Year 1 & 2 Literacy & Learning Resources

Repeated targeted practice to facilitate automatic skills is central to successful PLD implementation within Year 1 & 2. This implementation has been outlined on pages 15-20 of our downloadable Whole School Literacy Plan: https://pld-literacy.org/wslp/. Establishing automatic and efficient skills in literacy, handwriting and oral language is also a priority within this period.  Detailed below, PLD has a range of evidence-based programs, parent education downloads, screening tools, professional learning opportunities, Apps and products to help you implement this approach in your classroom. 

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  • 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 quickly established and class specific content can be devised. This best selling resource covers Foundation all the way through to Year 6 and provides teachers and parents with: A structured whole-school scope and sequence for primary schools, outlining phonic concepts, spelling rules, morphology, reading and spelling words, sight words and assessments. Termly reviews are provided for establishing the range in ability, for reviewing progress and for measurable data. Stages 1, 2 and 3 primarily outline structured synthetic phonics content along with common bound morpheme suffixes. Stages 4, 5 and 6 are comprised of structured synthetic plus more sophisticated word attack spelling based upon syllables, prefixes, suffixes, and morphemes. Placement tests, term reviews, and short investigations when students are slow to progress are included. Guidelines for the explicit teaching of sight words are contained within the appendix. To find out how the 2020 Second Revised Edition differs from previous versions, click here.   Phonic and Sight Word Sequence is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 11, 17 & 22. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount automatically applied at checkout 10+ copies – 20% discount automatically applied at checkout

  • 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 applying their new knowledge to written work? As a general rule, students require many opportunities to rehearse their skills in contexts of increasing complexity. Phonic Dictation – Stage 1 focuses on a variety of spelling and phonics concepts. As students complete the dictation tasks, they are faced with the challenge of applying their recently acquired spelling concepts to the rewriting of passages. The presentation of regular phonic dictation sessions enables students to rehearse transferring spelling concepts to their writing. Dictation tasks require minimal preparation but produce significant gains in all areas of literacy. When presented on a regular basis, dictation tasks hold the potential to produce a significant increase in a range of areas. Dictation improves the following skills in students: listening auditory memory handwriting language spelling Most importantly, dictation assists in the translation of spelling list words to students’ self-generated writing. The short presentation formats outline dictation only, the extended formats provide reading, editing and writing tasks. Phonic Dictation – Stage 1 focuses on: Alphabet VC and CVC words. Phonic concepts – sh/ ch/th/oo/ee/ck to CVC words. Blends CCVC and CVCC words. Phonic concepts – ar/or/ ay/ai/oy/oi/er/ing. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount applies 10+ copies – 20% discount applies   The other programs within the range include: Phonic Dictation – Stage 2 Phonic Dictation – Stage 3 Phonic Dictation – Stage 4 Phonic Dictation – Stage 5 Phonic Dictation – Stage 6 This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on page 18.

  • Phonic Dictation – Stage 2
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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 applying their new knowledge to written work? As a general rule, students require many opportunities to rehearse their skills in contexts of increasing complexity. Phonic Dictation – Stage 2 focuses on a variety of spelling and phonics concepts. As students complete the dictation tasks, they are faced with the challenge of applying their recently acquired spelling concepts to the rewriting of passages. The presentation of regular phonic dictation sessions enables students to rehearse transferring spelling concepts to their writing. Dictation tasks require minimal preparation but produce significant gains in all areas of literacy. When presented on a regular basis, dictation tasks hold the potential to produce a significant increase in a range of areas. Dictation improves the following skills in students: listening auditory memory handwriting language spelling Most importantly, dictation assists in the translation of spelling list words to students’ self-generated writing. The short presentation formats outline dictation only, the extended formats provide reading, editing and writing tasks. Phonic Dictation – Stage 2 focuses on: Phonic concepts – sh/ch/th/oo/ee/ck/ar/or/ay/ai/er/ing/all. Consonant clusters and double consonants. Long vowels – a-e/e-e/i-e/o-e/u-e. Phonic concepts – oa/ow(as oa)/ ir(as er)/ur(as er)/er/aw(as or)/or/ ea(as ee)/ee/ou/ow(as ou)/ etc. The other programs within the range include: Phonic Dictation – Stage 1 Phonic Dictation – Stage 3 Phonic Dictation – Stage 4 Phonic Dictation – Stage 5 Phonic Dictation – Stage 6 This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 18.

  • 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 that a student’s writing may be more limited than what they produce orally. First Writing Activities incorporates opportunities for students to hear and experience various written forms followed by oral rehearsal before commencing the written task. Pictorial and/or visual support has also been incorporated to support each of the text structures included in the resource. This program is designed to work alongside an oral language program incorporating news-telling and story-telling activities. Programs such as, PLD’s Developing News Telling and Narrative Skills and Picture Book Retelling provide support for developing a strong oral language program. Over time editing skills can be introduced and encouraged for students operating at the early phase of writing development or above. Remember that to learn to write, students need to practice writing, so let them write! 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 students from ‘role-play’ writing into early phonetic writing and finally into writing with emerging conventional spelling. Short pictorially supported writing tasks that involve an adult providing an oral model, along with opportunities for students to orally rehearse the sentence(s). Three levels of templates are designed to cater for the range evident in junior primary classes (i.e. the delayed, age appropriate and advanced students). Literacy, language and motor assessment points at the base of each template. This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on pages 11 and 13.

  • Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens
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    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 and inform teaching requirements. Within the multiple pre-literacy and early literacy screening tools, clear administration instructions are explained within the manual. The ‘Pre-Literacy Screens’ investigate children’s development in phonological awareness and alphabetic knowledge; core skills which facilitate early literacy development. The ‘Early Literacy Screens’ investigate early reading and spelling development, along with prerequisite skills. This essential Early Years resource includes: An Alphabet Readiness Screen. An updated version of The Pre-Literacy Screen with updated features: the rhyme identification sub-test listed is marked as optional, there are new formats for tracking alphabet recognition (i.e. for reading) and alphabet recall and formation (i.e. for spelling and writing), a CVC reading subtests now follows the blending subtest, and a CVC spelling subtest now follows the segmentation subtest. An Early Literacy Screen to review students in the junior primary school years in the areas of decoding and spelling. A CVC Single Word Reading and Spelling Screen (with an optional section for the students who are experiencing difficulty acquiring these skills). A sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ck Single Word Reading and Spelling Screen (with an optional section for the students who are experiencing difficulty acquiring these skills). A CCVC Single Word Reading and Spelling Screen (with an optional section for the students who are experiencing difficulty acquiring these skills). A CVCC Single Word Reading and Spelling Screen (with an optional section for the students who are experiencing difficulty acquiring these skills). A Junior Primary Spelling and Reading profile. This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on page 6.

  • Phonic flash cards – Stage 1-4
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    Strengthening the relationship between letters and sounds

    Flash cards are a powerful instructional tool, not only are they an effective way to present, practise, consolidate and revise concepts at a whole class, small group or individual student level, but they also cater for the range of ability that presents in any class. Within Phonic flash cards, a wide selection of phonic concepts have been included making it a practical and handy resource. For many classes, a proportion of students will present with advanced skills, a proportion will present with average or age-appropriate skills and a proportion will present with delayed skills. The students of greatest concern will be the students operating below the level of their peers. It is this group that will also require the greatest levels of on-going revision and consolidation. With this in mind, PLD have created Phonic Flash cards. One side of the flash cards are coloured and provide students with picture prompts. The other side lists the phonic concept without any supports. The resource also includes phonic concepts for the alphabet in stages 1-4. How can Phonic flash cards be used in the classroom? The traditional application, card flipping: The phonic concepts that have been covered in spelling lists can then be easily revised by collecting the associated phonic flash cards, hole punching the corners and placing them onto a metal ring. The specifically selected set of cards can be presented in an organised and time efficient manner. Mount the flash cards on the wall for display: The display of the cards on a classroom wall creates an attractive wall frieze and thereby a phonic reference point for the students to source when engaged in written tasks. Incorporate the flash cards into games: As a supplement to phonic-based spelling lists the flash cards can be incorporated into activities. This will help students be more curious and engaged in the task and thereby more likely to remember the concepts represented on the cards. Concepts from this publication are mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy‘. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount applies 10+ copies – 20% discount applies

  • 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 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 to 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). In order to learn how to read, a child links letters to speech sounds and then blends them together to form words. When learning to spell a child separates or segments a word into the individual speech sounds within the word while linking the sounds to letters. Features: Designed by speech pathologists for use in schools. The flip book is based upon PLD’s ‘structured synthetic phonics’ (SSP) approach. Consolidates Stage 1 concepts, before presenting stage 2 phonic sounds. A range of reading and spelling words are provided for each alphabet and phonic sound. Students associate a picture and keywords with each phonic concept. An effective and engaging way to develop early phonic concepts. The Flip Book contains the following levels: Set 1 (Stage 1 Revision) – ck, sh, th, ch, wh, ee, oo, ing Set 2 (Stage 1 Revision) – ai, er, or, oi, ar, ay, oy, all Set 3 (Stage 2) – i-e, a-e, o-e, e-e, u-e Set 4 (Stage 2) – aw, oe, ew, ou, ow, ir, ea, y, oa, ue, ie, ur Set 5 (Tricky Graphemes) – qu, x This resource is part of the Synthetic Phonics Flip Book range, view the other levels below: Synthetic Phonics Flip Book – Stage 1 Synthetic Phonics Flip Book – Stage 2, 3 & 4 Synthetic Phonics three Flip Books in a bundle This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on pages 18. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount applies 10+ copies – 20% discount applies

  • 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 word may be decoded in two parts (e.g. t-eeth or tee-th). Decoding and spelling games for ages 5 to 7 is designed to provide further decoding practice to help students establish automatic word recognition. Single word spelling involves three primary core base skills: Auditory skills Visual skills Fine motor skills Once this spelling process has been rehearsed the students can typically spell the word automatically and often through the application of letter names ‘c-h-a-i-n’. Students will typically read better than they will spell. This is because the recognition of the words (i.e. reading) is typically much easier than the reproduction of the letter sound correspondences to formulate the words. Features: Single word phonic word attack skills require explicit instruction and repeated practice. Once single word skills are established, they are more likely to transfer across to written work. The program is designed for individuals or small groups of students who require repeated opportunities to consolidate stage 1 spelling and decoding. The stage 1 program is organised in four sections: Target 1: CVC Target 2: CVC with early phonic concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ck Target 3: CCVC and CVCC words Target 4: Phonic concepts such as ar, or, er, ai, oi The game-based activities provide multiple opportunities to rehearse word attack skills at a reading and spelling level. This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy‘ booklet on page 11 & 18.

  • 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 patterns along with the sound structure contained within the words. Phonic Charts – Stage 1 contains 18 cards that are recommended for 5-7-year-olds focusing on the following sounds: sh, ch, th, oo (short), oo (long), ee, ck, ing, ay, ar, or, er, ai, oi, oy, all, wh, qu Features: The charts can be utilised for the purpose of display or as flash cards. Extend phonic knowledge, whilst highlighting the sound structure and the vocabulary nature of the words. Writing is supported when students have access to environmental print, which consolidates concepts covered. Each set of charts is based directly upon the PLD’s Phonic & sight word sequence This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy‘ booklet on pages 11. Other phonic posters, available in print or as eBooks, in this series: Alphabet Sound Charts – Foundation Font Phonic Charts – Stage 2 Phonic Charts – Stage 3 Phonic Charts – Stage 4  

  • 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 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 to 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). In order to learn how to read, a child links letters to speech sounds and then blends them together to form words. When learning to spell a child separates or segments a word into the individual speech sounds within the word while linking the sounds to letters. It is generally agreed that there are approximately 44 sounds that make up the English language. As there are only 26 letters in the alphabet some letters need to be combined to represent the remaining speech sounds. Features: Designed by speech pathologists for use in schools. The flip book is based upon PLD’s ‘structured synthetic phonics’ (SSP) approach. Early phonic concepts are introduced in a progressive manner. A range of reading and spelling words are provided for each alphabet and phonic sound. Students associate a picture, and keywords with each phonic concept. An effective and engaging way to develop early phonic concepts. The Flip Book contains the following levels: Group 1 – s, a, t, p, i, n (cards with yellow borders) Group 2 – m, r, h, e, d, c (cards with blue borders) Group 3 – f, l, g, o, u, b (cards with green borders) Group 4 – w, j, v, k, z, y, x (cards with red borders) Group 5 – sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ch, wh, qu (cards with purple borders) Group 6 – ar, or, ay, ai, er, oi, oy, ing (cards with orange borders)   This resource is part of the Synthetic Phonics Flip Book range, view the other levels below: Synthetic Phonics Flip Book – Stage 1 & 2 Synthetic Phonics Flip Book – Stage 2, 3 & 4 Synthetic Phonics three Flip Books in a bundle This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on pages 18. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount applies 10+ copies – 20% discount applies

  • Phonic Charts – Stage 2
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    A resource designed for students aged 7-8 years of age or at a stage 2 level, representing the phonic and sound structure of words.

    Phonic Charts – Stage 2 contains 18 cards that focus on the following sounds: ‘a-e’ as ‘ay’, ‘e-e’ as ‘ee’, ‘i-e’ as ‘igh’, ‘o-e’ as ‘oa’, u-e as ‘y+oo’, u-e as ‘oo’, oa, ‘ow’ as ‘oa’, ‘oe’ as ‘oa’, ‘ie’ as ‘igh’, ‘ue’ as ‘oo’, ‘ue’ as ‘y+oo’, ‘ew’ as ‘oo’, ‘ew’ as ‘y+oo’, ‘ea’ as ‘ee’, ‘ow’ as ‘ou’, ou, ‘aw’ as ‘or’, ‘ir’ as ‘er’, ‘ur’ as ‘er’, ‘y’ as ‘igh’, ‘y’ as ‘ee’. Features: The charts can be utilised for the purpose of display or as flash cards. Extend phonic knowledge, whilst highlighting the sound structure and the vocabulary nature of the words. Writing is supported when students have access to environmental print, which consolidates concepts covered. Each set of charts is based directly upon the PLD’s Phonic & sight word sequence This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on pages 17. Other phonic posters, available in print or as eBooks, in this series: Alphabet Sound Charts – Foundation Font Phonic Charts – Stage 1 Phonic Charts – Stage 3 Phonic Charts – Stage 4

  • 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 for 4 to 6 Year Olds is the key to early literacy learning, rather than letter naming. For example: In order to read the word ‘dog’ a child must recognise each letter symbol and convert each symbol into the correct sound ‘d’, ‘oh’, ‘g’ and then the child must blend the sounds together (phonemic blending ability). In order to spell the basic word ‘cup’ a child must first ‘sound-out’ (or phonemically segment) ‘c’, ‘u’, ‘p’ and then the child must recall and apply in the correct order the alphabet symbols. As these examples illustrate, alphabetic letter naming does not help a child to blend nor segment the sounds in words. It is their knowledge of the alphabet sounds which allows them to read and spell the words. This resource, therefore, focuses on alphabet sounds for early literacy learners. The recommended order of presentation is: Group 1: s, p, n, i, a, t Group 2: m, r, h, e, d, c Group 3: f, l, g, o, u b Group 4: w, j, v, k, z, y, q, x The resource provides multiple opportunities to rehearse the recognition, application and letter formation of the alphabet sounds. Features: Instruction manual (156 pages) Games and worksheets Alphabet sound knowledge checks Screening formats to track student performance on letter-sound recognition and letter formation.

  • Connecting Oral and Written Language – Step 1
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    Instructional material outlining how to teach 6 to 8 year olds narrative oral retelling, rewriting and generation.

    Although there are many types of genres, the most complex genre is narrative. The production of a narrative is more cognitively and linguistically demanding than participation in a conversation. Research repeatedly reports that narrative programs positively impact overall reading comprehension and written expression ability. Hence once skills are developed in this area, there is a flow on effect to all other forms of comprehension and written work. Within Connecting Oral and Written Language – Step 1 the initial oral stage is incredibly important. From a Speech Pathology perspective, oral expression ability is the precursor to written expression ability. Too often students are required to generate narratives before solid foundation skills are established. Remember students need to be provided with multiple opportunities to analyse and orally retell familiar narratives. In this way, they are rehearsing and practicing their oral language skills and simultaneously developing a solid understanding of narrative structure. Remember do not underestimate the value of the initial oral stages of narrative skills development. This program, designed by Speech Pathologists for 6 to 8 year olds features: Narrative tasks are presented in an order of ascending complexity (i.e. pre-narrative, oral narrative retells, written narrative retells and finally narrative generation). The manual outlines how to instruct 6 to 8 year old narrative ability and recommends over 45 suitable picture books. The classroom pack includes explicit narrative structure cards and display posters There is a follow up resource – Connecting Oral and Written Language – Step 2 for 9-12 Year Olds. This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on page 20.

  • CVC Words Reading, Spelling and Writing Tasks
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    Worksheet tasks and colour phonemic awareness cards.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this program for 5 to 6 year olds focuses on reading, spelling and writing CVC words. The explicit teaching format incorporates multiple CVC word reading and spelling tasks. In order for phonic based reading and spelling materials to be effective children must possess adequate phonemic awareness skills. This resource incorporates a significant phonemic awareness element. While this is ideal for the dyslexic and learning difficulties population (who are typically insensitive to the phonemic structure of words and rely on the visual appearance of words) this approach has proven to effectively accelerate early reading and spelling skills with the more mainstream population. Attention to mouth movements involved in producing the sounds in words heightens children’s attention to the phonemic structure and supports the organization of the letter symbols in spelling and the decoding of the symbols in reading. The combination of the attention to the oral, auditory and visual aspects achieves balanced word attack strategies and significantly accelerates the acquisition of the earliest reading and spelling steps. The aim of this resource is to establish the ability to read and spell regular phonic words. For some students, once this skill is established they then require multiple opportunities to practice this skill (e.g. reading 200 to 300 such words) before these basic words are read automatically (i.e. without sounding out). For students who require more practice and rehearsal, the games based program Stage 1 Single Word Decoding and Spelling Skills is recommended. Features: Multiple CVC single word reading and spelling tasks. Multiple CVC sentence reading and writing tasks. Contains coloured phonemic awareness blending and segmenting tasks. Includes a placement test and a CVC reading and spelling review. Ideal for whole class, small group and individual programs.

  • CCVC and CVCC Reading, Spelling and Writing Tasks – Stage...
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    Repeated practice, phonemic awareness and progress check assessments.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this program for 5 to 7 year olds focuses on reading, spelling and writing CCVC and CVCC blends. The explicit teaching format incorporates multiple Blends: CCVC and CVCC word reading and spelling tasks. In order for phonic based reading and spelling materials to be effective children must possess adequate phonemic awareness skills. This resource incorporates a significant phonemic awareness element. While this is ideal for the dyslexic and learning difficulties population (who are typically insensitive to the phonemic structure of words and rely on the visual appearance of words) this approach has proven to effectively accelerate early reading and spelling skills with the more mainstream population. Attention to mouth movements involved in producing the sounds in words heightens children’s attention to the phonemic structure and supports the organization of the letter symbols in spelling and the decoding of the symbols in reading. The combination of the attention to the oral, auditory and visual aspects achieves balanced word attack strategies and significantly accelerates the acquisition of the earliest reading and spelling steps. The aim of this resource is to establish the ability to read and spell regular late Stage 1 phonic words. For some students, once this skill is established they then require multiple opportunities to practice this skill (e.g. reading 200 to 300 such words) before these basic words are read automatically (i.e. without sounding out). For students who require more practice and rehearsal, the games based program Stage 1 Single Word Decoding and Spelling Skills is recommended. Features: Sounding out level tasks Word level spelling tasks Sentence level spelling and writing tasks

  • Generating Narratives – Set 2
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    A resource for helping children to start expressing themselves verbally and in writing through the use of multiple picture prompts.

    Generating Narratives – Set 2 is designed for students aged 6 to 12 and supports the generation of oral and written narratives. Through picture sequences, this teacher resource contains 10 storylines and 30 x A4 picture cards which illustrate the structure of narratives. For example, each storyline consists of an introduction picture, a picture of a problem (or complication) and a picture of how the characters are feeling. This pack contains the following story themes in A4 narrative structure card format: Escape from prison Leaky Boar Storm Ruins Picnic The Fly Away Kite Soccer Grand Final Car Breakdown Hairdressing Disaster UFO House On Fire Shark Attack The picture sets illustrate the core initial components of narratives (i.e. introductions, problems and character’s thoughts and feelings.) The card sets have been designed to support student’s understanding of narratives and to assist students in the process of generating the content of narratives. The card sets provide multiple opportunities for students to rehearse narrative composition in a supported and structured manner. This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on page 23.

  • Teach a Child to Read in 3 steps
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    Targeting alphabet sounds, phonemic blending and CVC decoding

    Single word decoding involves two primary base skills: Visual Skills: The recognition of the alphabet symbol and the conversion of this symbol into a sound (ie: Not letter name). Auditory Skills: The phonemic awareness skill of blending three sounds (or phonemes) together to form a word. The following example illustrates the process of early decoding. To read the word ‘sit’ a student must: Visually recognise the symbol ‘s’ and convert the symbol to the sound /s/. Visually recognise the symbol ‘i’, and convert the symbol into the sound /i/. Visually recognise the symbol ‘t’, and convert the symbol into the sound /t/. Finally, the ‘s’, ‘i’ and ‘t’ sounds are held in the working memory, then need to be blended together to form the word. Over time children become more efficient at a visual and an auditory level. For example, rather than decoding the word ‘sit’ in three parts the word may be decoded in two parts (e.g. s-it). After much decoding practice students develop automatic word recognition and will read the word in full without sounding. This publication is mentioned within our Whole School Literacy Strategy on page 19.

  • Phonic Desk Strips – Stage 2
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    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

  • 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 recognition and reading comprehension. Extensive research reports that children who get off to a slow start rarely become strong readers. Hence, students who learn to efficiently decode early will likely continue to improve in their reading ability. In comparison, the students that have poorly developed early decoding skills will tend to become increasingly distanced from the able readers. By embedding specifically levelled reading words within Phonic Bingo Games – Stage 1, students are provided with a motivating method of skill development. For the students who require repeated practice in order to master phonic decoding, the games allow for this rehearsal. The bright and engaging phonic-bingo games have been designed to target 11 levels of early reading words: Game 1: CVC words incorporating only 6 alphabet sounds. Game 2: CVC words incorporating basically half of the alphabet. Game 3: CVC words incorporating three-quarters of the alphabet. Game 4: CVC words incorporating the entire alphabet. Game 5: Words incorporating sh, ch and th. Game 6: Words incorporating oo, ee and ck. Game 7: CCVC words (i.e. incorporating initial consonant clusters). Game 8: CVCC words (i.e. incorporating final consonant clusters). Game 9: Words incorporating ar, or and er. Game 10: Words incorporating ai and ay. Game 11: Words incorporating oy and oi. It is hoped that your students enjoy their phonic-based game experience and that they benefit from strengthened decoding, word recognition, and spelling skills. As a versatile tool, the bingo games can be played over and over again with an adult or peers.   Features: 11 bingo games (A5 size: 148.5mm high x 210mm wide). Instruction cards Bingo games incorporate CVC words introduced in four letter sound groups, Phonic themes: sh, ch, th; oo, ee, ck, CCVC words and CVCC words, Phonic themes: ar, or, er; ay, ai and oy, oi. This publication is mentioned within the Whole School Literacy Strategy booklet on pages 17.

  • Late Stage 1 – Reading, Spelling and Writing Tasks –...
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    Repeated practice, phonemic awareness and progress check assessments with A4 Colour Cards and Worksheets.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this program for 6 to 7 year olds focuses on early literacy, reading and spelling abilities with such phonic concepts: ay, ar, or, ai, oy, oi, er. The explicit teaching format incorporates multiple word reading and spelling tasks. In order for phonic based reading and spelling materials to be effective children must possess adequate phonemic awareness skills. This resource incorporates a significant phonemic awareness element. While this is ideal for the dyslexic and learning difficulties population (who are typically insensitive to the phonemic structure of words and rely on the visual appearance of words) this approach has proven to effectively accelerate early reading and spelling skills with the more mainstream population. Attention to mouth movements involved in producing the sounds in words heightens children’s attention to the phonemic structure and supports the organization of the letter symbols in spelling and the decoding of the symbols in reading. The combination of the attention to the oral, auditory and visual aspects achieves balanced word attack strategies and significantly accelerates the acquisition of the earliest reading and spelling steps. The aim of this resource is to establish the ability to read and spell regular phonic words. For some students, once this skill is established they then require multiple opportunities to practice this skill (e.g. reading 200 to 300 such words) before these basic words are read automatically (i.e. without sounding out). For students who require more practice and rehearsal, the games based program Stage 1 Single Word Decoding and Spelling Skills is recommended. Features: A full term’s worth of early literacy tasks Single word “sounding out” and spelling tasks Sentence level reading and writing tasks

  • Early Stage 1 Reading, Spelling and Writing Tasks – Target...
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    Repeated practice, phonemic awareness and progress check assessments with A4 Colour Cards and Worksheets.

    Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this program for 5 to 6 year olds focuses on developing early literacy reading and spelling abilities with the phonic concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee and -ck. The explicit teaching format incorporates multiple word reading and spelling tasks. In order for phonic based reading and spelling materials to be effective children must possess adequate phonemic awareness skills. This resource incorporates a significant phonemic awareness element. While this is ideal for the dyslexic and learning difficulties population (who are typically insensitive to the phonemic structure of words and rely on the visual appearance of words) this approach has proven to effectively accelerate early reading and spelling skills with the more mainstream population. Attention to mouth movements involved in producing the sounds in words heightens children’s attention to the phonemic structure and supports the organization of the letter symbols in spelling and the decoding of the symbols in reading. The combination of the attention to the oral, auditory and visual aspects achieves balanced word attack strategies and significantly accelerates the acquisition of the earliest reading and spelling steps. The aim of this resource is to establish the ability to read and spell regular phonic words. For some students, once this skill is established they then require multiple opportunities to practice this skill (e.g. reading 200 to 300 such words) before these basic words are read automatically (i.e. without sounding out). For students who require more practice and rehearsal, the games based program Stage 1 Single Word Decoding and Spelling Skills is recommended. Features: A full term’s worth of early literacy tasks Single word “sounding out” and spelling tasks Sentence level reading and writing tasks

  • Home Reading Books Set 3 – Year 1 Semester 1
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    First Reading Books CVC, CCVC & CVCC with Stage 1 and 2 phonic concepts with Stage 1 and limited stage 2 phonic concepts with increased length and further sight words

    To maximise gains in the early reading phase, students require access to high quality reading books. Quality early reading materials will facilitate the opportunity for

  • Generating Narratives – Set 1
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    A resource helping children to start expressing themselves verbally and in writing on the basis of multiple picture prompts.

    Generating Narratives – Set 1 is designed for Year 1 through to Year 6 students and supports the generation of oral and written narratives. Through picture sequences, this teacher resource contains 10 storylines and 30 x A4 picture cards which illustrate the structure of narratives. For example, each storyline consists of an introduction picture, a picture of a problem (or complication) and a picture of how the characters are feeling. This pack contains the following story themes in A4 narrative structure card format: Scarecrow Pet Dog On The Loose Surprise Hatch Late For School Car Accident Flooded Town Escape Rabbit Campsite Danger Bolting Horse Baby Bird Falling The picture sets illustrate the core initial components of narratives (i.e. introductions, problems and character’s thoughts and feelings.) The card sets have been designed to support student’s understanding of narratives and to assist students in the process of generating the content of narratives. The card sets provide multiple opportunities for students to rehearse narrative composition in a supported and structured manner.

  • 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 word may be decoded in two parts (e.g. t-eeth or tee-th). Decoding and Spelling games for ages 6 to 7 is designed to provide further decoding practice to help students establish automatic word recognition. Single word spelling involves three primary core base skills: Auditory skills Visual skills Fine motor skills Once this spelling process has been rehearsed the students can typically spell the word automatically and often through the application of letter names ‘c-h-a-i-n’. Students will typically read better than they will spell. This is because the recognition of the words (i.e. reading) is typically much easier than the reproduction of the letter sound correspondences to formulate the words. Features: Single word phonic word attack skills require explicit instruction and repeated practice. Once single word skills are established, they are more likely to transfer across to written work. The program is designed for individuals or small groups of students who require repeated opportunities to consolidate spelling and decoding. This program revises stage 1 phonic concepts before stage 2 phonic concepts are applied to decoding and spelling tasks. The game-based activities provide multiple opportunities to rehearse word attack skills at a reading and spelling level. This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy‘ booklet on pages 14-17.

  • Structured Synthetic Phonics Time-Savers – Stage 1 & 2
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    Ready to use resources for teaching phonic concepts, spelling and reading.

    This ready to use resource is designed to be used in conjunction with Phonic and Sight Word Sequence but takes the preparation out of your phonics program. Included in the program are ready to use spelling lists and activities which have been compiled from each of the most common phonic concepts presented in the Phonic and Sight Word Sequence. These lists include all of the high frequency words which contain these concepts allowing you to not only develop strong spelling and reading skills, but also expose students to the most commonly used (i.e.high frequency) words. In addition posters and activities for teaching the adding of suffixes are also included. To assist in teaching and consolidating reading skills, the resource contains flash cards to teach phonic concepts and rapid automatic reading tasks to improve reading accuracy and fluency. Stage 1 & 2 sections feature: Section 1: Ready to use spelling lists Section 2: Student spelling lists and activity templates Section 3: Rapid automatic reading Section 4: Flash cards We hope you find this resource a valuable addition to your classroom and a time-saver in your preparation of spelling and reading lessons.

  • Teach a Child to Spell in 3 Steps
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    Targeting alphabet sounds, phonemic segmentation and CVC spelling

    Single word spelling involves three primary base skills: Visual Skills: The recognition of the alphabet symbol and the conversion of this symbol into a sound (ie: Not letter name). Auditory Skills: The phonemic awareness skill of blending three sounds (or phonemes) together to form a word. Fine Motor Skills: The formation or handwriting of the symbols. The following example illustrates the establishment of early spelling ability. To spell the word ‘sun’ a student must: Apply phonemic awareness skills and identify the initial sound ‘s’, retrieve the symbol ‘s’ from the visual memory and then form or write the letter ‘s’. The student must again apply phonemic awareness skills and identify the medial sound ‘u’, retrieve the ‘u’ from the visual memory and then write the letter ‘u’. The final step requires the phonemic awareness skill of identifying the final ‘n’ sound then retrieving from the visual memory the ‘n’ symbol and finally write the ‘n’. Once this spelling process has been rehearsed the students can typically spell the word automatically and often through the application of letter names ‘s-u-n’. Students will typically read better than they will spell. This is because the recognition of the words (i.e. reading) is typically much easier than the reproduction of the letter sound correspondences to formulate the words. It is common for students to require repeated targeted spelling practice, in order to master skills.

  • Home Reading Books Set 4 – Year 1 Semester 2
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    First Reading Books CVC, CCVC & CVCC with Stage 1 and 2 phonic concepts with increased length and further sight words

    To maximise gains in the early reading phase, students require access to high quality reading books. Quality early reading materials will facilitate the opportunity for

  • Phonic Desk Strips – Stage 2 (Downloadable)
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    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 phonic concepts: e.g. sh, ch, th, oo, ck, ing, wh, all, qu, ar, oy, oi, ee, ea, e-e and many more … The strip illustrates correct sitting posture and a […]

    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

  • Home Reader Further Practise: Set 2 Year 2 & 3
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    CVC, CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC and stage 1 reading material with increased length and sight words

    At PLD we recognise that a proportion of students require decodable reading material for longer than others. This group of students may have presented at

  • Home Reader Further Practise: Set 1 Year 1
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    VC & CVC reading material with increased length and sight words

    At PLD we recognise that a proportion of students require decodable reading material for longer than others. This group of students may have presented at

  • Targeted Group Reading Books Set 3 – Year 1 Semester...
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    Stage 1 phonic concepts and limited stage 2 phonic concepts, along with increasingly complex sight words.

    To maximise gains in the early reading phase, students require access to high quality reading books. Quality early reading materials will facilitate the opportunity for

  • Home Reader Further Practise: Set 3 and 4 Year 2...
    $119.90
    Essential Low Entry Year 1 and 2 Starter Pack

    Stage 1 and 2 reading material with increased length and sight words

    At PLD we recognise that a proportion of students require decodable reading material for longer than others. This group of students may have presented at

  • Spelling Activities for the Junior Primary
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    Based on synthetic phonics and linguistic theory.

    The ability to read well is a basic skill and vital to national survival (Chall 1989). However, there have been ongoing concerns regarding the poor adult literacy rates since the introduction of whole language approaches to literacy development both within Australia and internationally. In 2004 these concerns led to a National Inquiry into the Teaching of Literacy (NITL) here in Australia. The results, published in 2005 recognised the importance of a systematic, synthetic phonics approach to reading instruction (Bowey 2006). These findings were independently echoed in the US and UK with recommendations that teaching of reading and spelling must include a synthetic phonics approach (Dooner 2010). As Joshi (2009) clearly outlines, one cannot teach what one does not understand, and it is therefore important that teachers understand synthetic phonics, the alphabetic code, phonological awareness and types of language and vocabulary and how these work together in the development of strong literacy skills. Spelling Activities for the Junior Primary is intended to provide a definition of synthetic phonics and related skills, an understanding of the importance of synthetic phonics, and practical suggestions for how to teach synthetic phonics within the classroom, in addition to specific spelling activities which are based on the principles of synthetic phonics and are ready to use with your students individually, within small groups or as part of whole-class activities.   Features: 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 classrooms The activity templates are ready to photocopy. A key resource when establishing a spelling program. Assessment points are located at the base of each sheet (for students, a peer or teachers to rate task performance). An ideal complement to PLD’s Phonic Sight Word Sequence. This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on pages 17, 18 and 22.

  • Targeted Group Reading Books Set 4 – Year 1 Semester...
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    Stage 1 and Stage 2 phonic concepts, along with increasingly complex sight words.

    To maximise gains in the early reading phase, students require access to high quality reading books. Quality early reading materials will facilitate the opportunity for

  • Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 1: CVC Words...
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    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 1: CVC Words. What are nonsense or pseudo words?  Pseudo words are nonsense words that have no meaning. These invented words are spelled in a regular or predictable way. For example, the word zop is a pseudo word and makes no sense. […]

    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 1: CVC Words. What are nonsense or pseudo words?  Pseudo words are

  • Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 2: sh, ch,...
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    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 2: Phonic Concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck. What are nonsense or pseudo words?  Pseudo words are nonsense words that have no meaning. These invented words are spelled in a regular or predictable way. For example, the word zop is […]

    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 2: Phonic Concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee and ck. What are

  • Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 4: ar, or,...
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    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 4: ar, or, er, ay, ai, oi, oy, ing, all. What are nonsense or pseudo words?  Pseudo words are nonsense words that have no meaning. These invented words are spelled in a regular or predictable way. For example, the word zop is […]

    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 4: ar, or, er, ay, ai, oi, oy, ing, all. What are

  • Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 3: CCVC &...
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    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 3: CCVC and CVCC words. What are nonsense or pseudo words?  Pseudo words are nonsense words that have no meaning. These invented words are spelled in a regular or predictable way. For example, the word zop is a pseudo word and makes […]

    This is a PDF version of Reading Real and Nonsense Words – Set 3: CCVC and CVCC words. What are nonsense or pseudo words?  Pseudo