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Get Started or Refine PLD Implementation in Term 1

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. Whether seeking to refine the current implementation or make a start in Term 1, the information outlined below should be of interest. 

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Making a start in Term 1 in the EARLY YEARS

Get Started or Refine PLD Implementation in Term 1

Kindergarten (WA/QLD/SA/TAS), Preschool (NSW/ACT/NT/VIC)

Step 1: Understanding PLD’s implementation in the Early Years

  • PLD’s Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual is essential for planning what to teach, when to teach and how to cater for the range in ability week-by-week with PLD. Refer to page 4 for the Term 1 overview.
  • To assist Early Years teachers getting the most out of PLD during Term 1 we have provided free access to installment 1 in the Pre-literacy in the early years online course. This 45-minute video covers the Term 1 requirements and shows how to make a positive start to the year with oral language and phonological awareness.
  • PLD believes the best literacy outcomes are achieved when school and home work together. To help educators to quickly and easily inform parents on the PLD process, we have compiled our recommended semester 1 parent education resources into a handy downloadable booklet.

Step 2: Following the period of explicit instruction, profile the class during week 6 or 7 in Term 1

  • In an effort to cater for the range in ability, following a period of repeated targeted instruction, as outlined within the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual, PLD recommends each class implementing PLD identifies (on the basis of the termly screening) three targeted teaching groups. The Early Years Screening & Tracking Manual outlines What to screen? When to screen? How to screen? & How to report on the data collected?
  • View this 5-minute video on EARLY YEARS data collection. Don’t forget to hide the Term 2, 3 & 4 columns.

PLD have created a step-by-step implementation guide that will outline the Early Years process in more detail below.

Making a start in Term 1 in Foundation

Get Started or Refine PLD Implementation in Term 1

Pre-Primary (WA), Kindergarten (NSW/ACT), Prep (QLD/VIC/TAS), Reception (SA), Transition (NT)

Step 1: Understanding PLD’s implementation in Foundation

  • PLD’s Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual is essential for planning what to teach, when to teach and how to cater for the range in ability week-by-week with PLD. Refer to page 7 for the Term 1 overview.
  • To assist Foundation teachers getting the most out of PLD during Term 1 we have provided free access to installment 1 in the Learning to read, spell and write in Foundation online course. This 61-minute video covers the Term 1 requirements and reading and pre-reading.
  • PLD believes the best literacy outcomes are achieved when school and home work together. To help educators to quickly and easily inform parents on the PLD process, we have compiled our recommended semester 1 parent education resources into a handy downloadable booklet.

Step 2: Following the period of explicit instruction, profile the class during week 6 or 7 in Term 1

  • In an effort to cater for the range in ability, following a period of repeated targeted instruction, as outlined within the Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual, PLD recommends each class implementing PLD identifies (on the basis of the termly screening) three targeted teaching groups. The Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual outlines What to screen? When to screen? How to screen? & How to report on the data collected?
  • View this 6-minute video on FOUNDATION data collection. Don’t forget to hide the Term 2, 3 & 4 columns.

PLD have created a step-by-step implementation guide that will outline the Foundation process in more detail below.

Making a start in Term 1 in Year 1 & 2

Get Started or Refine PLD Implementation in Term 1

Step 1: Understanding PLD’s implementation in the Years 1 & 2

Step 2: Following the viewing of the online course, profile the class within week 1 of Term 1

  • The Phonic & Sight Word Sequence Placement, located in the Year 1 & 2 Screening & Tracking Manual, has 4 formats (i.e. one for each term). Each class should be presented with the beginning of year spelling placement test, ideally in week 1. 
  • The testing result are then plotted onto the PLD Tracking Sheets that the admin has set up. The online course will showcase how to complete this process along with the viewing of this short 6-minute video on Year 1 and 2 data collection.
  • Remember, all of the Year 1 students require the presentation of The Early Reading Profile, from the Year 1 & 2 Screening & Tracking Manual, so that appropriate decodable reading material is allocated. The screen takes approximately 3 minutes per student. In Year 2, only the students with below-average reading require the screen to be presented. Mark words correct or incorrect. If correct, also write in what the student verbalised. Also, make a note of whether there is whole word reading or sounding-out occurring E.g. sh/u/t or sh/ut or shut. Within the Year 1 & 2 Screening & Tracking Manual on pages 18 and 20, you will find examples of semester one and two Year 1 reading profiles should look.

PLD have created a step-by-step implementation guide that will outline the Year 1 & 2 process in more detail below.

Making a start in Term 1 in Year 3, 4, 5, & 6

Get Started or Refine PLD Implementation in Term 1

Step 1: Understanding PLD’s implementation in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Step 2: Following the viewing of the online course, profile the class within week 1 of Term 1

  • The Phonic & Sight Word Sequence placement test located in the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual has 4 formats (i.e. one for each term). Each class should be presented with the beginning of year spelling placement test, ideally in week 1. 
  • The testing result are then plotted onto the PLD Tracking Sheets that the admin has set up. The online course will showcase how to complete this process along with the viewing of this short 5-minute video on Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 data collection.

PLD have created a step-by-step implementation guide that will outline the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 process in more detail below.