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ARI Free Resources

The ARI decodable stories provide abundant exposure to a controlled selection of sound-letter correspondences, enabling decoding to become automatic, and fluent, confident readers to flourish (see full range of books in our online shop).

The resources below should help you to get the most out of the programme.


Initial and Mastery Assessments and Graph

The Assessments are simple and quick-to-administer, providing essential indicators of reading progress and demonstrating whether what has been taught has actually been learned. As well as indicating the optimum starting-point for any child who is not a complete beginner. The accompanying graph provides an instant visual record of progress.

The Assessments will:


  • Indicate the optimum starting point for each student

  • Provide the baseline for comparing before/after progress once a student has completed Mastery Assessment

  • Demonstrate concrete evidence of progress to a student lacking in confidence if the Initial Assessment is re-administered following completion of a Level and its Mastery Assessment

ARI Level 1 Initial and Mastery Assessments

ARI Level 1

ARI Level 2 Initial and Mastery Assessments

ARI Level 2

ARI Level 3 Initial and Mastery Assessments

ARI Level 3

ARI Assessment Graph

Assessment Graph

Order of Introduction

Order of Introduction

A story-by-story record of word, sound and letter(s) introduction, incorporating a tutor comments section.

ARI Level 1A Order of Introduction

ARI Level 1A

ARI Level 1B Order of Introduction

ARI Level 1B

ARI Level 2A Order of Introduction

ARI Level 2A

ARI Level 2B Order of Introduction

ARI Level 2B

ARI Level 3A Order of Introduction

ARI Level 3A

ARI Level 3B Order of Introduction

ARI Level 3B

ARI Level 3C Order of Introduction

ARI Level 3C

Suitability of ARI Books

The table below gives an indication of the type of reader each ARI Level is suitable for.

Piper Books Suitability Table for ARI Advanced Reading Instruction Books

Phonics Check Assessment

On completion of ARI Level 2, all correspondences covered in the Gov.UK Phonics Check Assessment have been carefully introduced and thoroughly practised.

Preview Samples of Books

To see sample text, go to the Buy ARI Books page and click 'Shop Now' button to go to the Amazon page, which provides a 'Read sample' option for a preview of each book.

Free Bookmarks

BRI ARI MRI Bookmarks

Complimentary BRI, ARI, and MRI bookmarks with free P&P are available on request to people who have purchased our books.

Please email us. Include the version of bookmark selected, quantity (maximum of 15 bookmarks per version), contact name and delivery address.

Customers outside the UK will also need to provide a contact phone number for courier purposes only.

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