Early Reading Screen – Foundation

Year Level: Foundation

Tracking the emergence of early decoding and word reading.

The Early Reading Screen – Foundation is designed to track the emergence of decoding and word reading. The screen can be used to track skill development each term. The screen provides information about the development of decoding ability (i.e. blending sounds, onset-rime blending or whole word reading) in addition to assessing knowledge of phonic concepts. This allows for the identification of areas requiring targeted teaching and assists in planning and also the allocation of decodable reading books.

Once pre-reading skills have been acquired and students are beginning to decode (i.e. read) students typically require repeated practice of specifically structured reading material that gradually increases in phonic complexity and length (i.e. decodable readers). The Early Reading Screen – Foundation provides valuable information to assist in scheduling appropriate targeted reading material, the planning for areas requiring targeted teaching and evidence of skill development.

The Early Reading Screen – Foundation contains the following:

  • Exercise 1: VC Words
  • Exercise 2: CVC Words
  • Exercise 3: CVC Words With Early Stage 1 Phonics
  • Exercise 4: CCVC and CVCC Words
  • Exercise 5: Words With Late Stage 1 Phonics
  • Exercise 6: Stage 2 Words
  • Exercise 7: Stage 3 Words

Teachers administering the screen are required to record the percentage of accuracy for each level while rating the level of automaticity observed. Training to administer the screen can be found in the following online courses:

The full screen, along with instructions on when and how to screen are found in the Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual. See our Copyright Terms of Use at https://pld-literacy.org/copyright/.

  • Early Reading Screen - Foundation
    Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual

    The Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual outlines what to teach and when to teach it sequence over a full year for Literacy, Oral Language and Movement & Motor. The manual provides week-by-week guidelines including professional development options and essential PLD evidence-based programs. Keep in mind that it may be appropriate for schools to adapt the timing […]

    The Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual outlines what to teach and when to teach it sequence over a full year for Literacy, Oral Language and Movement

  • Early Reading Screen - Foundation
    Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual

    The Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations and discontinue rules. We recommended that the screens are administered following a solid period of repeated targeted instruction as outlined in the PLD Foundation Teaching Sequence Manual. In this way, the screens function as a check-in […]

    The Foundation Screening & Tracking Manual outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations and discontinue rules. We recommended that

  • Early Reading Screen - Foundation
    How do the PLD Early Reading Profiles link to the phonics and high frequency words teaching sequence and book sets?

    The Early Reading Profile Screens reflect two areas of early reading: Accuracy (or the student’s ability to ‘crack the code’ and verbalise the words). Automaticity (or the student’s ability to read the word as a full word and in a manner that is efficient and automatic). Early readers typically decode the majority of phonics-based words. […]

    The Early Reading Profile Screens reflect two areas of early reading: Accuracy (or the student’s ability to ‘crack the code’ and verbalise the words). Automaticity

  • Early Reading Screen - Foundation
    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.

This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.

  • Early Reading Screen - Foundation
    PLD’s Alignment to the Australian National Curriculum

    How does PLD align to the Australian National Curriculum?

    In the attached download we have outlined where PLD applies to each year level, the content code and descriptor and the related PLD programs.  

People who viewed this also viewed...

  • Sale!
    Essential Foundation Literacy Starter Pack
    $399.50$506.81
    Early Reading Screen - Foundation

    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

  • Phonic and Sight Word Sequence
    From $57.00$57.00 incl. GST
    Early Reading Screen - Foundation

    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 Fourth Edition differs from previous versions, click here.   This publication is mentioned within the Year 1 & 2 Teaching Sequence Manual on pages 9 – 16. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount automatically applied at checkout 10+ copies – 20% discount automatically applied at checkout

  • Alphabet the Multi Sensory Way – Foundation Font
    From $51.00$51.00 incl. GST
    Early Reading Screen - Foundation

    A program for 4-6 year olds, incorporating Stage 1 phonic concepts.

    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 Fourth Edition differs from previous versions, click here.   This publication is mentioned within the Year 1 & 2 Teaching Sequence Manual on pages 9 – 16. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount automatically applied at checkout 10+ copies – 20% discount automatically applied at checkout

  • Decoding and Spelling Games – Stage 1
    From $57.00$57.00 incl. GST
    Early Reading Screen - Foundation

    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.

    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 Fourth Edition differs from previous versions, click here.   This publication is mentioned within the Year 1 & 2 Teaching Sequence Manual on pages 9 – 16. Generous discounts apply for bulk orders 5 to 9 copies – 15% discount automatically applied at checkout 10+ copies – 20% discount automatically applied at checkout