Foundation Parent Education Sheets and Downloads – Semester 1
This booklet outlines key information to be provided to parents, caregivers and the wider community within semester one. Children benefit when home and school work together. To support this, PLD offers an extensive range of parent milestone information sheets and videos. These resources are ideal to be disseminated to parents and the wider community through […]
This booklet outlines key information to be provided to parents, caregivers and the wider community within semester one. Children benefit when home and school work
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
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
Structured Synthetic Phonics Time-Savers – Stage 1 & 2
Ready to use resources for teaching phonic concepts, spelling and reading.
This ready to use resource is designed to be used in conjunction with the Phonic and Sight Word Sequence but takes the preparation out of the phonics program. Included in the program are ready to use Stage 1 & Stage 2 phonic-based spelling lists and weekly templates with spelling routines. Within the text are Stage 1 & 2 fully prepared colour coded word lists highlighting the phonic and sound structure. The text also includes smaller versions of the word lists (also colour coded into the sound and phonic structure) to supply to the students. To assist in teaching and consolidating reading skills, the resource contains flashcards os Stage 1 & 2 phonic concepts as well as suffix tasks. To assist in teaching and consolidating reading skills, the resource contains flash cards to teach phonic concepts and rapid automatic reading tasks to improve reading accuracy and fluency. Stage 1 & 2 sections feature: Section 1: Ready to use spelling lists Section 2: Student spelling lists and activity templates Section 3: Rapid automatic reading Section 4: Flash cards The other programs within the range include: Structured Synthetic Phonics Time-Savers – Stage 1 & 2 Structured Synthetic Phonics Time-Savers – Stage 3 & 4 Structured Synthetic Phonics Time-Savers – Stage 5 & 6 Structured Synthetic Phonics Time-Savers – Stage 1-4 Junior & Middle Primary Set Full Set of Structured Synthetic Phonics Time Savers We hope this resource becomes a valuable addition to the classroom and a time-saver in preparation for spelling and reading lessons. This publication is mentioned within the Year 1 & 2 Teaching Sequence Manual on pages 9 – 16.From $65.00$65.00 incl. GST[flipbook-popup id=''][/flipbook-popup]
Integrated SSP Kit for Foundation – Starter Pack Upgrade
- If your school has already purchased a Starter Pack, an upgrade is available for the Integrated SSP Kit for Foundation at a discounted rate of $520.
- Components from this integrated kit are not available to be sold individually (e.g. The Manual or Daily Reviews).
Introducing PLD’s innovative Integrated SSP Kit for Foundation – Starter Pack Upgrade, thoughtfully designed to streamline the teaching experience within the framework of PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP) program.
This all new Integrated SSP Kit consolidates a full year of week-by-week teaching materials and Daily Reviews into one comprehensive kit.
Here is a summary of the key benefits:
The Integrated SSP Kit is all you need for teaching literacy and oral language skills to Foundation students (aged 5 and 6 years old) effectively and successfully.
The Integrated SSP Kit covers everything from phonemes, segmenting CVC words, to letter formation and semantics. This comprehensive kit contains the following:
You can pre-order your Starter Pack Upgrade to the Intergrated SSP Kit for Foundation today, at a discounted price of $520, locked in until 31 December 2024. Shipping from 30 January 2024.
What Students Learn in the Foundation School Year
The Foundation school year is one of the most important years of schooling. The ‘Foundation’ year has different names across Australia and refers to Pre-Primary (WA), Kindergarten (NSW/ACT), Preparatory (QLD/VIC/TAS), Reception (SA) and Transition (NT).
In this Foundation school year, students extend their oral language skills into literacy skills, developing the ability to read, spell and write.
The development of literacy in early childhood and into primary school serves as one of the most crucial foundations for a child’s life.
Being able to read, write, speak and listen gives a child invaluable social skills and confidence to become healthy and happy into adulthood.
Literacy development in early years can significantly impact a child’s career and personal happiness, through to becoming a balanced adult with all the necessary skills to cope with daily life.
The below resources provide Foundation teachers with a step-by-step guide to using PLD in the classroom.
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.
PLD’s Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework
Books: PLD’s books may only be used by the Authorised Purchaser, and the Authorised Purchaser’s students, and only in conjunction with classes taken by the Authorised Purchaser. PLD’s books may be photocopied up to 10% per year for use only by the Authorised Purchaser. The Authorised Purchaser is defined as the original purchaser of the PLD materials.
eBooks: PLD’s eBooks may only be used by the Authorised Purchaser, and the Authorised Purchaser’s students, and only in conjunction with classes taken by the Authorised Purchaser. The Authorised Purchaser is defined as the original purchaser of the PLD eBook. Under the ‘Statutory Educational Licence’ the authorised purchaser can:
- View the eBook as a whole or in part
- Copy the eBook to their personal drive or locally on their device
- Display the eBook on your Interactive Whiteboard, projector or smart TV, for the purpose of teaching the students in their own classroom
- Photocopy or print up to 10% of the eBook per year, for use with the students in their classroom(s).
For copyright purposes, every page of the PLD eBooks will be stamped with the name & email address provided by the purchaser at the time of order. PLD ebooks belong solely to the purchaser and may not be shared with colleagues, parents or anyone else. PLD eBooks must not be uploaded to school servers, intranets or online platforms. Schools wishing to licence PLD eBooks can contact us HERE.
School Licences: A School Licence is a multi-user subscription to a PLD resource, such as a book or program, in a digital and printable format that is accessible via the ‘My Subscription’ section of the PLD website. A School Licence is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be used by an unlimited number of teachers within a school. When bought under a School Licence:
- Resources are accessible in digital, flipbook format, which teachers can access from anywhere, at any time, on any device via the PLD website.
- The resources can be used by any amount of teachers in that school.
- Multiple teachers can access the resources simultaneously.
- The resource is available to print, subject to the standard 10% per year limitation as per Australian Copyright law.
- Updated versions of resources will be automatically accessible to users with a current licence for free, ensuring all users have access to the latest versions of resources.
- Resources are stored centrally and accessed via a secure login account on the PLD website. Thus, all currently subscription resources are accessible in the one convenient place, making resources extremely easy to find. Moreso, the school licence offering eradicates the frustration of lost or misplaced resources and programs which happens often with hardback books.
Additional information can be accessed via the following links:
PLD’s Copyright Policy: https://support.pld-literacy.org/en-au/article/copyright-and-terms-of-use-of-pld-literacy-15tkcer/
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Foundation – Phonics & High Frequency Words
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Learning to Read, Spell and Write in Foundation – Online Course
What to teach? When to screen? How to cater for the range in ability?
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