Fluent reading for adults
From beginner to bookworm
“There is so little available for older poor readers that is not demeaning. MRI treats adults as adults. I really do think that these books will become firm favourites with Essential Skills literacy tutors and their students.” Senior Literacy Tutor
For those scarred by years of educational failure, Mature Reading Instruction offers a thorough grounding in essential decoding skills, within witty, entertaining narratives.
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 MRI books offer a darkly comic take on history, myths, folk tales and literary masterpieces.
MRI Sets 1 and 2: 32,000
MRI Sets 3 and 4: 48,000
See Free Resources for copies of Set 1: Book 6: Macbeth
Set 2: Book 8: Story 3: Problems with the Number Nine
Set 3: Book 9: Story 3: Athena and Arachne
Set 4: Book 5: Extract from Pride and Prejudice
Plus progress assessment sheets and graphs.
The majority of older readers should start with Set 1 but students with very basic reading skills will benefit from the shorter and simpler Starter Set.
MRI also offers abundant Systematic 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 his/her progress towards becoming a competent reader. Information and procedures are clearly and simply explained.
Practical Teaching Points, Initial and Final Assessment, Background Information About the Stories, Record Keeping, Fluency Practice, Copying and Dictation Exercises, Frequently Asked Questions, and Troubleshooting.