But students often struggle with finding books on their own. Even when they choose a book based on a recommendation from a friend or teacher, that doesn't help them learn to decide on their own what books are right for them. The "1-2-3 This Book Is For Me" strategy is designed to give them a strategy for choosing an independent reading book. In 3 short steps, students can pull any book off the shelf and decide whether or not it's right for them. This gives them more choice and more control.