With their non-educational feel and a wide variety of different sporting theme, "Sports Zone" uses a fresh approach to provide top quality, lower ability reading materials. It encourages readers by using topics of interest including snowboarding, football, mountain biking, wind-surfing, ice-hockey, Formula 1, athletics and swimming. It improves readers' ability across three controlled levels of reading difficulty (6.5 to 9.5). It features short, highly illustrated, manageable chapters capturing the attention of readers. Attractive covers and paperback style remove the stigma of special needs. It provides an integrated approach by offering supporting material online including downloadable worksheets, extra stories and interactive activities.