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Back To School Checklist

The beginning of the school year is an incredibly busy time of the year. Despite the workload ahead of all of you, it is imperative that schools start their year well. With this in mind, we’ve developed the following Term 1 essential checklist for teachers, school leaders and those new to PLD which should greatly assist during this busy time.

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Term 1

Back To School Checklist

1. Do I have the current PLD screening tools? Each of the PLD Screens has been updated and they are available to download directly in the Early Years Screening & Tracking Manual.

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    Early Years Screening & Tracking Manual

2. Do I have the current PLD Tracking Sheets? PLD recommends that the Early Years testing is placed on the PLD Tracking Sheets, which can be requested here. For step-by-step instructions on how you can establish a consistent screening and tracking process in Term 1, click here.

3. Have I downloaded and read all of the relevant PLD information for Early Years? These downloads include the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual and The Pathway of Pre-Literacy into Early Literacy along with the Early Years developmental milestones I should expect my students to be achieving. These handouts are great to use as a reference guide or to hand out to parents at the beginning of the school year.

4. Have I shared the PLD process with the parents in my classroom? PLD believes that school and home must work together in order to have an effective start to the Early Years. PLD has created a range of Early Years parent information videos that are available to view and share here.

5. Have I read through PLD’s Term 1 Teaching Sequence? This guide covers a week-by-week outline tailored to your requirements in conjunction with our downloadable Teaching Sequence Manual.

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    Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual

6. Am I equipped with sufficient programs, to deliver effective explicit instruction to the students in my care? PLD is making it easier than ever to ensure you have the essential resources you need for each year level, with a discount attached. Click on the link(s) below to view the range.

  • Back To School Checklist
    Ultimate Literacy & Oral Language Early Years PLD Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $461.55
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Early Years Oral Language Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $221.00
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    Essential Early Years Literacy Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $240.55

VIEW ALL EARLY YEARS PROGRAMS HERE

7. Have I invested in my professional development for 2020? To ensure effective implementation of PLD Literacy in your school, we offer both online and face-to-face training and consulting options through our Online CoursesSeminars and School Based Professional Development.


Term 1

Back To School Checklist

1. Do I have the current PLD screening tools? Recently revised, each of the below screens is available to download directly from our website here. If you haven’t downloaded the 2020 updates, click here to download the revised versions.

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    Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual

2. Do I have the 2020 versions of the PLD tracking sheets? PLD recommends that the Foundation testing is placed on the PLD tracking sheets, which can be requested here. For step by step instructions on how you can establish a consistent screening and tracking process in Term 1, click here.

3. Have I downloaded and read all of the relevant PLD information for Foundation? These downloads include the PLD Whole School Literacy Strategy and The Pathway of Pre-Literacy into Early Literacy and the Foundation developmental milestones I should expect my students to be achieving.

4. Have I shared the PLD process with the parents in my classroom? PLD believes that school and home must work together in order to have an effective start to the Early Years. PLD has created a range of parent information videos that are available to view here.

5. Have I read through PLD’s Term 1 Whole School Literacy Strategy? This guide covers a week-by-week outline tailored specifically to your requirements in conjunction with our downloadable 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan for Australian Primary Schools. Based on the WSLP, we have created an overall guide for Foundation, find out more here.

6. Am I equipped with sufficient programs, to deliver effective explicit instruction to the students in my care? For 2020, PLD are making it easier than ever to ensure you have the essential resources you need for each year level. Click on the link(s) below to view the range.

  • Back To School Checklist
    Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual
  • Back To School Checklist
    Ultimate Literacy & Oral Language Foundation PLD Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $620.50
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Foundation Oral Language Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $221.00
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Foundation Literacy Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $399.50

VIEW FOUNDATION PROGRAMS HERE

7. Have I invested in my professional development for 2020? To ensure effective implementation of PLD Literacy in your school, we offer both online and face-to-face training and consulting options through our Online CoursesSeminars and School Based Professional Development.


Term 1

Back To School Checklist

1. Do I have the current PLD screening tools? Each screen is available to download directly from the PLD site. Each of the PLD Screens has been updated for 2020. If you haven’t already, click here to download the revised versions.

  • Back To School Checklist
    Year 1 & 2 Screening & Tracking Manual

2. Do I have the 2020 versions of the PLD tracking sheets? PLD recommends that the Year 1 & 2 testing is placed on the PLD tracking sheets, which can be requested here. For step by step instructions on how you can establish a consistent screening and tracking process in Term 1, click here.

3. Have I downloaded and read all of the relevant PLD information for Year 1 & 2? These downloads include the PLD Whole School Literacy Strategy and the Year 1 & 2 developmental milestones I should expect my students to be achieving.

4. Have I shared the PLD process with the parents in my classroom? PLD believes that school and home must work together in order to have an effective start to the Early Years. PLD has created a range of parent information videos that are available to view here.

5. Have I read through PLD’s Term 1 Whole School Literacy Strategy? This guide covers a week-by-week outline tailored specifically to your requirements in conjunction with our downloadable 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan for Australian Primary Schools. Based on the WSLP, we have created an overall guide for Foundation, find out more here.

6. Am I equipped with sufficient programs, to deliver effective explicit instruction to the students in my care? For 2020, PLD are making it easier than ever to ensure you have the essential resources you need for each year level. Click on the link(s) below to view the range.

  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Low Entry Year 1 and 2 Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $214.20
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Year 1 & 2 Oral Language Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $161.50
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Year 2 Literacy Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $250.75
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Year 1 Literacy Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $250.75

VIEW YEAR 1 & 2 PROGRAMS HERE

7. Have I invested in my professional development for 2020? To ensure effective implementation of PLD Literacy in your school, we offer both online and face-to-face training and consulting options through our Online CoursesSeminars and School Based Professional Development.


Term 1

Back To School Checklist

1. Do I have the current PLD screening tools? Each screen is available to download directly from the PLD site. Each of the PLD Screens has been updated for 2020. If you haven’t already, click here to download the revised versions.

  • Back To School Checklist
    Assessments for Students Experiencing Difficulty Within Stage 1 Targets 1, 2 & 3
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    Whole School Phonic Sight Word Sequence Placement Screening
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    8-9 Year Old Comprehension Questions Progress Check

2. Do I have the 2020 versions of the PLD tracking sheets? PLD recommends that Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 testing is placed on the PLD tracking sheets, which can be requested here. For step by step instructions on how you can establish a consistent screening and tracking process in Term 1, click here.

3. Have I downloaded and read all of the relevant PLD information for Year 3, 4, 5 & 6? These downloads include the PLD Whole School Literacy Strategy and the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 developmental milestones I should expect my students to be achieving.

4. Have I shared the PLD process with the parents in my classroom? PLD believes that school and home must work together in order to have an effective start to the Early Years. PLD has created a range of parent information videos that are available to view here.

5. Have I read through PLD’s Term 1 Whole School Literacy Strategy? This guide covers a week-by-week outline tailored specifically to your requirements in conjunction with our downloadable 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan for Australian Primary Schools. Based on the WSLP, we have created an overall guide for Foundation, find out more here.

6. Am I equipped with sufficient programs, to deliver effective explicit instruction to the students in my care? For 2020, PLD are making it easier than ever to ensure you have the essential resources you need for each year level. Click on the link(s) below to view the range.

  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Oral Language Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $161.50
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Year 5 and 6 Literacy Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $214.20
  • Back To School Checklist
    Essential Year 3 and 4 Literacy Starter Pack
    Product on sale
    From $214.20

VIEW YEAR 3, 4, 5 & 6 PROGRAMS HERE

7. Have I invested in my professional development for 2020? To ensure effective implementation of PLD Literacy in your school, we offer both online and face-to-face training and consulting options through our Online CoursesSeminars and School Based Professional Development.


Term 1

Back To School Checklist

School Leaders and Literacy Coordinators are encouraged to take a look at our dedicated – How to implement PLD successfully page.

Within the page we have outlined:

  • Evidence in support of SSP
  • PLD for classroom teachers including the essential implementation manuals required
  • PLD’s free school leaders online course and supporting implementation manual

As always, If you have a question about this post email or anything else that we do here at PLD, please do not hesitate to get in touch as we are always happy to help. Wishing you all the best for Term 1.

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