PLD’s Alignment to the Australian National Curriculum
How does PLD align to the Australian National Curriculum?
In the attached download we have outlined where PLD applies to each year level, the content code and descriptor and the related PLD programs.
PLD’s Alignment with the Early Years Learning Framework
2023 Seminar Dates
Implementing PLD in Early Years The Early Years are a period of huge potential learning which are optimised when an ‘early childhood’ approach is balanced with some explicit instruction. This seminar explores what research explains are the most essential pre-literacy skills for 3 & 4 year olds; phonemic awareness, alphabet knowledge and oral language ability (i.e. vocabulary and the ability to speak in grammatically correct lengthy sentences).
Early Years Small Group Coaching This coaching session will focus on the teaching, testing, and tracking that should occur within Kindergarten. It is an opportunity to ask questions. Remember to bring along your PLD tracking spreadsheet.
Implementing PLD in Foundation This seminar explores how children typically read 1st, spell 2nd and write 3rd. The seminar also highlights the pre-literacy skills that facilitate children’s ability to acquire early literacy skills. The Foundation school year is a complicated year level to teach. Students can achieve within this crucial year if educators are knowledgeable of the process. A proportion of the school year must be allocated to pre-literacy skill development and a proportion of the year must be allocated to the emergence of early reading, spelling and writing.
Foundation Small Group Coaching This coaching session will focus on the teaching, testing, and tracking that should occur within Pre-Primary. It is an opportunity to ask questions. Remember to bring along your PLD tracking spreadsheet.
Implementing PLD in Year 1 & 2 This seminar explains and demonstrates explicit synthetic phonics instruction and how focused instruction can be delivered to a class with a range in student ability. Repeated reading and phonic dictation are presented as mediums of facilitating the transfer of the ‘word attack’ skills into writing. This seminar will also outline time-efficient decoding and spelling assessments designed to identify the range in ability so teachers can be more focused in their instruction.
Year 1 & 2 Small Group Coaching This coaching session will focus on the teaching, testing, and tracking that should occur within Year 1 & 2. It is an opportunity to ask questions. Remember to bring along your PLD tracking spreadsheet.
Implementing PLD in Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 By middle and upper primary students typically present with a diverse range inability. Some students still require a synthetic phonics approach while others will have progressed beyond this and require increased instruction on word meaning and opportunities to transfer their complex words into writing. A non-standardised spelling placement test is provided so the specific range in student ability can be determined. The focus of the seminar is how to allocate a proportion of the literacy block to the explicit instruction of spelling ‘word attack’ skills.
Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Small Group CoachingThis coaching session will focus on the teaching, testing, and tracking that should occur within Year 3, 4, 5 & 6. It is an opportunity to ask questions. Remember to bring along your PLD tracking spreadsheet.
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Books: PLD’s books may only be used by the Authorised Purchaser, and the Authorised Purchaser’s students, and only in conjunction with classes taken by the Authorised Purchaser. PLD’s books may be photocopied up to 10% per year for use only by the Authorised Purchaser. The Authorised Purchaser is defined as the original purchaser of the PLD materials.
eBooks: PLD’s eBooks may only be used by the Authorised Purchaser, and the Authorised Purchaser’s students, and only in conjunction with classes taken by the Authorised Purchaser. The Authorised Purchaser is defined as the original purchaser of the PLD eBook. Under the ‘Statutory Educational License’ the authorised purchaser can:
- View the eBook as a whole or in part
- Copy the eBook to their personal drive or locally on their device
- Display the eBook on your Interactive Whiteboard, projector or smart TV, for the purpose of teaching the students in their own classroom
- Photocopy or print up to 10% of the eBook per year, for use with the students in their classroom(s).
For copyright purposes, every page of the PLD eBooks will be stamped with the name & email address provided by the purchaser at the time of order. PLD ebooks belong solely to the purchaser and may not be shared with colleagues, parents or anyone else. PLD eBooks must not be uploaded to school servers, intranets or online platforms. Schools wishing to license PLD eBooks can contact us HERE.
School Licences: A School Licence is a multi-user subscription to a PLD resource, such as a book or program, in a digital and printable format that is accessible via the ‘My Subscription’ section of the PLD website. A School Licence is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be used by an unlimited number of teachers within a school. When bought under a School Licence:
- Resources are accessible in digital, flipbook format, which teachers can access from anywhere, at any time, on any device via the PLD website.
- The resources can be used by any amount of teachers in that school.
- Multiple teachers can access the resources simultaneously.
- The resource is available to print, subject to the standard 10% per year limitation as per Australian Copyright law.
- Updated versions of resources will be automatically accessible to users with a current licence for free, ensuring all users have access to the latest versions of resources.
- Resources are stored centrally and accessed via a secure login account on the PLD website. Thus, all currently subscription resources are accessible in the one convenient place, making resources extremely easy to find. Moreso, the school license offering eradicates the frustration of lost or misplaced resources and programs which happens often with hardback books.
Additional information can be accessed via the following links:
PLD’s Copyright Policy: https://support.pld-literacy.org/en-au/article/copyright-and-terms-of-use-of-pld-literacy-15tkcer/
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