Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual

Year Level: Early Years

The Early Years 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 of the skills depending upon the demographics of the school community and the associated student entry levels to the school.

We recommended, following a solid period of repeated targeted instruction as outlined in the PLD Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual, screens are administered to check in on progress. The Early Years Screening & Tracking Manual, which outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations and discontinue rules is also available to download.

As a support to the Early Years Screening & Tracking Manual, PLD has recently released Early Years Tracking Sheets Videos which outline how to create the three targeted teaching groups.

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  • Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual
    Early Years Screening & Tracking Manual

    The Early Years 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 Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual. In this way, the screens function as […]

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

  • Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual
    Oral language posters – Early Years

    Downloadable posters for your classroom.

    Included in this oral language poster pack are: 4 year old object based news poster – Greeting. What? Colour? Size? Shape? Parts? Thank you 4

  • Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual
    4 Year Old Comprehension Questions Progress Check

    A screen of comprehension ability focusing on Blank Level 2 and 3 questions.

    The Comprehension Questions screens can be used to assess a child’s progress with the comprehension programs or to allow for the identification of areas of

  • Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual
    3 Year Old Comprehension Questions Progress Check

    A screen of comprehension ability focusing on Blank Level 1 and Level 2 questions.

    The Comprehension Questions screens can be used to assess a child’s progress with the comprehension programs or to allow for the identification of areas of

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

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