3 & 4 year old - All Skills

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  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2020
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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 2020 Literacy downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website

  • 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 – Foundation Font – Step...
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    An early childhood approach to instructing letter formation in FOUNDATION FONT.

    Handwriting is fundamental to literacy. Once children have mastered the essential pre-writing patterns, they are ready to start learning correct letter formation. Getting body posture

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

    Letter Formation For Little People is a valuable resource for teachers in the early education setting. It is a unique program which details an initial introduction to

  • 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.

    Phonological awareness (and more specifically phonemic awareness) appears to unlock the mystery of word recognition and spelling. Once a child is conscious of the sounds

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

    Vocabulary and syllable time – Set 2 for children aged 3-4 was developed by a speech pathologist for teachers and parents. The short sessions are

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

    Vocabulary and syllable time – Set 1 for children aged 3-4 was developed by a speech pathologist for teachers and parents. The short sessions are

  • 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 and Rainbow Writing
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    Learning how to form lower case alphabet sounds with scripted verbal ques.

    Students require alphabetic knowledge in order to embark on the process of learning to read, spell and write. However, rather than letter naming ability, letter

  • 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

  • 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

    Narrative skills can be a challenge for children to master, but Activity Retells for 3 – 5 year olds is designed to make the journey

  • 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

    Preparing for the alphabet is designed for students aged 4 to 5 and sets about the basics required for pre-literacy. The explicit 5 minute sessions

  • Comprehension Questions for 3 Year Olds
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    A home or school picture book program for 3 year olds. 

    From the age of two, children should have a vocabulary of approximately 50 words and a sentence length of 2 to 3 words. Put simply,

  • Comprehension Questions for 4 Year Olds
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    A home or school picture book program for 4 Year Old students. 

    The aim of Comprehension Questions for 4 Year olds is to train parents and teachers to ask developmentally appropriate questions and to evaluate the quality

  • Preparing Children for Handwriting – Step 1
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    The range of motor skills that support handwriting in Early Years students.

    Early childhood education is a critical time for consolidating the fine motor skills necessary for efficient pencil grasp, developing good strong habits for directionality and

  • Developing News Telling and Narrative Skills For 4 Year Olds
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    Oral langage preparation for writing including show and tell, activity retells & news telling.

    Initially, all four-year-olds will require support with activity retells. However if after a period of teaching they appear anxious or produce inadequate information then they

  • Pre-writing patterns
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    Preparing children for letter formation

    Throughout the Early Years, children are encouraged to participate in a range of fine motor activities that develop: their manipulative skills a dominant hand the

  • 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 the precursors of pre-literacy, early reading, and spelling.

    The aim of Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens for 4 to 8 year old students is to provide time-efficient screening options that track junior primary skills

  • 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 3 to 6 year-olds focused on developing scissor and cutting skills

    Developing Cutting Skills (Stages 1–3) is one of a series of two books created by occupational therapists and teachers to support the development of cutting

  • 10 Minute Language Games – Set 1
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    Developing vocabulary and the ability to speak in sentences.

    Designed by speech pathologists for teachers and parents, 10 Minute Language Games – Set 1 for 3 to 5 year olds presents numerous short fast

  • Semantic Scenes and Questioning – Set 1
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    A school-based or home-based program designed to equip teachers and parents of 3-4 year old children with activities that will develop semantic knowledge.

    Semantic Scenes and Questioning – Set 1 is designed to equip teachers and parents of 3-4 year old children with activities that will develop semantic

  • Picture Book Retelling – Step 1
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    Developing oral narrative skills for later writing & comprehension.

    Picture Book Retelling Step 1, is a teaching resource that attempts to break down early picture book retelling skills into simple sequential steps for teachers

  • 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 – Foundation Font
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    Alphabet the Multi Sensory Way

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

    Students require alphabetic and phonic knowledge in order to embark on the process of learning to read, spell and write. However, rather than letter naming

  • Alphabet sound charts – Foundation Font
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    A multi-sensory approach to learning alphabet sounds through listening, seeing and saying.

    Children require knowledge of the alphabet in order to learn to read, spell and write. Alphabet sound knowledge is the key to early literacy learning,

  • Alphabet Desk Mats for The Early Years – Cursive Font
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    Alphabet Desk Mats For The Early Years

    Alphabet support for the Early Years.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists and educators, Alphabet Desk Mats have been designed for children aged 3-5 years old to support early writing efforts. They are

  • 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

  • Recommended speech & language development posters and sheets for ages...
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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 poster/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 milestone and information sheet which identifies the four phases of writing development. It includes age related examples.

  • Getting Ready for Writing (Pre-Writing Patterns) Factsheet
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    A sheet which identifies the six basic (Pre-Writing) patterns that form the basis of all alphabet letters.

    Throughout the early years, children are encouraged to participate in a range of fine motor activities that develop: their manipulative skills a dominant hand the

  • A whole-school approach to developing narrative skills
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    An information 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 milestone and information 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 information 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 milestone sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 2 to 6 years.

    Over a period of several years, children progress through several steps when learning to cut with scissors. Step 1 – Children learn to hold scissors

  • Pencil grip & drawing skills ages 1 to 6
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    These milestone and information 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 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
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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 2020
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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 2020 Literacy downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website

  • 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 – Foundation Font – Step...
    $75.00 ex. GST $82.50 Incl. GST
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    A junior primary approach to instructing letter formation in FOUNDATION FONT.

    Handwriting is fundamental to literacy. Once children have mastered the essential pre-writing patterns, they are ready to start learning correct letter formation. Getting body posture

  • 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.

    Based upon PLD’s ‘structured synthetic phonics’ (SSP) approach, designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents, First Spelling Words – Set 2 is an ideal

  • 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
    $59.00 ex. GST $64.90 Incl. GST
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    A phonemic awareness blending program, designed to prepare children for reading.

    Phonological awareness (and more specifically phonemic awareness) appears to unlock the mystery of word recognition and spelling. Once a child is conscious of the sounds

  • Learning to Segment CVC Words
    $59.00 ex. GST $64.90 Incl. GST
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    A phonemic awareness segmentation program, designed to prepare children for spelling.

    Phonological awareness (and more specifically phonemic awareness) appears to unlock the mystery of word recognition and spelling. Once a child is conscious of the sounds

  • 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.

    Phonological awareness (and more specifically phonemic awareness) appears to unlock the mystery of word recognition and spelling. Once a child is conscious of the sounds

  • 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 and Rainbow Writing
    $45.00 ex. GST $49.50 Incl. GST
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    Learning how to form lower case alphabet sounds with scripted verbal ques.

    Students require alphabetic knowledge in order to embark on the process of learning to read, spell and write. However, rather than letter naming ability, letter

  • 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
    $179.55 $152.59 ex. GST $167.85 Incl. GST
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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
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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.

    Designed by a speech pathologist, Teaching the First 25 Sight Words for 4 to 6 year olds, contains four explicit instruction strategies and 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.

    At this early stage of writing development, it is accepted that a student’s oral language ability will exceed their writing ability. It is therefore expected

  • 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.

    Children require alphabetic knowledge in order to embark on the process of learning to spell. However, rather than letter naming ability, alphabet sound knowledge is

  • Activity Retells for 3 to 5 Year Olds
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    Developing language within the early years

    Narrative skills can be a challenge for children to master, but Activity Retells for 3 – 5 year olds is designed to make the journey

  • 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.

    Children require knowledge of the alphabet in order to learn to read, spell and write. Designed by Speech Pathologists and Occupational Therapists, Alphabet sound knowledge

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

    By middle and upper primary, classes typically have a huge range in ability levels. Using the placement tests in Phonic and Sight Word Sequence levels are

  • Decoding and Spelling Games – Stage 1
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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.

    Over time children become more efficient in a visual and an auditory sense. For example rather than decoding the word ‘teeth’ in three parts the

  • First Reading Words
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    A program for 4 to 6 year olds that introduces CVC reading into the early years.

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

  • 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, First Spelling Words – Set 1 for students aged 5 to 6, includes 51 activities in three

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

    One of the most significant pre-requisites for reading, spelling and writing is phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. In Preparing

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

    One of the most significant pre-requisites for reading, spelling and writing is phonemic awareness. Phonemic awareness is strongly associated with early literacy achievement. In Preparing for

  • Phonic Charts – Stage 1
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    Representing the phonic and sound structure of words for students aged 5-7 years.

    Decoding and spelling is dependent upon phonics and “sounding out” (or phonological awareness) processes. The colour coding process adopted in the charts highlights the focus

  • Phonic Desk Strips – Stage 2
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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 Olds
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    A home or school picture book program for 5 year old students.

    The aim of Comprehension Questions for 5 Year olds is to train parents and teachers to ask developmentally appropriate questions and to evaluate the quality of

  • Developing Cutting Skills – Stage 4
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    Cutting tasks with corners and curves.

    Developing Cutting Skills – Stage 4 is one of a series of two books created by occupational therapists and teachers to support the development of cutting

  • Phonic Dictation – Stage 1
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    Learning to apply phonic knowledge to extended writing tasks.

    What happens when the correct spelling of test words does not transfer to writing? Students often write words correctly in spelling tests but struggle when

  • 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

    As children enter school as five-year-olds they continue to make the steps that move them from conversations to literate language. This can be a daunting

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

    Early childhood education is a critical time for consolidating the fine motor skills necessary for efficient pencil grasp, developing good strong habits for directionality and pre-writing

  • Pre-writing patterns
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    Preparing children for letter formation

    Throughout the Early Years, children are encouraged to participate in a range of fine motor activities that develop: their manipulative skills a dominant hand the

  • 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 the precursors of pre-literacy, early reading, and spelling.

    The aim of Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens for 4 to 8 year old students is to provide time-efficient screening options that track junior primary skills

  • 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.

    Children require alphabetic knowledge in order to embark on the process of learning to read and spell. However, rather than letter naming ability, alphabet sound

  • 10 Minute Language Games – Set 2
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    Developing vocabulary and the ability to speak in sentences.

    Designed by speech pathologists for teachers and parents, 10 Minute Language Games – Set 2 for 4 to 6 year olds presents numerous short fast

  • Picture Book Retelling – Step 2
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    Developing oral narrative skills for later writing & comprehension.

    Picture Book Retelling Step 2, is a teaching resource that attempts to break down early picture book retelling skills into simple sequential steps for teachers

  • Semantic Scenes and Questioning – Set 2
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    A school or home based program designed to equip teachers and parents of 5-6 year old children with activities that will develop semantic knowledge.

    Semantic Scenes and Questioning – Set 2 is designed to equip teachers and parents of 5-6 year old children with activities that will develop semantic knowledge.

  • Phonic Bingo Games – Stage 1
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    Facilitating reading skill development through repeated practise. 

    At PLD, we believe the early attainment of decoding skill is important because this early skill accurately predicts later skills in the areas of word

  • 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 – Foundation Font
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    Alphabet the Multi Sensory Way

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

    Students require alphabetic and phonic knowledge in order to embark on the process of learning to read, spell and write. However, rather than letter naming

  • Alphabet sound charts – Foundation Font
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    A multi-sensory approach to learning alphabet sounds through listening, seeing and saying.

    Children require knowledge of the alphabet in order to learn to read, spell and write. Alphabet sound knowledge is the key to early literacy learning,

  • Alphabet Desk Mats for The Early Years – Cursive Font
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    Alphabet Desk Mats For The Early Years

    Alphabet support for the Early Years.

    Designed by Speech Pathologists and educators, Alphabet Desk Mats have been designed for children aged 3-5 years old to support early writing efforts. They are

  • Phonic Desk Strips – Stage 1 – Foundation Font
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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 – Foundation Font
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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 poster/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 milestone and information 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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    An information 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.

  • 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 milestone and information 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 information 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 milestone sheet which identifies age based norms for developing cutting skills in children aged 2 to 6 years.

    Over a period of several years, children progress through several steps when learning to cut with scissors. Step 1 – Children learn to hold scissors

  • Pencil grip & drawing skills ages 1 to 6
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    These milestone and information 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 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
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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.

  • Decoding and Spelling Skills Checklist – Stage 1 to 5
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    Downloadable Decoding and Spelling Skills Checklist that outlines stage (year) appropriate spelling and decoding skills for Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or Year 1-5). Click on the links to download the relevant stages. The checklists cover: Stage 1 – Year 1 Alphabet Sounds In Simple CVC Words Medial Vowels in CVC Words Phonic […]

    Downloadable Decoding and Spelling Skills Checklist that outlines stage (year) appropriate spelling and decoding skills for Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or Year

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  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2020
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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 2020 Literacy downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website

  • 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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    Get started with PLD resources in your Year 2 classroom with our Basic Starter Pack containing our best selling literacy resources:  Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics – Stage 1   Save 15% by bundling these two resources together.

    Get started with PLD resources in your Year 2 classroom with our Basic Starter Pack containing our best selling literacy resources:  Phonic & sight word

  • 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 and 2
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    Developing the relationship between letters, sounds and phonics.

    This handy Synthetic Phonics Flip Book for Stage 2 resource is intended to provide important synthetic phonic concepts in a practical format which will assist

  • Synthetic Phonics Flip Book – Stage 1
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    Developing the relationship between letters, sounds and phonics. 

    This handy Synthetic Phonics Flip Book for Stage 1 resource is intended to provide important synthetic phonic concepts in a practical format which will assist

  • Decoding and Spelling Games – Stage 2
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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.

    Over time children become more efficient in a visual and an auditory sense. For example rather than decoding the word ‘teeth’ in three parts the

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

    Based upon PLD’s ‘structured synthetic phonics’ (SSP) approach, designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents, First Spelling Words – Set 2 is an ideal

  • 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

  • Phonic Charts – Stage 1-4
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    This set contains the four Phonic Charts resources for Stage 1-4. Buy all four of the resources