For Educators

Looking for ways to enhance your reading instruction?
TRI can help!

TRI Growth
Through professional development and online coaching, Targeted Reading Instruction (TRI) helps teachers refine their instructional practice as they work one-on-one with a beginning reader. Teachers adapt TRI activities to match the specific needs of each student, rapidly accelerating reading progress.

It is a resource that every teacher needs...I became more confident as a teacher and as a reading teacher. I went to school to get a reading specialist degree and when I graduated, I still didn't feel confident in the classroom. My favorite subject to teach was math not reading. I felt like a robot going through the motions. TRI has really helped me focus my small group and one-on-one reading instruction. It just gave me much more confidence and I knew I could teach children how to read.

- Teacher, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Targeted Readed Instruction


Key Elements


Color-Coded Levels


Minutes a Day

3 Key Elements

Rereading for Fluency

Quick reread of a familiar text.

Word Work

Focused hands-on activities developing decoding skills.

Connected Text Reading

Applying decoding skills in connected text.

4 Color Coded Levels

TRI Pink

  • Short vowels 
  • 2 and 3 sound words

TRI Blue

  • Short vowels 
  • 4 and 5 sound words

TRI Green

  • Long vowel patterns
  • Diphthongs and r-controlled vowels 

TRI Purple

  • Multisyllabic words
  • Nonfiction texts

15 Minutes a Day

2 Minutes

Rereading for Fluency

6-8 Minutes

Word Work

5 Minutes

Connected Text Reading

TRI moves children academically in a short amount of time. It is effective and very engaging.

- Principal, Sampson County Schools

Want to try TRI activities on your own? Follow this link to access TRI videos, lesson guides, and decodable texts.

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