The five-finger rule

Amber Prentice shares a quick trick that she uses with her students to help them determine whether what they are reading is at the right level.

Teacher: Amber Prentice Jimenez
Grade: 7 and 8
School Name: Middle School, Minneapolis, MN

Reading at the right level: The five-finger rule

Amber Prentice shares a quick trick that she uses with her students to help them determine whether what they are reading is at the right level.

Lesson Summary

Amber Prentice is an ELL and Spanish teacher with experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds. While teaching in St. Paul, MN, Amber taught middle school ELL newcomers and refugees and led a number of initiatives to integrate ELL families into the school community. Amber has also taken an active role in leading teacher training programs, and was selected by the AFT to train female teacher trainers in Yemen and high school teachers in Afghanistan in a special professional development program.

Amber has served on the American Federation of Teacher ELL Cadre for three years and currently teaches middle school Spanish in California.