PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics Teaching Overview

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PLD’s SSP program is an Australian evidence-based whole-school offering that is aligned with the Science of Reading.  The PLD teaching sequence commences with initial (simple) code and gradually introduces extended code.  All of the PLD programs are supported by downloadable teaching sequences and companion screening and tracking manuals for each primary school year level; Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and Year 3, 4, 5 & 6.

SSP Overviews of Initial to Extended Code

The overview below details PLD’s SSP sequence from single letter phoneme-grapheme relationships and digraphs through to the introduction of alternative spellings in the extended code.  Along with teaching the phoneme-grapheme relationships in isolation, it is critical that opportunities to apply this knowledge to extended reading and writing (dictation) tasks are also provided.

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Consonants

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Vowels & Prefixes/Suffixes
High Frequency Words Integrated Within SSP

High-frequency words (HFW’s) are a set of common words that greatly assist early literacy learners. Some of the HFW’s are comprised of regular phonic concepts and a proportion of the HFW’s are irregular. PLD’s HFW instruction is always linked to the instruction of phonic concepts in PLD’s Stages 1, 2 and 3.  Further tips on teaching HFW’s can be found here.

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Foundation

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3+

Downloadable Teaching Manuals

The PLD downloadable Teaching Sequence Manuals are comprehensive resources that include termly sequences of phonic concepts, related word list templates and phonic dictation passages (where appropriate).

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    Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual
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    Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual
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    Year 1 & 2 Teaching Sequence Manual
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    Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Teaching Sequence Manual

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