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 phonic complexity. The progression reflects PLD’s structured synthetic phonics approach. The assessment takes minutes to present and should determine the level of the decodable readers that are required for home reading and in-class shared reading.

The PLD process with Year 1 and 2 requires students to extend the accuracy and efficiency of their reading, spelling and writing skills. The Early Reading Profile – Year 1 & 2 assists in scheduling targeted reading material and also assists in planning for areas requiring targeted teaching.

The Early Reading Profile – Year 1 & 2 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:

Educators should find that ‘Early Reading Profile – Year 1 & 2’ outlines a fairly standard SSP progression which can be utilised in conjunction with other evidence-based SSP programs.

 

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