Branches nurtures growing readers by stretching their abilities with stories and text that are neither too easy, nor too difficult–developing confidence and facilitating comprehension!
Did you know?
When kids have favorite characters, they love to follow their adventures in book after book.
But it's not just love of characters that make book series so important for beginning readers! As a new reader, there's a lot to digest in a book – the story structure, the characters, the setting, the tone... Reading books in a series allows a comfort level with many aspects of the book, so readers can focus on something else...the words!
Want to monitor your growing readers' success at home or in the classroom? Have them keep a reading log – tracking the titles of the books they' re reading, the number of minutes or pages read each day, the date they started the book, and the date they finished. Even invite them to mention whether they'd recommend it to a friend!