Foundation Pre-Literacy Screen
Revised for 2020.
The Foundation Pre-Literacy Screens have been designed to profile the acquisition of core literacy precursor skills that will impact later reading, spelling and phonic development.
Foundation – Early Reading Profile
Tracking the emergence of early decoding and word reading.
The Early Reading Profile – Foundation Year is designed to track the emergence of decoding and word reading. The screen can be used to track
Foundation year Language, Literacy & Motor Developmental Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in the foundation year (5 and 6 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.
Life at Five! The five year old is characterised by energy and imagination. They are creative problem-solvers who are very interested in how the world
Correct Pencil Grip
A downloadable fact sheet with large illustrations and helpful tips of good pencil grip for left and right hand students.
What makes pencil grip easier? • Big pieces of paper. • Big crayons, brushes and markers (larger tools ensure children use the right muscles and
Alphabet Desk Strips – Cursive Font (Downloadable)
Printable Phonic Desk Strips ready for the new year.
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 points, sizing of letter and placement online
- Reminders of correct pencil grip
- Pictures to support alphabet sound recall
- Available in Cursive or Foundation font
- One Alphabet Desk Strip in PDF format for print on A3/A4 paper or card.
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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 right, whether in a standing or seated position, is essential prior to commencing any drawing or writing activity. This posture should also be monitored throughout the activity to ensure a child has sufficient core strength to maintain their position for the length of the task. With a stable body young children are more likely to progress to using an efficient pencil grasp, which will allow their hand to produce the movements necessary for good letter formation and handwriting. The most recent research shows that using a ‘cognitive’ approach (saying cue words out loud) incorporated with writing the actual letter, is the most effective way to learn and retain correct letter formation. In Letter Formation for Little People – Step 1, each letter shape, with corresponding verbal cue words, is presented and learned in the same PLD groupings as the letter sounds. This will reinforce the acquisition of both of these vital skills simultaneously. This early childhood approach, with both standing and seated activities, presents activities in four sequential levels for each letter. This developmental approach allows for differentiation between children in the classroom, with the scope to cater for a wide range of abilities. It is important that the core skills required for correct letter formation are a strong focus in the early years of schooling, to avoid the development of ‘bad habits’, such as an inefficient pencil grip, letter reversals, or incorrect direction of letters, which may affect academic progress in future years. Letter formation and subsequently, fluent handwriting, must become an automatic skill so that the child can process their ideas as they write, without having to think about the construction of each letter they produce. Letter Formation for Little People provides a research-based program for introducing children to the early stages of handwriting, providing them with the fundamental skills they need to achieve literacy goals. Developed by an Occupational Therapist, this easy-to-use resource contains an early childhood approach to developing positive letter formation skills. The process commences by targeting letter formation in a ‘big way’ on A3 sheets, then progresses to A4 sized letter formation before mini letters. Each activity provides scripted instructions for the supporting adult. Additional information on pencil grip, posture, positioning of paper etc. Foundation Font, also available in Cursive font here Includes: Instruction manual (264 pages) Step 1 has been created for use in the Early Years – Kindergarten (WA, QLD, SA, TAS) and Preschool (ACT, NT, NSW, VIC). Click here to view Step 2 for the Foundation Year – Pre-Primary (WA), Prep. (QLD, VIC, TAS), Reception (SA), Transition (NT). This resource is mentioned in our ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet pages 7 and 12.
Essential Foundation Literacy Starter Pack
Foundation Year flip books and A4 resources for every Literacy program.
By the end of the Foundation school year, children should be able to read and spell CVC and CCVC words and words with a range
Ultimate Foundation PLD Starter Pack
A complete suite of resources for the Foundation Year including Oral Language, Literacy and Movement and Motor.
This ULTIMATE Foundation Starter Pack contains all of what PLD believes to be our essential resources for the Foundation year. In this Foundation year of
Essential Foundation Movement and Motor Starter Pack
Two essential movement and motor resources for your Foundation students.
Following on from the skills taught in Early Years, by the end of the Foundation Year children should be able to form all of the