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, these eighty-one poems, plays and stories 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 Resources for copies of:
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 graph.
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.