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
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
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.
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
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 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 Foundation – Early Reading Profile provides valuable information to assist in scheduling appropriate targeted reading material, the planning for areas requiring targeted teaching and evidence of skill development.
The Foundation – Early Reading Profile 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 is found in the 2020 edition of the Phonic Sight Word Sequence.
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