SPELD South Australia Seminars

PLD’s structured synthetic phonics (SSP) approach is one of the evidence-based approaches recommended by AUSPELD. These full-day seminars outline the explicit instruction of phonics, decoding and spelling along with time-efficient tracking of student performance that informs the targeted teaching. Created to have a broad appeal, these seminars are relevant to all primary school staff involved in literacy learning. The outcomes for the day have been divided into different areas highlighting the key areas addressed for each person registering.

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Seminar Outline

This full-day online seminar provides educators working within Reception, Year 1 & 2 with the knowledge and tools required to explicitly target pre-literacy and early literacy in a systematic fashion. This seminar explains the implementation of PLD’s structured synthetic phonics programs (SSP) within the Foundation year. It outlines PLD’s targeted teaching and the associated tracking and reporting of skill development. The implementation of this preventative program aims to set up young learners for success in their literacy acquisition.

The presentation outlines:

  • Recommended for staff working within the junior primary this seminar explores:
  • How to implement PLD’s structured synthetic phonics approach in Prep, Year 1 and 2.
  • How children typically read first, spell second and write third.
  • The two core skills that enable a child to decode, are the three core skills that facilitate early spelling and the range of skills that facilitate writing.
  • Pre-literacy skill development early in the school year, so that the foundations for literacy are established.
  • A time-efficient pre-literacy assessment to track skill development and readiness for reading and spelling.
  • The teaching of decoding, fluency, and the relevance of decodable reading material.
  • Time-efficient decoding and spelling assessments are designed to identify the range in ability so teachers can be more focused in their instruction.
  • Phonic dictation is a medium to transfer phonic concepts into written work.
  • Techniques to apply for poor (or reluctant) writers.
  • A brief overview of the related real language instruction which facilitates the ability to speak in complex, grammatically correct sentences. This incorporates a focus on Narrative retelling and generation which is designed to increase comprehension and written expression ability.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of PLD’s scope and sequence for Preparatory to Year 6. This is PLD’s best-selling resource ‘Phonic and Sight Word Sequence‘ and is valued at over $70.00. This resource is central to establishing a whole school approach and consistency across year levels and across classrooms. It provides phonic concepts for Reception to Year 6 along with phonemic (and phonological awareness) skills, spelling rules, spelling words, high-frequency words, placement tests, term reviews, guidelines for explicit teaching, and screening options which can then be plotted onto PLD tracking sheets. The Phonic and Sight Word Sequence book can be viewed in full online by clicking on the link and then the cover.

Reception, Year 1 & 2 – South Australia SPELD Seminar Dates

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TERM 1 – 2024

25 March – Adelaide

TERM 2 – 2024
TERM 3 – 2024

5 August – Adelaide

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