This template helps students implement the five finger rule when determining if a given book is too challenging, too easy, or just right for them as readers. Here's how it works: A student opens a book he or she is thinking about reading to a middle page and begins to read that page. Each time the student encounters an unfamiliar word, he or she writes that word on one of the lines above a finger on the template. If the lines fill up with tough words before the page ends, then the student knows that the book is too difficult. If there are no lines filled at all, then the book may be too easy. If there are a few tough words, but not too many, then the book is likely to be a good fit!