Early Years Pre-Literacy Screening
The Pre-Literacy Screens have been designed to profile the acquisition of core literacy precursor skills that will impact later reading, spelling and phonic development.
The screen focuses on two main skills: 1. Phonological Awareness: the ability to attend to the phonological structure or sound structure of words. 2. Alphabetic
Early Reading Profile – Year 1 and 2
The ‘Early Reading Profile’ presents an evidence based alternative to whole language type reading assessments. Revised for 2020.
The ‘Early Reading Profile – Year 1 & 2’ is a quick single word reading assessment. It presents words that gradually increase in length and
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
Difficulty Acquiring the Alphabet Sounds – Screen
In-depth Screens (when students are slow to progress or are experiencing difficulties) with acquiring their alphabet sounds.
This screen has 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. The screen assesses the ability to identify and verbalise the sounds at the beginning of simple words (i.e. initial sound awareness), which is a precursor to acquiring alphabet sounds.
The download is a quick screen to determine:
- Initial Phoneme Awareness
- Verbalisation of Initial Phonemes (Sounds)
- Alphabet Readiness
On page 5 of the whole school literacy strategy we outline when initial sound awareness should be ideally instructed. The short response is the term before an alphabet sound program is introduced. This page provides a more detailed explanation of how the skill is taught explicitly first, then there is a 1-minute progress check scheduled to determine if this essential skill has been adequately developed for the next area of instruction, the alphabet sounds and blending.
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