Implementing PLD in Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Seminar

Year Level: Years 3 to 6
By middle and upper primary, students typically present with a diverse range in ability.

What to teach? When to screen? How to cater for the range in ability?

This one-day Literacy and Learning, seminar designed for Years 3, 4, 5, & 6, outlines evidence-based structured synthetic phonics (SSP) teaching and student tracking. Despite the range in ability within each middle and upper primary class, the targeted SSP teaching aims to cater for the literacy outcomes of all students in middle and upper primary students. This seminar provides a scope and sequence that is practical, realistic and time-efficient to implement and will cater for advanced, average and delayed students.

Recommended for staff working within Years 3, 4, 5, & 6, this seminar explores:

  • A non-standardised spelling placement test in order to determine the specific range within the class.
  • How to allocate a proportion of the literacy block to the explicit instruction of spelling and decoding ‘word attack’ skills and also how to facilitate the transference of these spelling words (and ever-increasing sophisticated vocabulary concepts) into writing.
  • A synthetic phonics approach for the students operating at a junior primary level.
  • For the stronger students, a phonic-based approach that focuses upon word meanings and opportunities to transfer concepts into writing.
  • Oral language instruction and how to facilitate students’ ability to speak in complex grammatically correct sentences.
  • As narrative programs have been associated with increasing comprehension and written expression ability, narrative retelling and narrative generation processes are also outlined.


Perth Training Room Seminars:  


Nationwide Online Seminar Dates:
Exactly the same as the training room seminar delivered online.


Seminars in Adelaide (SA) Through SPELD SA:

  • Term 1:  Tuesday 21 March 2023 – Implementing PLD in Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 (8.45am – 2.45pm ACST)
  • Term 2:  Tuesday 16 May 2023 – Implementing PLD in the Year 3, 4, 5 7 6 (8.45am – 2.45pm ACST)
  • Term 3:  Tuesday 8 August 2023 – Implementing PLD in the Reception to Year 2 (8.45am – 2.45pm ACST)

Registrations through SPELD SA’s website.

Click here to book the Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 Seminar

Click here to book the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Seminar


Seminar Online Through SPELD QLD:  

Seminars in Brisbane Available Through SPELD QLD:

  • Term 1:  Friday 3rd March 2023 – Implementing PLD in Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
  • Term 2:  Wednesday 7 June 2023 – Implementing PLD Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
  • Term 3:  Tuesday 5 September 2023 – Implementing PLD Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Registrations through SPELD QLD’s website.


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