Reading for ages 12 to 16
Combining skills-based phonics practice with reading for pleasure
Piper Books offers a fresh chance to those who have fallen through the educational net. Catch-up learners with weak or missing phonics knowledge need opportunities to read intelligent and engaging texts. This is exactly what the stories offer. The MRI programme establishes automatic decoding skills within stories that students can read and want to read.
From the tragicomedy of Henry VIII to the doom of an Aztec city, from the antics of Africa’s spider demi-god to the trials of Miss Elizabeth Bennet, from Hamlet’s insanity to Beowulf’s heroics, the fifty Mature Reading Instruction books offer a darkly comic take on history, myths, folk tales and literary masterpieces.
Level 1: 8,600 words
Level 2: 16,700 words
Level 3: 17,900 words
Level 4A: 12,700 words
Level 4B: 13,000 words
Level 5A: 13,000 words
Level 5B: 12,800 words’
See Free Resources for:
Level 1 Play 1: Macbeth
Level 3 Story 7: Anansi has Problems: Part 3: Problems with the Number Nine
Level 4B Story 4: Athena and Arachne
Extract from MRI Level 5A Play 3: Pride and Prejudice’
Plus progress assessment sheets and graphs
Level 1 is much shorter and simpler than subsequent volumes – run the Level 1 Initial Assessment from the Resources page to see if your student can skip straight to Level 2.
MRI also offers abundant Systematic Synthetic Phonics practice for ESL (English as a Second Language) programmes.
MRI Tutor Guide
The photocopiable MRI Tutor Guide enables all teachers to assess exactly where a student is in their progress towards becoming a competent reader. Information and procedures are clearly and simply explained.
Practical Teaching Points, Initial and Final Assessments, Background Information About the Stories, Record Keeping, Fluency Practice, Copying and Dictation Exercises, Frequently Asked Questions, and Troubleshooting.
“The overview is very clear and practical and provides the tutor with all the important introductory information – research base, relevance to Synthetic Phonics, range of literature spanned and suggestions for further activities.”Adult Literacy Teacher