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PLD boasts an impressive collection of nearly 100 evidence-based programs and resources tailored to the Early Years, Foundation, Years 1 & 2, and Years 3 – 6. The dedication to excellence is reflected in PLD’s achievement of the Australian Primary Publisher of the Year title for four consecutive years – 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 – as bestowed by teachers across Australia.
Beginning its journey as a Literacy and Learning clinic in 2007, PLD has undergone significant transformations throughout its history. The ability to consistently adapt and evolve has been the driving force propelling PLD to its current structure. Explore the journey further below.
Oral language encompasses the essential abilities of speaking and listening. The fundamental building blocks of oral language proficiency include word knowledge (vocabulary), sentence structure (grammar), language comprehension (semantic understanding and overall comprehension), and structured thinking (the ability to elaborate, organise, and sequence thoughts).
Although inadequate oral language skills may not immediately hinder children’s reading abilities, the lingering consequences over time are concerning. As students progress into middle primary school, where both the curriculum and reading materials grow in complexity, a significant portion of them may encounter difficulties in keeping pace with academic demands if their language skills remain underdeveloped.
Importance of Embracing All Three Aspects
True literacy goes beyond the mere recognition of words on a page. To truly become skilled readers and writers, students must possess the ability to speak clearly, understand what they hear, and seamlessly translate these skills into written language. This is exactly what sets PLD’s resources apart – their focus on the trio of skills together.