BRI Free Resources
Beginning Reading Instruction is a is a successful programme for teaching children to read at home and in school (see full range of books in our online shop).
We have put together the resources below to help you to get the best out of BRI.
Initial and Mastery Assessments and Graph
The PDFs below offer transparent information for school and for Pupil Premium records. 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 child
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
Beneath the picture of each story, space has been allotted for two stars: the first to be given after completion of a reading, the second after rereading with expression. It is vital that any 'star system' never leads to rushing through the stories. Some children will take a long time to complete two readings, and their efforts and achievement are deserving of encouragement and praise.
BRI Character Poster
This colourful poster can be used to assist with a short daily segmenting/blending session on the animals' names.
A pre-printed A3 character poster is also available on request and can be posted free with your order. To receive your copy, email email@example.com with your contact details.
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Suitability of BRI Books
The table below gives an indication of the type of reader each BRI Level is suitable for.
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.