For long-term homeschooling families
Unsure where to start?
PLD has many resources which can assist homeschoolers in developing strong language and literacy skills in their children. Many of our resources can be used across multiple ages, making them ideal for homeschool families with several children and allowing them to grow with your child as they progress. To help you get started with PLD’s resources, we have outlined below some of our best sellers that can be easily implemented at home.
- Looking for a spelling program that is Australian and covers multiple ages and abilities?
- Curious to know how your child’s literacy skills are developing or identify skills that need support?
- Don’t forget the importance of oral language skills
Looking for a spelling program that is Australian and covers multiple ages and abilities? Our programs are all Australian which makes teaching spelling so much easier as we use Australian spelling and pronunciation of phonic sounds. Our best selling resource Phonic & Sight Word Sequence includes phonic concepts, charts, spelling rules, spelling and reading words, sights words, spelling worksheets and termly review tests. It covers the whole primary school years making it a fantastic resource for homeschool families as it will grow with your children and can be used across all ages.
PLD provides online training to help you in understanding how to use the PLD process to teach your child. You will find these HERE.
We are currently working on some exciting new resources which will include preset spelling lists, phonic flash cards and activities – so you can pick it up and run with it, with minimal preparation. Keep an eye on this space for their release very soon!
Curious to know how your child’s literacy skills are developing or identify skills that need support? You may be interested in our free screening tools which allow you to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses in the areas of phonological awareness, oral language comprehension, reading and spelling.
- Pre-Literacy Screens: Difficulty Acquiring the Alphabet, Early Years Pre-Literacy Screen (3-4 year olds) and Foundation Pre-Literacy Screen (5 year olds).
- Reading Skills: Early Reading Profile – Foundation and Early Reading Profile – Year 1 & 2
- Spelling Skills: Whole School Phonic Sight Word Sequence Placement Screening
Don’t forget the importance of oral language skills. Under each of the links below, you will find descriptions of activities you can do with your child that will build oral language skills and movement and motor skills. Particularly in the Early Years and Foundation, these skills are very important as they form the foundation on which strong literacy skills are built. You will find lots of suggestions and link to PLD resources that support the development of these vital skills by clicking on the image(s) below.
Oral language skills (like answering questions, telling stories and news, having a conversation, using a variety of different words) are vital to the development of literacy skills. You can find a simple test of a child’s ability to understand questions below.
The following PLD resources can help to support oral language skills: Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2, Year 3, 4, 5 & 6.