At Sunflower, we have a very strong intervention program for teaching children the essential skills to read beyond simple words. The problem we run into is finding actual chapter books for older children to apply these skills in connected text. Getting struggling readers to "by into" something that does not necessarily come easily to them is a challenge. That's where the Branches book series comes into play. They are high interest, yet lower readability for children to perfect the craft of reading. The sets encourage children to read as they follow a common character through adventures, mysteries and common kid interests. Students practice and apply reading skills, perfect their reading fluency and get closer to meeting their reading goals. It's the perfect trifecta!