PLD Seminars Available Through SPELD SA: Year 3, 4, 5 & 6

Year Level: Year 1 & 2, Foundation, Years 3 to 6

Implementing PLD in the Middle and Upper Primary (Year 3, 4, 5 & 6)

This full-day online seminar provides educators working within the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 with the knowledge and tools required to explicitly target the range in literacy ability evident within middle and upper primary classes in a systematic fashion. Despite the range in ability within each middle and upper primary class, PLD’s targeted SSP teaching aims to cater for the literacy outcomes of all middle and upper primary students. This seminar provides a scope and sequence and process that is practical, realistic, and time-efficient to implement and will cater for advanced, average, and delayed students.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of PLD’s scope and sequence for Reception to Year 6. This is PLD’s best-selling resource ‘Phonic and Sight Word Sequence‘ and is valued at over $70.00. This resource is central to establishing a whole school approach and consistency across year levels and across classrooms. It provides phonic concepts for Reception to Year 6 along with phonemic (and phonological awareness) skills, spelling rules, spelling words, high-frequency words, placement tests, term reviews, guidelines for explicit teaching, and screening options which can then be plotted onto Excel/Google tracking sheets. The Phonic and Sight Word Sequence book can be viewed in full online by clicking on the link and then the cover.


Seminar Overview:

PLD’s structured synthetic phonics (SSP) approach is one of the evidence-based approaches recommended by AUSPELD. These full-day seminars outline the explicit instruction of phonics, decoding and spelling along with time-efficient tracking of student performance that informs the targeted teaching. 

Created to have a broad appeal, these seminars are relevant to all primary school staff involved in literacy learning:  School leaders, Literacy Coordinators, Literacy Support Staff, Reception – Year 6 teachers, and assistants. The outcomes for the day have been divided into different areas highlighting the key areas addressed for each person registering.


2023 – Check Dates and Register:

2024 – Check Dates and Register:

  • Term 1: Tuesday 19th March 2024 – Middle and Upper Primary (Year 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • Term 2: Tuesday 21st May 2024 – Middle and Upper Primary (Year 3, 4, 5 & 6)
  • Term 3: Tuesday 6th August 2024 – Middle and Upper Primary (Year 3, 4, 5 & 6)

Registrations through SPELD SA’s website.

Click here to view the dates the Reception, Year 1 & Year 2 Seminar

This event is organised through SPELD SA.
2/259 Glen Osmond Road, Frewville SA 5063

Registration: 8:30am
Start / Finish: 8:45am – 2:45pm

Ticket Price:
$250 – SPELD SA Member’s discounts apply.


About the presenter:
Diana Rigg  (Ba. Arts (Ed), BaEd, CPP-Dyslexia (UK), MaEd, MaSpPath.)

Educator and Speech Pathologist and the Founder of PLD Promoting Literacy Development. 

Diana is a teacher, speech pathologist and a parent. Diana combines postgraduate education and speech pathology qualifications with an understanding of the education system. Diana’s work aim is to educate and equip those working with 3-11 year old children with specialised techniques, programs and assessment tools. This provides a platform for an innovative and practical approach to literacy. PLD has been recognised as a recommended SSP (Structured Synthetic Phonics) program nationally by AUSPELD. PLD was also recognised by Professor Louden (2015) in his ‘High Performing Schools’ research paper for the WA Department of Education. In 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 PLD was awarded the national award, Primary Publisher of the Year, voted by Australian teachers.