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At PLD we advocate for a strong junior primary process, in which the connections between classrooms and year levels is well organised. Most students require three consecutive strong years of learning in the junior primary to set them up for entry into the ‘content’ curriculum phase of their schooling.

This download provides a series of tasks that teaching staff can work through to strengthen the junior primary teaching focus and support the organisation of resources, testing and schedule of teaching.

With the aid of this download, many schools report greater consistency within year levels and across year levels is achieved. For other schools, a Skype ‘coaching session’ may be required to work through some of the opinions/issues that can arise in such a process.

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  • Maximising literacy development within the Junior Primary
    Assessments for students experiencing difficulty within stage 1

    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.

    Each screen provides a range of general recommendations at the bottom of each page.   Specific training may be required: Teaching students unable to read,

  • Maximising literacy development within the Junior Primary
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    A screen of comprehension ability.

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

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    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


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