Simple, quick to administer ‘tests’ to ascertain the child’s starting point.
A separate sheet allows for exact marking and enables progress to be clearly monitored.
Study the straightforward and concise Getting Started instructions before beginning the process of reading guidance.
Sound Cards BRI 1, BRI 2, BRI 3
Introduce new letter/sound correspondences to beginner readers by means of Sound Cards. Use the cards only until the child is using the protocol: Say the sounds and read the word. After the protocol is established cue new correspondences as the child reads the text, saying: “The sound here is / /.
Word Cards BRI 1
Use Word Cards with BRI 1 only as long as is necessary to establish the protocol: Say the sounds and read the word. Word flashcards are apt to set in train processes of memorization, & aid the avoidance of decoding. BRI avoids this danger by setting up the default approach: Say the sounds and read the word and by presenting visually similar words that make ‘saying the sounds’ easier than focusing on word-as-a-whole reading or on damaging multi-strategy approaches adopted by leading catch-up programmes.