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 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 Profile – Foundation Year 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 Profile – Foundation Year 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 2018 edition of the Phonic Sight Word Sequence.
Educators should find that ‘Early Reading Profile – Foundation Year’ outlines a fairly standard SSP progression which can be utilised in conjunction with other evidence-based SSP programs.
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 tracking of student skill development is central to the PLD process.
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
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
People also bought…
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
Targeted Group Reading Books Set 1 (VC and CVC) –...$450.00
VC & CVC with limited basic sight words and minimal phonic concepts
The PLD Targeted Group Reading Reading Semester one Foundation Year book sets are modern and engaging while being decodable. Decodable readers present text that can be
Phonic and Sight Word Sequence$71.50
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
Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens$82.50
Profiling the precursors of pre-literacy, early reading, and spelling.
The aim of Pre-Literacy and Early Literacy Screens for 4 to 8 year old students is to provide time-efficient screening options that track junior primary skills