The desk strips are attractive resources for use in the school or home to assist children during early spelling and writing efforts providing:
- Stage 1 phonic concepts: e.g. sh, ch, th, oo, ee, ck, ar, or, er …
- Letter starting points, sizing of letter and placement on lines
- Pictures to support alphabet sound recall
- Available in Cursive and Foundation font
- One Phonic Desk Strip in Foundation Font – PDF format for print on A3/A4 paper or card.
Assessments for students experiencing difficulty within Stage 1 – Target 1,2,3
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.
These screens have been designed to identify why students are not progressing or why they are experiencing difficulties acquiring skills. The screens highlight what additional skills
Early Reading Profile – Year 1 and 2
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
Correct Pencil Grip
A downloadable fact sheet with large illustrations and helpful tips of good pencil grip for left and right hand students.
What makes pencil grip easier? • Big pieces of paper. • Big crayons, brushes and markers (larger tools ensure children use the right muscles and
PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and across Years 3 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.
The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When
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