Belfast Education and Library Board
The Harberton  Reading Programme consists of 34 reading books, and 69 workbooks and homework books.  It is an alternative approach to teaching reading designed to help children who are unable to learn to read through whole language or synthetic phonic teaching approaches.

The reading books are a celebration of success and not the teaching tool. Children are taught the target reading vocabulary through workbook activities.  These workbook activities are designed to develop certain thinking skills or processes that will eventually lead to the independent application of reading strategies.

The Harberton Reading Scheme is ONLY available from BELB Reprographics.
If you are interested in purchasing the Harberton Reading Programme or require further details, please contact Gavin Heaney on 028 9056 4143 or email

You can order a full set, or individual booklets to suit your needs. There is no minimum order. Orders must be on a completed ELB Requisition Form, and faxed to 028 9056 4069 or posted to Reprographics, 40 Academy Street, Belfast, BT1 2NQ. Please mark for the attention of Gavin Heaney. Orders can be collected from the unit or we will post to you at cost.
Example of Harberton Reading Scheme - Homework Book
Example of Harberton Reading Scheme - Work Book
Example of Harberton Reading Scheme - Reading Book
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