The graded readers can be used for shared, group, guided, paired and independent reading. This reading practice will develop skills such as phonic awareness, word recognition, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency. The readers provide multiple opportunities for guided practice in phonic decoding and look-and-say strategies.

Humour is an important feature of many of the stories. Several texts include facts about animals, people in the community, places in our environment, and South Africa. Stories encourage self-reflection, critical thinking and problem-solving.