Developing oral narrative skills for later writing & comprehension.
Picture Book Retelling Step 2, is a teaching resource that attempts to break down early picture book retelling skills into simple sequential steps for teachers and parents to follow with their students and children. The program trains parents and teachers to identify where 4 and seven year old students need to develop and strengthen their oral language skills and presents specific techniques and supports to do so.
Ideal for Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 students, Picture Book Retelling – Step 2 provides:
- Assessment and monitoring procedures
- Planning and programming supports
- Visual Supports
- Includes colour storytelling cards which assist early retelling efforts.
- Retell summaries for over 40 exciting and engaging picture books such as ‘Possum Magic’ By Mem Fox, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ By Eric Carle, ‘A sausage went for a walk’ By Elisha Marjid and many more!
- Techniques and strategies are outlined when a child provides poor retell of a story.
- Techniques and strategies to develop and accelerate language skills
- Guidelines for structuring whole class, small group and individual activities
- Comprehension questions
- Retelling evaluation screen
- Parent information sheets
- A structured program designed by speech pathologists for teacher and parents
Storytelling can be a challenge for 4-7 year old students and teachers, however, practice is the key and the more students are exposed to the language associated with telling news or stories the more their expressive language will improve. This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ 13.
Early Reading Profile – Foundation Year
The ‘Early Reading Profile’ presents an evidence based alternative to whole language type reading assessments.
It is a quick single word reading assessment. It presents words that gradually increase in length and phonic complexity. The progression reflects PLD’s structured synthetic
Listen A3 poster
To Create A Good Speaking And Listening Environment
Brainstorm with students what makes a good listener and speaker. Have a reward system that promotes good listening and speaking behaviours in the classroom. Give
Supporting the Understanding of Questions
A fact sheet listing observations that indicate a child is experiencing difficulties with oral news telling and narrative retelling which may constitute a potential referral to a Speech Pathologist.
When asking a child questions it’s important to support and teach them what the question means and how you want them to answer it. If
PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan
The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, motor and oral language resources during the Early Years, Foundation Year, 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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Use comprehension strategies to understand and discuss texts listened to, viewed or read independently ACARA - Aust. Curriculum (Foundation Year: Interpreting, analysing, evaluating/Comprehension)
Children express ideas and make meaning using a range of media EYLF (Outcome 5: Children are effective communicators)
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