Whole School Phonic Sight Word Sequence Placement Screening
The Phonic Sight Word Sequence placement test, is designed to very quickly establish the range in ability within a class, and provide the stages or levels for which explicit, structured teaching is required.
How to present the Whole School Phonic Sight Word Sequence Placement Screening Present the screen below to each class (ideally in week 1 of Term
Decodable First Reading Books
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 students to rehearse their decoding skills in a context that gradually increases in complexity and length. Within the designed book lists, sight words and phonic concepts are progressively introduced. The […]
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
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
PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and across Years 3 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
Assessments for students experiencing difficulty within Stage 1 – Target 1,2,3
If students are experiencing difficulty at a stage 1 level (and as a consequence are not progressing at a rate that is pleasing) PLD recommends the presentation of the relevant short investigation to determine the basis of the difficulties.
These screens have been designed to identify why students are not progressing or why they are experiencing difficulties acquiring skills. The screens highlight what additional skills require targeting. The results should direct the efforts of Educational Assistants, parents and support staff and direct teachers in making modifications to targeted small group or individual teaching.
- Difficulty Acquiring Stage 1 Target 1 Reading and Spelling Skills (CVC Words)
Assesses the phonemic awareness, pre-literacy skills of blending (reading) and segmenting (spelling) of CVC words and alphabet sound knowledge. The screen also sources a sample of CVC reading and CVC spelling ability.
- Difficulty Acquiring Stage 1 Target 2 Reading and Spelling Skills (CVC Words with Early Stage 1 Phonics)
Assesses the prerequisite skills consisting of alphabet sound knowledge, digraph recall, blending and segmenting of CVC words. The screen also sources a sample of target 2 reading and spelling ability.
- Difficulty Acquiring Stage 1 Target 3 Reading and Spelling Skills (CCVC and CVCC Words)
Assesses the prerequisite skills consisting of blending and segmenting of CCVC and CVCC words and alphabet sound knowledge. The screen also sources a sample of reading and spelling ability.
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Worksheet tasks and colour phonemic awareness cards.
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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