BRI: Beginning Reading Instruction
Boosting reading skills in schools post-pandemic
Covid-19 has created an unprecedented set of challenges for schools, not least, in the teaching of literacy. As a result Piper Books has seen a surge of interest in its easy-to-use decodable stories for young readers.
BRI is a unique programme, used in the UK and across the English-speaking world. It has been scrupulously planned and trialed to enable virtually all children to become confident and fluent readers. Instruction is pared down and can be absorbed with minimal training, making it ideal for volunteer tutors and parents. All instruction, including sound/letter(s) introduction, story outlines and story questions are provided within the books.
BRI’s gradual introduction of each element of the English Alphabetic Code, combined with copious amounts of practice, enables struggling readers to finally grasp ‘how reading works'. At the same time, it is noted for the ease of its execution and is used either as an adjunct to mainstream Synthetic Phonics classroom teaching or on a one-to-one catch-up basis.
BRI is particularly effective for those with poor short-term memories, inadequate comprehension, auditory and speech problems, and complex SEN needs.
Whilst a complete reading programme, BRI is also successfully used with mainstream SSP programmes including Letters and Sounds, Jolly Phonics, and Sound Reading System. The Initial Assessments clearly indicate which Level of BRI a pupil should start with, and Mastery Assessments track progress at every stage.
The programme is built around over 200 lively stories that act as a powerful motivator as well as aiding language development and rigorous decoding practice.
'The books make such a difference to the children's confidence, as they can suddenly read every word'
Ordering BRI: Beginning Reading Instruction
BRI and its follow-up programme ARI (Advanced Reading Instruction) are available on Amazon. However, schools can contact us directly for discounts on multiple orders. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to let us know quantities required.
Available to order from Amazon
Getting Started with BRI
£3.50 Buy on Amazon
Early Spelling and Extended Reading Practice Levels 1, 2 and 3
£5.99 Buy on Amazon