3 & 4 year old - All Skills

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  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2019
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    Screening is a PLD area of strength. For each age range, we have a collection of non-standardised screening tools that are available within our programs and for download. Use this assessment schedule to refine your whole school literacy strategy or plan your literacy classroom assessments.

    Most of the screening tools mentioned in this downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website or are

  • Difficulty learning the alphabet
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    Children require an awareness of the small or individual sounds at the beginning of words in order to be in a good position to start learning the alphabet sounds.

    Why? When children are able to ‘hear’ and ‘say’ the initial sounds in words only then does the alphabet sound system make sense. This does

  • Letter Formation for Little People – Step 1
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    An early childhood approach to instructing letter formation in FOUNDATION FONT.

    Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this easy-to-use resource contains an early childhood approach to developing positive letter formation skills. The process commences by targeting letter

  • Letter Formation for Little People (Cursive Font)
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    An early childhood approach to instructing letter formation.

    Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this easy-to-use resource contains an early childhood approach to developing positive letter formation skills. The process commences by targeting letter

  • Alphabet sound charts (Cursive Font)
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    Classroom display charts or flash cards focused upon the alphabet sounds.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this sets of charts in Cursive Font illustrates the alphabet sounds and the

  • Basic Starter Pack: Early Years
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    This Basic Early Years Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of pre-literacy. Includes: Vocabulary and syllable time Alphabet the multisensory way Learning to blend, onset and rime    

    This Basic Early Years Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of pre-literacy. Includes: Vocabulary and syllable time Alphabet the multisensory way

  • Vocabulary & syllable scripted flip books
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    Phonological awareness training with semantic categories.

    Designed by a speech pathologist for teachers and parents. Short sessions aim to prepare children for literacy. Designed to extend vocabulary and phonological awareness skills.

  • Pre-literacy Flip Books
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    Pre-literacy Flip Books

    The scripted phonemic awareness and alphabet/early phonics flip books form explicit time efficient resources for whole class or small focused group sessions

    The scripted phonemic awareness and alphabet/early phonics flip books form explicit time efficient resources for whole class or small focused group sessions

  • Full set of early years oral language programs
    $375.00 $318.77 ex. GST $350.65 Incl. GST
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    Designed by speech pathologists, this pack provides whole class, small group and individualised tasks to boost childrens vocabulary, ability to speak in gramatically correct sentences and ability to be independent speakers.

    Designed by speech pathologists, this pack provides whole class, small group and individualised tasks to boost childrens vocabulary, ability to speak in gramatically correct sentences

  • Alphabet starter pack
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    The range of programs provides a colour coded flip book, consolidation work sheets and explicit letter formation tasks. Ideal for the skill rehearsal that is required in the early years. This pack includes:   Alphabet the multisensory way A program for 4-6 year olds, incorporating stage 1 phonic concepts. Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers […]

    The range of programs provides a colour coded flip book, consolidation work sheets and explicit letter formation tasks. Ideal for the skill rehearsal that is

  • Learning to Blend Onset and Rime
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    A phonemic awareness (onset and rime) blending program, designed to prepare children for reading.

    Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. Within this program, the phonemic awareness skill of blending is targeted. Blending represents an immediate precursor

  • Vocabulary and syllable time 2
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    Phonological awareness training with semantic categories.

    Phonological awareness and training with semantic categories Designed by a speech pathologist for teachers and parents Short sessions aim to prepare children for literacy Designed

  • Vocabulary and syllable time Set 1
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    Phonological awareness training with semantic categories.

    Phonological awareness training with semantic categories Designed by a speech pathologist for teachers and parents Short sessions aim to prepare children for literacy Designed to

  • Reading race 1a – cvc words
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    Reading Race 1a: CVC words is the first in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning. This fun educational game app was designed for children between the ages of 4 and 6.

    CVC words or consonant-vowel-consonant words are simple three-letter words such as mat, dog and sit.

    This one player game gives children an opportunity to start sounding out simple CVC words in a sequential, intuitive synthetic phonics manner. Children will get

  • Alphabet finger tracing & rainbow writing
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    Alphabet sounds & formation on the basis of scripted verbal cues.

    Representing the phonic and sound structure of words Occupational therapy and speech pathology collaborated to create this resource. Designed for finger tracing and rainbow writing.

  • Full set: semantics programs
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    Designed by speech pathologists for children in the early years, the 5 and 10 minute tasks explicitly explore the realm of semantics. The colourful pictures are engaging and educational.

    Designed by speech pathologists for children in the early years, the 5 and 10 minute tasks explicitly explore the realm of semantics. The colourful pictures

  • General Starter Pack: Early Years
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    This Early Years Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of pre-literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. Includes: Alphabet the multisensory way Preparing for the alphabet Letter formation for little people Preparing children for handwriting Developing news telling and narrative skills

    This Early Years Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of pre-literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. Includes: Alphabet the

  • Wikki stix, bulk pak b192
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    Wikki Stix, Bulk Pak

    A supplementary resource suitable to use with certain PLD resources.

    Wikki Stix are made of yarn and food-grade non toxic wax. They have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. Slightly tacky, they

  • Wikki stix, primary pak
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    A supplementary resource suitable to use with certain PLD resources.

    Wikki Stix are made of yarn and food-grade non toxic wax. They have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. Slightly tacky, they

  • Wikki stix, neon pak
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    Wikki Stix, Neon Pak

    A supplementary resource suitable to use with certain PLD resources.

    Wikki Stix are made of yarn and food-grade non toxic wax. They have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. Slightly tacky, they

  • Syllable Time
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    Syllable Time

    A Phonological Awareness Program.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this ready-to-use pack provides everything needed to teach children to sound out the

  • Activity retells for 3 to 5 year olds
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    Developing language within the early years

    Instructional material outlining how to teach 3 to 5 year olds to express themselves verbally. A complete pack for the preschool, classroom or home instruction,

  • Narrative structure for 6 to 8 year olds
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    Narrative Structure for 6 to 8 Year Olds

    An A4 card set for helping 6 to 8-year-old children to start expressing themselves verbally and in writing

    The card set explicitly outlines the components of a basic narrative: a beginning, a problem, characters thoughts and feelings, multiple events, an ending and finally

  • Preparing for the alphabet
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    Beginning sound awareness: a phonemic awareness program

    Beginning sound awareness; a phonemic awareness program Phonemic awareness is an important pre-literacy skill. The colour card sets form the basis of explicit 5 minute

  • 3 year old comprehension questions
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    A home or school picture book program

    Designed by Speech Pathologists. Designed for teachers and parents for use in schools, daycare and in the home. List of recommended picture books and scripted

  • Comprehension questions for 4 year olds
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    A home or school picture book program

    Designed by Speech Pathologists. Designed for teachers and parents for use in schools, daycare and in the home. List of recommended picture books and scripted

  • Preparing Children for Handwriting Step 1
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    Preparing children for Handwriting Step 1

    The range of motor skills that support handwriting

    This practical and easy to use activity guide provides early childhood workers and parents with easy-to-understand information and activities focused upon fine and gross motor

  • Developing news telling and narrative skills for 4 year olds
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    Show and tell, activity retells & news telling.

    A complete pack for the classroom or home instruction, this resource was designed by Speech Pathologists to help parents and teachers instruct 4 year olds

  • Pre-writing patterns
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    Preparing children for letter formation

    A program for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year olds focusing on the six basic patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters. Practical

  • Am I ready to handwrite?
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    Am I  ready to Handwrite?

    Am I ready to handwrite is a poster providing solid introduction to the beginning of handwriting

    Ideal for student and teacher reference, this poster is designed to provide explicit instruction on the following: Letter formation and size Letter placement Reminders of

  • 4 year old fine & gross motor developmental milestones
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    4 Year Old Fine & Gross Motor Developmental Milestones

    A poster designed to promote awareness of early fine and gross motor skill developmental milestones in 4 Year Olds.

    Designed by Occupational Therapists this resource promotes awareness of early motor developmental milestones. The poster outlines: What children be able to do with their body.

  • Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens
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    Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens

    Profiling as students acquire pre-literacy, reading & spelling skills.

    Profiling the essential skills screening tools Time efficient screening options that track junior primary skills and inform teaching requirements. Multiple pre-literacy and early literacy screening

  • Speech Development Screen
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    A simple articulation screen for teachers and parents.

      Designed by Speech Pathologists for use in early childhood centres, schools and the home. The screen is quick and simple to administer. The screen

  • Developing Cutting Skills Step 1, 2 and 3
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    Developing Cutting Skills Stage 1-3 is a program for 2 to 4 year-olds focused on developing scissor and cutting skills

    From holding scissors to snipping and cutting along a line Designed by Occupational Therapists and Educators for use in schools and the home Simple and

  • 10 minute language games – set 1
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    Developing vocabulary and the ability to speak in sentences.

    A program for 3 to 5 year olds which features fast paced games for vocabulary expansion and the application of vocabulary to categorising and description

  • Semantic scenes and questioning set 1
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    A school-based or home-based program designed to equip teachers and parents of 4 year old children with activities that will develop semantic knowledge.

    Designed by speech pathologists for teachers and parents. Packed with activities that develop semantic knowledge. Colour thematic picture scenes include: the zoo, transport, at home,

  • Picture book retelling step 1
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    Developing oral narrative skills for later writing & comprehension.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists, Picture Book Retelling Step 1 for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year olds breaks down early narrative skills into simple sequential

  • Pre-writing patterns – write on posters
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    Pre-Writing Patterns - Write On Posters

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. These double sided wipe on wipe off A3 reusable posters can be used with white board markers as a wall poster, on an easel or table.

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. These double sided wipe on wipe off A3 reusable posters

  • Pre-writing patterns – workbook
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    Pre-Writing Patterns - Workbook

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. The 64 page workbook presents a simple, systematic and fun approach to teaching letter foundation skills.

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. The 64 page workbook presents a simple, systematic and fun

  • Alphabet the Multi Sensory Way
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    Alphabet the Multi Sensory Way

    A program for 4-6 year olds, incorporating stage 1 phonic concepts.

    Incorporating stage 1 phonic concepts Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents. Simple to use. Card sets explicitly teach the alphabet and phonic sounds.

  • Alphabet sound charts (Foundation Font)
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    Classroom display charts or flash cards emphasizing lower case and the alphabet sounds.

    A multi-sensory approach to learning alphabet sounds through listening, seeing and saying. Designed by Speech Pathologists Designed for teachers and parents Bright and attractive charts

  • Alphabet desk mats for the early years
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    Alphabet Desk Mats For The Early Years

    Alphabet support for the Early Years.

    The desk mats are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early writing efforts providing: Letter starting points of

  • The Pathway of Pre-Literacy into Early Literacy
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    Schools will have literacy results maximized over the long-term when they systematically plan how students progress from pre-literacy (or emergent literacy skills) into their early literacy skills. The two primary areas that will facilitate a smooth transition into early reading and spelling are: Phonemic awareness (and specifically blending for early reading and segmentation for early […]

    Schools will have literacy results maximized over the long-term when they systematically plan how students progress from pre-literacy (or emergent literacy skills) into their early

  • Speech & language development posters and sheets – ages 0...
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    This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language development milestones for children within the early years (0 to 3 years of age). Includes tips for home and causes for concern. Click to download separate milestone lists below.

    Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide an list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages.

  • Fine & gross motor development ages 4 & 5
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    This fine and gross motor development milestone sheet for 4 and 5 year old children outlines tips for home and causes for concern.

    Designed by Occupational Therapists this resource promotes awareness of early motor developmental milestones. The sheet outlines: What children be able to do with their body.

  • Recommended picture books to read to 0-2, 3 & 4...
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    The PLD recommended picture book lists outline quality age appropriate titles to read children at specific ages. The lists have been created by speech pathologists with the aim of promoting the development of oral language skills.   Additional recommended readings: Why read your child’s favourite books over and over? Read to your child, even after […]

    The PLD recommended picture book lists outline quality age appropriate titles to read children at specific ages. The lists have been created by speech pathologists

  • Early years language, literacy & motor milestones
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    A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in the early years (3 and 4 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.

  • Phases of writing development ages 3 to 5
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    A fact sheet which identifies the four phases of writing development. It includes age related examples.

  • Getting ready for writing (pre-writing) ages 3 & 4
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    A fact sheet which identifies the six basic (pre-writing) patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters.

  • A whole-school approach to developing narrative skills
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    A fact sheet outlining a step by step, whole school approach to developing narrative skills using PLD’s programs.

  • Speech & language development milestones – 18 month old
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    A fact sheet which details speech and language developmental milestones for 18 month olds.

  • Speech & language development milestones – 12 months old
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    A fact sheet which details speech and language developmental milestones for 12 month olds.

  • Speech & language development milestones – 6 months old
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    A fact sheet which details speech and language developmental milestones for 6 month olds.

  • Speech & language development posters and sheets – 4 year...
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    This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language developmental milestones for 4 year olds.

    Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide an list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages.

  • Speech & language development milestones – 3 year old
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    A fact sheet which details speech and language developmental milestones for 3 year olds.

    Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide an list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages.

  • Speech & language development milestones – 2 year old
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    A fact sheet which details the speech and language developmental milestones for 2 year olds.

  • Listen A3 poster
    Listen A3 Poster

    To Create A Good Speaking And Listening Environment

    Brainstorm with students what makes a good listener and speaker. Have a reward system that promotes good listening and speaking behaviours in the classroom. Give

  • Speak A3 poster
    Speak A3 Poster

    To Create A Good Speaking And Listening Environment

    Brainstorm with students what makes a good listener and speaker. Have a reward system that promotes good listening and speaking behaviours in the classroom. Give

  • Oral language concept development ages 3 to 6
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    A fact sheet which outlines the timeline for developing oral language concepts in children aged 2 to 6 years.

  • Speech Sound Development posters and sheets
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    The milestone poster/sheet details the age related milestones for speech sound development in children aged 3 to 8 years.

    Many parents, early childhood workers and teachers will wonder if a child speech is normal. Most children’s speech becomes clearer gradually as they hear and

  • Language literacy link
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    A fact sheet explaining the importance of targeting BOTH language based literacy (or oral language skills) and print based literacy skills (i.e. alphabetic, phonic, spelling and decoding ability) for the development of interpretative reading and writing skills.

    This item can downloaded from the the link above.

  • Developing cutting skills milestones ages 3 to 6
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    A fact sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 2 to 6 years.

  • Pencil grip & drawing skills ages 1 to 6
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    These fact sheets identify the age related milestones for hand function, pencil grip (grasp) and drawing skills in children aged 1 to 6 years. They present images of good and NOT good pencil grip and also outline hints for making good pencil grip easier.

  • Which paper & pencils
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    A fact sheet which identifies a methodical stage-based sequence to identifying the types of paper and pencils to use with early writers.

  • Ages & stages of literacy development ages 3 to 12
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    A fact sheet which identifies age related milestones for literacy development in children from 3 years of age. Included are decoding and spelling skill checklists for Stage 1 (or Year 1) through to Stage 5 (or Year 5).

  • Correct pencil grip
    Correct Pencil Grip Free Fact Sheet

    A downloadable fact sheet with large illustrations and helpful tips of good pencil grip for left and right hand students.

    This item is available for download from the link above.

  • PLD’s whole school literacy strategy
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    The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, motor and oral language resources during the Early Years, Foundation Year, Year 1 and across Years 2 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.

    The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When

  • Key Areas That Maximise Academic Achievement
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    PLD advocates that a child is more likely to reach their full academic potential when three key areas are simultaneously developed. The information sheet summarises the three key areas:

    1) Literacy (Spelling and Decoding)

    2) Movement and Motor

    3) Oral Language

     

    This item can be downloaded from the the link above.

  • Semantic development milestones ages 3 to 6
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    A fact sheet outlining age related milestones for semantic development in children aged 3 to 6 years.

    This can be downloaded from the the link above.

  • Story telling development ages 2 to 7
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    A fact sheet which outlines an overview of story telling development.

    This item is available for download from the link above.

  • Student observations to accompany a SP referral
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    This form provides PLD’s recommended observations to accompany a referral of a student to a Speech Pathologist. It lists various observations for receptive language (understanding or comprehension), expressive language (oral language), attention, literacy skills, speech and social skills.

5 year old - All Skills

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  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2019
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    Screening is a PLD area of strength. For each age range, we have a collection of non-standardised screening tools that are available within our programs and for download. Use this assessment schedule to refine your whole school literacy strategy or plan your literacy classroom assessments.

    Most of the screening tools mentioned in this downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website or are

  • Difficulty learning the alphabet
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    Children require an awareness of the small or individual sounds at the beginning of words in order to be in a good position to start learning the alphabet sounds.

    Why? When children are able to ‘hear’ and ‘say’ the initial sounds in words only then does the alphabet sound system make sense. This does

  • Sight word teaching and assessments for Foundation
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    Sight words are high frequency words that need to be learned by sight.

    Tip #1: There is a need for better terminology and understanding. Firstly ‘sight words’ means so many things to different people. The term ‘sight words’

  • Letter Formation for Little People – Step 2
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    A junior primary approach to instructing letter formation in FOUNDATION FONT.

    Simple and easy to use, the resource targets letter formation in a junior primary manner. Designed by an Occupational Therapist. Provides clear guidelines on getting

  • Alphabet sound charts (Cursive Font)
    $35.00 ex. GST $38.50 Incl. GST
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    Classroom display charts or flash cards focused upon the alphabet sounds.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this sets of charts in Cursive Font illustrates the alphabet sounds and the

  • Basic Starter Pack: Foundation
    $177.00 $150.45 ex. GST $165.50 Incl. GST
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    This Basic Foundation Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the areas of pre and early literacy. Includes: Alphabet the multisensory way Learning to blend 3 phonemes Learning to segment CVC words  

    This Basic Foundation Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the areas of pre and early literacy. Includes: Alphabet the multisensory way Learning to

  • First Spelling Words – Set 2
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    Introducing CVC Spelling into the early years.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists for use in schools. Early spelling concepts are introduced in progressive steps. The cards are based upon PLD’s ‘structured synthetic phonics’

  • Pre-literacy Flip Books
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    Pre-literacy Flip Books

    The scripted phonemic awareness and alphabet/early phonics flip books form explicit time efficient resources for whole class or small focused group sessions

    The scripted phonemic awareness and alphabet/early phonics flip books form explicit time efficient resources for whole class or small focused group sessions

  • Full set of foundation oral language programs
    $375.00 $318.77 ex. GST $350.65 Incl. GST
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    Designed by speech pathologists, this pack provides whole class, small group and individualised tasks to boost childrens vocabulary, ability to speak in gramatically correct sentences and ability to be independent speakers.

    Designed by speech pathologists, this pack provides whole class, small group and individualised tasks to boost childrens vocabulary, ability to speak in gramatically correct sentences

  • Alphabet starter pack
    $244.00 $207.41 ex. GST $228.15 Incl. GST
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    The range of programs provides a colour coded flip book, consolidation work sheets and explicit letter formation tasks. Ideal for the skill rehearsal that is required in the early years. This pack includes:   Alphabet the multisensory way A program for 4-6 year olds, incorporating stage 1 phonic concepts. Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers […]

    The range of programs provides a colour coded flip book, consolidation work sheets and explicit letter formation tasks. Ideal for the skill rehearsal that is

  • Learning to Blend Three Phonemes
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    Learning to Blend Three Phonemes

    A phonemic awareness blending program, designed to prepare children for reading.

    Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. Within this program, the phonemic awareness skill of blending is targeted. Blending represents an immediate precursor

  • Learning to Segment CVC Words
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    Learning to Segment CVC Words

    A phonemic awareness segmentation program, designed to prepare children for spelling.

    Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. Within this program, the phonemic awareness skill of segmentation is targeted. Segmentation represents an immediate precursor

  • Learning to Blend Onset and Rime
    $59.00 ex. GST $64.90 Incl. GST
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    A phonemic awareness (onset and rime) blending program, designed to prepare children for reading.

    Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. Within this program, the phonemic awareness skill of blending is targeted. Blending represents an immediate precursor

  • Reading race 1a – cvc words
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    Reading Race 1a: CVC words is the first in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning. This fun educational game app was designed for children between the ages of 4 and 6.

    CVC words or consonant-vowel-consonant words are simple three-letter words such as mat, dog and sit.

    This one player game gives children an opportunity to start sounding out simple CVC words in a sequential, intuitive synthetic phonics manner. Children will get

  • Reading race 1b – sh, ch words
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    Reading Race 1b: sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck words is the second in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning.

    A one player game designed for children between the ages of 4 and 6, this fun and engaging educational game is designed to teach a

  • Reading race 1c – ccvc and cvcc words
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    Reading Race 1c: CCVC and CVCC words is the third in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning.

    A one player game designed for children between the ages of 4 and 7 by Australian speech pathologist, Diana Rigg, this dynamic and engaging game

  • Alphabet finger tracing & rainbow writing
    $45.00 ex. GST $49.50 Incl. GST
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    Alphabet sounds & formation on the basis of scripted verbal cues.

    Representing the phonic and sound structure of words Occupational therapy and speech pathology collaborated to create this resource. Designed for finger tracing and rainbow writing.

  • Full set: semantics programs
    $300.00 $255.00 ex. GST $280.50 Incl. GST
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    Designed by speech pathologists for children in the early years, the 5 and 10 minute tasks explicitly explore the realm of semantics. The colourful pictures are engaging and educational.

    Designed by speech pathologists for children in the early years, the 5 and 10 minute tasks explicitly explore the realm of semantics. The colourful pictures

  • Pre-spelling and early spelling
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    The set presents pre-spelling (‘sounding-out’ or phonemic segmentation) and simple early childhood initial spelling tasks (such as creating CVC spelling words with Wikki Stix).

    The set presents pre-spelling (‘sounding-out’ or phonemic segmentation) and simple early childhood initial spelling tasks (such as creating CVC spelling words with Wikki Stix).

  • Fast track into early reading and spelling
    $150.00 $127.50 ex. GST $140.25 Incl. GST
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    These programs are designed to transition non-readers and non-spellers into early literacy. The programs require 5-10 minute sessions two to three times a day.

    These programs are designed to transition non-readers and non-spellers into early literacy. The programs require 5-10 minute sessions two to three times a day.

  • Stage 1 reading games
    $169.00 $143.64 ex. GST $158.00 Incl. GST
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    The stage 1 games can be played over and over and enable students to rehearse and strengthen their spelling and reading skills. This pack contains: Stage 1 phonic bingo games Stage 1 decoding and spelling games Teaching the first 100 sight words

    The stage 1 games can be played over and over and enable students to rehearse and strengthen their spelling and reading skills. This pack contains:

  • General Starter Pack: Foundation
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    This Foundation Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of pre and early literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. This pack contains: Alphabet the multisensory way First writing activities First reading words Teaching the first 100 sight words Preparing for reading

    This Foundation Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of pre and early literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. This

  • Foundation first literacy programs
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    Designed for the early years, the pack brings together programs which establish the basics in early reading, spelling, sight words and writing ability.

    Designed for the early years, the pack brings together programs which establish the basics in early reading, spelling, sight words and writing ability.

  • Wikki stix, bulk pak b192
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    Wikki Stix, Bulk Pak

    A supplementary resource suitable to use with certain PLD resources.

    Wikki Stix are made of yarn and food-grade non toxic wax. They have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. Slightly tacky, they

  • Wikki stix, primary pak
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    A supplementary resource suitable to use with certain PLD resources.

    Wikki Stix are made of yarn and food-grade non toxic wax. They have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. Slightly tacky, they

  • Wikki stix, neon pak
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    Wikki Stix, Neon Pak

    A supplementary resource suitable to use with certain PLD resources.

    Wikki Stix are made of yarn and food-grade non toxic wax. They have been manufactured in the USA for over twenty years. Slightly tacky, they

  • Teaching the first 25 sight words
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    Flash cards, games, assessments and display.

    Flash cards, games, assessments and display  Designed by a speech pathologist. Four explicit instruction strategies are applied to the first 25 sight words. Methods for

  • Spell star 1a – cvc words
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    This first app (in a set of four), is designed for students who are on the verge of spelling or who have recently started to spell CVC words. The app is most suitable for the following age groups:

    Advanced preschool children.
    Average Foundation students as they embark on the journey of learning to spell along with their peers.
    Older students who are still acquiring CVC spelling ability.

    This one player game is designed to provide early spellers with multiple opportunities to: Rehearse CVC spelling words. Extend early spelling by gradually increasing the

  • Spell star 1b – sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ck...
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    This second app (from a set of four), has been designed for students who are acquiring the ability to spell words which contain the early phonic concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck. The app is most suitable for the following age groups:

    Year 1 students as they embark on the journey of learning to spell along with their peers.
    Older students who are still acquiring the ability to spell words containing the phonic concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck.

    This one player game is designed to provide early spellers with multiple opportunities to: Rehearse spelling words containing the phonic concepts sh, ch, th, oo,

  • Spell star 1c – ccvc and cvcc words
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    This third app (from a set of four), has been designed for students who are working towards acquiring words with double consonants at the start of words (e.g. st, br, sm, tr) and at the end of words (e.g. mp, nt, ld, ft). CCVC stands for consonant-consonant-vowel-consonant words.

    The app is most suitable for the following groups:

    Year 1 students as they embark on the journey of learning to spell along with their peers.
    Older students who are still acquiring the ability to spell with double consonants.

    This one player game is designed to provide early spellers with multiple opportunities to: Rehearse CCVC and CVCC spelling words. Extend early spelling by gradually

  • First Writing Activities
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    Introducing writing tasks into the early childhood years.

    For the junior primary years. Designed by speech pathologists for students in the junior primary. A large range of writing genres are designed to move

  • Two Player Reading 1a – cvc words
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    This first app (from set of four) has been designed for those students on the verge of reading or who have recently started reading. It is an excellent supplement to early reading books, flash cards and reading games.

    CVC words include words such as run, hot, hat and cap. CVC stands for consonant-vowel-consonant.

    The App is most suitable for the following age groups:

    Advanced Kindergarten/Pre-School children
    Average Pre-Primary/Foundation students (as they start to embark on their new National Curriculum goals of learning to read prior to Year 1).
    Poor readers from Year 1, who are still operating at a CVC level.

    This two player game is designed to provide early readers with multiple opportunities to: Rehearse and automate their CVC single word reading skills. Extend single

  • Two Player Reading 1b – sh, ch, th, oo, ee,...
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    This second app (from a set of four) has been designed for students learning to read words containing the early phonic concepts: sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck. It is an excellent supplement to early reading books, flash cards and reading games.

    The app is most suitable for the following age groups:

    Advanced Kindergarten/Pre-School children
    Average Pre-Primary/Foundation students (as they start to embark on their new National Curriculum goals of learning to read prior to Year 1).
    Older students who are still learning to read words containing the phonic concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck.

    This two player game is designed to provide early readers with multiple opportunities to: Rehearse and automate their single word reading skills. Extend single word

  • Two Player Reading 1c – ccvc and cvcc words
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    The third app (from a set of four), 1c: CCVC and CVCC words is an innovative two player early literacy game designed by Diana Rigg a renowned Australian Speech Pathologist and Educator. One of the few genuine phonics based activities perfect for early childhood classrooms.

    This two player game is designed to provide early readers with multiple opportunities: To rehearse their decoding and single word reading skills. To extend decoding

  • Two Player Reading 1d – ar, or, ai, ay, oi...
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    This final app (from a set of four) has been designed for students learning to read words containing the phonic concepts: ar, or, ai, ay and oi. It is an excellent supplement to early reading books, flash cards and reading games.

    The App is most suitable for the following age groups:

    Year 1 students as they embark on the journey of learning to read along with their peers.
    Older students who are still acquiring the ability to read words which contain the early phonic concepts ar, or, ai, ay and oi.

    This two player game is designed to provide early readers with multiple opportunities: To rehearse their decoding and single word reading skills. To extend their

  • Teach a child to spell in 3 simple steps
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    Teach a child to Spell  in 3 Simple Steps

    A program for 4 to 6 year olds that outlines 3 simple steps to initiate early spelling skills.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, Teach A Child To Spell In 3 Simple Steps is program for 4

  • Activity retells for 3 to 5 year olds
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    Developing language within the early years

    Instructional material outlining how to teach 3 to 5 year olds to express themselves verbally. A complete pack for the preschool, classroom or home instruction,

  • Alphabet letter sounds
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    An instruction manual (with games and worksheets) targeting letter sounds and letter formation for 4 to 6 year olds.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists. Organised according to structured synthetic phonics: Group 1: s, a, t, p, i, n Group 2: m, r,

  • Phonic & Sight Word Sequence
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    Outlining the relationship between letters and sounds.

    This is our best selling classroom resource.  It applies to Foundation all the way up to Year 6, and provides: A structured scope and sequence

  • Stage 1 Decoding and Spelling Games
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    A program to develop single word decoding and spelling skills for students operating at Stage 1. Games and tasks for targeted small groups and home programs.

    For targeted small groups and home programs Single word phonic word attack skills require explicit instruction and repeated practice. Once single word skills are established,

  • First Reading Words
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    A program for 5 to 6 year olds that introduces CVC reading into the early years.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this resource presents a progressive approach to decoding (or “sounding-out”) some of the

  • First Spelling Words – Set 1
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    A program for 5 to 6 year olds that introduces CVC word spelling with phonics into the early years.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents. Includes three different card templates for increasing task difficulty. Includes and explicit instruction card with seven recommended

  • Preparing for Reading
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    A phonemic awareness program for 4 and 5 year olds targeting CVC blending.

    A phonemic awareness blending program Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. Within this resource, blending is targeted. Blending represents an immediate precursor

  • Preparing for spelling
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    A phonemic awareness program for 4 to 5 year olds targeting CVC segmenting.

    A phonemic awareness segmenting program Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. Within this resource, segmentation is targeted. Segmentation represents an immediate precursor to CVC

  • Stage 1 phonic charts
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    A resource designed for students aged 5-7 years of age or at a stage 1 level representing the phonic and sound structure of words.

    Representing the phonic and sound structure of words The charts can be utilised for the purpose of display or as flash cards. Each set, extends

  • Stage 2 – phonic desk strips
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    Stage 2 - Phonic Desk Strips

    Early phonics and sight word support for writing.

    The desk strips are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early spelling and writing efforts providing: Stage 2

  • Comprehension Questions for 5 Year Old
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    Comprehension Questions for 5 Year Old

    A home or school picture book program.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists. Designed for use in the home or within schools. Contains a list of recommended picture books for this age group. Questions

  • Developing cutting skills stage 4
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    Developing Cutting Skills - Stage 4

    Cutting tasks with corners and curves.

    Designed by an occupational therapist, this practical and easy to use activity guide provides early childhood workers and parents with easy-to-understand information and activities focused

  • Stage 1 Phonic Dictation
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    Stage 1 Phonic Dictation

    Learning to apply phonic knowledge to writing tasks.

    The program develops the ability to transfer phonic and spelling skills into extended reading and written tasks. Short presentation formats outline dictation only. Extended formats

  • Developing news telling and narrative skills for 5 year olds
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    Developing News Telling and Narrative Skills is an instruction manual with explicit details on how to develop show and tell, activity retells and news telling for 5 year olds

    A complete pack for the classroom or home instruction, this resource was designed by Speech Pathologists to help parents and teachers instruct 5 year olds

  • Preparing children for handwriting step 2
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    The range of motor skills that support handwriting.

    This guide continues to prepare children, aged 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 years, for the demands of handwriting. Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this resource

  • Pre-writing patterns
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    Preparing children for letter formation

    A program for 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 year olds focusing on the six basic patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters. Practical

  • Am I ready to handwrite?
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    Am I  ready to Handwrite?

    Am I ready to handwrite is a poster providing solid introduction to the beginning of handwriting

    Ideal for student and teacher reference, this poster is designed to provide explicit instruction on the following: Letter formation and size Letter placement Reminders of

  • 5 year old fine & gross motor developmental milestones
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    5 Year Old Fine & Gross Motor Developmental Milestones

    A poster designed to promote the awareness of early developmental milestones for 5 year olds.

    Designed by Occupational Therapists this resource promotes awareness of early motor developmental milestones. The poster outlines: What children be able to do with their body.

  • Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens
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    Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens

    Profiling as students acquire pre-literacy, reading & spelling skills.

    Profiling the essential skills screening tools Time efficient screening options that track junior primary skills and inform teaching requirements. Multiple pre-literacy and early literacy screening

  • Speech Development Screen
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    A simple articulation screen for teachers and parents.

      Designed by Speech Pathologists for use in early childhood centres, schools and the home. The screen is quick and simple to administer. The screen

  • Teach a child to read in 3 simple steps
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    A program for 4 to 6 year olds that outlines 3 simple steps to initiate early reading skills.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, Teach a child to read In 3 simple steps is program for 4

  • 10 minute language games – set 2
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    Developing vocabulary and the ability to speak in sentences.

    A program for 4 to 6 year olds which features fast paced games for vocabulary expansion and the application of vocabulary to categorising and description

  • Picture book retelling step 2
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    Picture Book Retelling Step 2

    Developing oral narrative skills for later writing & comprehension.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists, Picture Book Retelling Step 2 for 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 year olds breaks down early narrative skills into simple sequential

  • Semantic scenes and questioning set 2
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    A school or home based program designed to equip teachers and parents of 5 year old children with activities that will develop semantic knowledge.

    Designed by speech pathologists for teachers and parents. Packed with activities that develop semantic knowledge. Colour thematic picture scenes include: the zoo, transport, at home,

  • Stage 1 phonic bingo games
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    Stage 1 Phonic Bingo Games provide an engaging way for students to rehearse their decoding, word recognition and phonic skills. Includes 11 sets of bingo games: CVC, sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ck, CCVC, CVCC, ar, or, er, oi, oy

    The bingo games provide an engaging way for students to rehearse their decoding, word recognition and phonic skills. The pack is comprised of 11 bright

  • Pre-writing patterns – write on posters
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    Pre-Writing Patterns - Write On Posters

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. These double sided wipe on wipe off A3 reusable posters can be used with white board markers as a wall poster, on an easel or table.

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. These double sided wipe on wipe off A3 reusable posters

  • Pre-writing patterns – workbook
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    Pre-Writing Patterns - Workbook

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. The 64 page workbook presents a simple, systematic and fun approach to teaching letter foundation skills.

    Pre-writing patterns form the basis of all alphabet letters and prepare children for letter formation. The 64 page workbook presents a simple, systematic and fun

  • Alphabet the Multi Sensory Way
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    Alphabet the Multi Sensory Way

    A program for 4-6 year olds, incorporating stage 1 phonic concepts.

    Incorporating stage 1 phonic concepts Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents. Simple to use. Card sets explicitly teach the alphabet and phonic sounds.

  • Alphabet sound charts (Foundation Font)
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    Classroom display charts or flash cards emphasizing lower case and the alphabet sounds.

    A multi-sensory approach to learning alphabet sounds through listening, seeing and saying. Designed by Speech Pathologists Designed for teachers and parents Bright and attractive charts

  • Alphabet desk mats for the early years
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    Alphabet Desk Mats For The Early Years

    Alphabet support for the Early Years.

    The desk mats are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early writing efforts providing: Letter starting points of

  • Stage 1 – phonic desk strips
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    Early phonics support for early writing.

    The desk strips are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early spelling and writing efforts providing: Stage 1

  • Alphabet desk strips for the early years and year 1
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    Alphabet support for early writers.

    The desk strips are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early spelling and writing efforts providing: Letter starting

  • The Pathway of Pre-Literacy into Early Literacy
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    Schools will have literacy results maximized over the long-term when they systematically plan how students progress from pre-literacy (or emergent literacy skills) into their early literacy skills. The two primary areas that will facilitate a smooth transition into early reading and spelling are: Phonemic awareness (and specifically blending for early reading and segmentation for early […]

    Schools will have literacy results maximized over the long-term when they systematically plan how students progress from pre-literacy (or emergent literacy skills) into their early

  • Fine & gross motor development ages 4 & 5
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    This fine and gross motor development milestone sheet for 4 and 5 year old children outlines tips for home and causes for concern.

    Designed by Occupational Therapists this resource promotes awareness of early motor developmental milestones. The sheet outlines: What children be able to do with their body.

  • Look Cover Say Write Check
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    Look-Cover-Say-Write-Check is a great strategy for children learning to spell.

    Download this useful spelling resource by clicking the link below. For more information on the LCSWC technique, view the video or our Learning to Spell

  • Recommended picture books to read to 5 year olds
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    The PLD recommended picture book lists outline quality age appropriate titles to read children at specific ages. The lists have been created by speech pathologists with the aim of promoting the development of oral language skills.   Additional recommended readings: Why read your child’s favourite books over and over? Read to your child, even after […]

    The PLD recommended picture book lists outline quality age appropriate titles to read children at specific ages. The lists have been created by speech pathologists

  • Foundation year language, literacy & motor milestones
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    A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in the foundation year (5 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.

  • Phases of writing development ages 3 to 5
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    A fact sheet which identifies the four phases of writing development. It includes age related examples.

  • A whole-school approach to developing narrative skills
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    A fact sheet outlining a step by step, whole school approach to developing narrative skills using PLD’s programs.

  • Speech & language development posters and sheets – 5 year...
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    This milestone poster/sheet details the speech and language developmental milestones for 5 year olds.

    Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide an list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages.

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    Listen A3 Poster

    To Create A Good Speaking And Listening Environment

    Brainstorm with students what makes a good listener and speaker. Have a reward system that promotes good listening and speaking behaviours in the classroom. Give

  • Speak A3 poster
    Speak A3 Poster

    To Create A Good Speaking And Listening Environment

    Brainstorm with students what makes a good listener and speaker. Have a reward system that promotes good listening and speaking behaviours in the classroom. Give

  • Oral language concept development ages 3 to 6
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    A fact sheet which outlines the timeline for developing oral language concepts in children aged 2 to 6 years.

  • Speech Sound Development posters and sheets
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    The milestone poster/sheet details the age related milestones for speech sound development in children aged 3 to 8 years.

    Many parents, early childhood workers and teachers will wonder if a child speech is normal. Most children’s speech becomes clearer gradually as they hear and

  • Language literacy link
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    A fact sheet explaining the importance of targeting BOTH language based literacy (or oral language skills) and print based literacy skills (i.e. alphabetic, phonic, spelling and decoding ability) for the development of interpretative reading and writing skills.

    This item can downloaded from the the link above.

  • Supporting the understanding of questions
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    A fact sheet listing observations that indicate a child is experiencing difficulties with oral news telling and narrative retelling which may constitute a potential referral to a Speech Pathologist.

    This item is available for download from the link above.

  • Developing cutting skills milestones ages 3 to 6
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    A fact sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 2 to 6 years.

  • Pencil grip & drawing skills ages 1 to 6
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    These fact sheets identify the age related milestones for hand function, pencil grip (grasp) and drawing skills in children aged 1 to 6 years. They present images of good and NOT good pencil grip and also outline hints for making good pencil grip easier.

  • Which paper & pencils
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    A fact sheet which identifies a methodical stage-based sequence to identifying the types of paper and pencils to use with early writers.

  • Ages & stages of literacy development ages 3 to 12
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    A fact sheet which identifies age related milestones for literacy development in children from 3 years of age. Included are decoding and spelling skill checklists for Stage 1 (or Year 1) through to Stage 5 (or Year 5).

  • Correct pencil grip
    Correct Pencil Grip Free Fact Sheet

    A downloadable fact sheet with large illustrations and helpful tips of good pencil grip for left and right hand students.

    This item is available for download from the link above.

  • PLD’s whole school literacy strategy
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    The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, motor and oral language resources during the Early Years, Foundation Year, Year 1 and across Years 2 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.

    The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When

  • Key Areas That Maximise Academic Achievement
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    PLD advocates that a child is more likely to reach their full academic potential when three key areas are simultaneously developed. The information sheet summarises the three key areas:

    1) Literacy (Spelling and Decoding)

    2) Movement and Motor

    3) Oral Language

     

    This item can be downloaded from the the link above.

  • Semantic development milestones ages 3 to 6
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    A fact sheet outlining age related milestones for semantic development in children aged 3 to 6 years.

    This can be downloaded from the the link above.

  • Story telling development ages 2 to 7
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    A fact sheet which outlines an overview of story telling development.

    This item is available for download from the link above.

  • Student observations to accompany a SP referral
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    This form provides PLD’s recommended observations to accompany a referral of a student to a Speech Pathologist. It lists various observations for receptive language (understanding or comprehension), expressive language (oral language), attention, literacy skills, speech and social skills.

  • Spelling & decoding skills checklists stage 6
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    Checklists that outline stage (year) appropriate spelling and decoding skills for Stage 1 (or Year 1) through to Stage 5 (or Year 5). The checklists include phonics, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, sight words and misspelled words.

  • Spelling & decoding skills checklists stages 1 to 5
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    Free checklists that outline stage (year) appropriate spelling and decoding skills for Stage 1 (or Year 1) through to Stage 5 (or Year 5). The checklists include phonics, prefixes, suffixes, homophones, sight words and misspelt words.

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  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2019
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    Screening is a PLD area of strength. For each age range, we have a collection of non-standardised screening tools that are available within our programs and for download. Use this assessment schedule to refine your whole school literacy strategy or plan your literacy classroom assessments.

    Most of the screening tools mentioned in this downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website or are

  • Sight word teaching and assessments for Year 3
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    Sight words are high frequency words that need to be learned by sight.

    Tip #1: There is a need for better terminology and understanding. Firstly ‘sight words’ means so many things to different people. The term ‘sight words’

  • Sight word teaching and assessments for Year 2
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    Sight words are high frequency words that need to be learned by sight.

    Tip #1: There is a need for better terminology and understanding. Firstly ‘sight words’ means so many things to different people. The term ‘sight words’

  • Sight word teaching and assessments for Year 1
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    Sight words are high frequency words that need to be learned by sight.

    Tip #1: There is a need for better terminology and understanding. Firstly ‘sight words’ means so many things to different people. The term ‘sight words’

  • Basic Starter Pack: Year 1
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    This Basic Year 1 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics – stage 1

    This Basic Year 1 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics –

  • Basic Starter Pack: Year 2
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    This Basic Year 2 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics – stage 1

    This Basic Year 2 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics –

  • Synthetic phonics flip book – Stage 1 & 2
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    Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching children to read and spell. It has been identified as the most successful approach of establishing early literacy skills. The ‘synthetic’ component relates to the ‘synthesising’ or blending of phonemes (or individual speech sounds) and the ‘phonic’ component relates to written symbols (graphemes) being linked to the individual speech sounds (phonemes). When […]

    Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching children to read and spell. It has been identified as the most successful approach of establishing early literacy skills. The

  • Synthetic phonics flip books
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    These coloured scripted flip books are designed to provide important synthetic phonic concepts in a practical format which will assist when teaching the whole class or small groups of students. Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching children to read and spell. It has been identified as the most successful approach of establishing early literacy skills. The ‘synthetic’ component […]

    These coloured scripted flip books are designed to provide important synthetic phonic concepts in a practical format which will assist when teaching the whole class or small

  • Synthetic Phonics Flip Book – Stage 1 & 2
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    Synthetic Phonics Flip Book - Stage 1 & 2

    Developing the relationship between letters & sounds.

    Developing the relationship between sounds and phonics Designed by speech pathologists for use in schools. The flip book is based upon PLD’s‘ structured synthetic phonics’(SSP)

  • Synthetic Phonics Flip Book – Stage 1
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    Synthetic Phonics Flip Book - Stage 1

    Developing the relationship between letters & sounds.

    Developing the relationship between sounds and phonics Designed by speech pathologists for use in schools. The flip book is based upon PLD’s‘ structured synthetic phonics’(SSP)

  • Stage 2 Decoding and Spelling Games
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    A program to develop single word decoding and spelling skills for students operating at Stage 2. Games and tasks for targeted small groups and home programs.

    For targeted small groups and home programs Single word phonic word attack skills require explicit instruction and repeated practice. Once single word skills are established,

  • First Spelling Words – Set 2
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    Introducing CVC Spelling into the early years.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists for use in schools. Early spelling concepts are introduced in progressive steps. The cards are based upon PLD’s ‘structured synthetic phonics’

  • Stage 1 spelling, decoding, writing & phonemic awareness
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    The books target CVC, then sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ck and then CCVC/CVCC and finally ar, or or, ay, ai etc. Each book conatins colour phonemic blending & segmentation tasks, single word and sentence level work sheets.

    The books target CVC, then sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ck and then CCVC/CVCC and finally ar, or or, ay, ai etc. Each book conatins

  • Year 1 & 2 Connecting oral and written language
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    Narrative programs area associated with increasing reading comprehension and written expression ability. The pack is designed to facilitate oral retelling of familiar narratives, rewriting of familiar narratives as well as narrative generation.

    Narrative programs area associated with increasing reading comprehension and written expression ability. The pack is designed to facilitate oral retelling of familiar narratives, rewriting of

  • Reading race 1a – cvc words
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    Reading Race 1a: CVC words is the first in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning. This fun educational game app was designed for children between the ages of 4 and 6.

    CVC words or consonant-vowel-consonant words are simple three-letter words such as mat, dog and sit.

    This one player game gives children an opportunity to start sounding out simple CVC words in a sequential, intuitive synthetic phonics manner. Children will get

  • Reading race 1b – sh, ch words
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    Reading Race 1b: sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck words is the second in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning.

    A one player game designed for children between the ages of 4 and 6, this fun and engaging educational game is designed to teach a

  • Reading race 1c – ccvc and cvcc words
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    Reading Race 1c: CCVC and CVCC words is the third in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning.

    A one player game designed for children between the ages of 4 and 7 by Australian speech pathologist, Diana Rigg, this dynamic and engaging game

  • Reading race 1d – ar, ai words
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    Reading Race 1d: ar, or, ai, ay and oi words is the fourth in the four-game ‘Reading Race’ series of reading apps from PLD Literacy & Learning and Australian speech pathologist, Diana Rigg

    A one player game created for children between the ages of 4 and 7, Reading Race 1d teaches children about simple phonics concepts such as

  • Fast track into early reading and spelling
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    These programs are designed to transition non-readers and non-spellers into early literacy. The programs require 5-10 minute sessions two to three times a day.

    These programs are designed to transition non-readers and non-spellers into early literacy. The programs require 5-10 minute sessions two to three times a day.

  • Stage 1 reading games
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    The stage 1 games can be played over and over and enable students to rehearse and strengthen their spelling and reading skills. This pack contains: Stage 1 phonic bingo games Stage 1 decoding and spelling games Teaching the first 100 sight words

    The stage 1 games can be played over and over and enable students to rehearse and strengthen their spelling and reading skills. This pack contains:

  • General Starter Pack: Year 2
    $309.00 $262.64 ex. GST $288.90 Incl. GST
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    This Year 2 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. Includes: Stage 2 phonic charts Stage 2 phonic dictation Stage 2 synthetic phonics Spelling activities for junior primary Phonic & sight word sequence

    This Year 2 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. Includes: Stage 2

  • General Starter Pack: Year 1
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    This Year 1 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. Includes: Stage 1 synthetic phonics Stage 1 decoding and spelling games Stage 1 phonic dictation Stage 1 phonic charts Teaching the first 100 sight words  

    This Year 1 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs from the areas of literacy, oral language and movement and motor skills. Includes: Stage 1

  • Junior primary spelling essentials
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    Together the two resources form the basis of a junior primary synthetic phonics spelling programs.   Spelling Activities for the Junior Primary Junior Primary spelling activities resource (which incorporates synthetic phonics and linguistic theory). Three levels of each template aim to cater for the range in ability (i.e. delayed, average and advanced students) evident in […]

    Together the two resources form the basis of a junior primary synthetic phonics spelling programs.   Spelling Activities for the Junior Primary Junior Primary spelling