Preparing for the alphabet

Code: CCpfa
Year Level: Early Years
$82.50 (inc. $7.50 GST)
Beginning sound awareness: a phonemic awareness program

Preparing for the alphabet is designed for students aged 4 to 5 and sets about the basics required for pre-literacy. The explicit 5 minute sessions contain an outline of instructions and guidelines on how to effectively teach initial sound awareness. These instructions can form the basis of assistant and parent education. When Preparing for the alphabet is used in conjunction with PLD’s Pre-Literacy Screening this forms a significant component in a school’s early intervention strategy.

Children require the phonemic awareness skill of initial sound awareness in order to fully understand the alphabetic system. Why? When children are conscious of single sounds (i.e. they can ‘hear’ and ‘say’ the beginning sounds in words) only then does the alphabetic system make sense; as the alphabetic symbols represent sounds (or phonemes) in words. For example; When a child can identify that ‘sun’ starts with a ‘sssss’ and ‘tap’ starts with a ‘t’ it is then an ideal time to introduce the alphabetic symbols that correspond with the sounds that the child is aware of. Too often the alphabet is introduced without any explicit attention to initial sound awareness.

This must-have resource includes:

  • Instructions that provide clear guidelines on how to effectively teach initial sound awareness
  • Screening tool to determine readiness for an alphabet program
  • 27 x mouth cards for continuant sounds with 120 x small activity picture cards
  • 16 x mouth cards for stop sounds with 72 small activity picture cards

The programs within the range include:

This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 5.

Preparing for the alphabet - eBook

Code: CCpfae
Year Level: Early Years
$65.00 (inc. $5.91 GST)
Beginning sound awareness: a phonemic awareness program

Preparing for the alphabet is designed for students aged 4 to 5 and sets about the basics required for pre-literacy. The explicit 5 minute sessions contain an outline of instructions and guidelines on how to effectively teach initial sound awareness. These instructions can form the basis of assistant and parent education. When Preparing for the alphabet is used in conjunction with PLD’s Pre-Literacy Screening this forms a significant component in a school’s early intervention strategy.

Children require the phonemic awareness skill of initial sound awareness in order to fully understand the alphabetic system. Why? When children are conscious of single sounds (i.e. they can ‘hear’ and ‘say’ the beginning sounds in words) only then does the alphabetic system make sense; as the alphabetic symbols represent sounds (or phonemes) in words. For example; When a child can identify that ‘sun’ starts with a ‘sssss’ and ‘tap’ starts with a ‘t’ it is then an ideal time to introduce the alphabetic symbols that correspond with the sounds that the child is aware of. Too often the alphabet is introduced without any explicit attention to initial sound awareness.

This must-have resource includes:

  • Instructions that provide clear guidelines on how to effectively teach initial sound awareness
  • Screening tool to determine readiness for an alphabet program
  • 27 x mouth cards for continuant sounds with 120 x small activity picture cards
  • 16 x mouth cards for stop sounds with 72 small activity picture cards

The programs within the range include:

This product is mentioned in the Early Years Teaching Sequence Manual on page 5.

Preparing for the alphabet – School License

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  • Preparing for the alphabet
    Early Years Pre-Literacy Screening
    The Pre-Literacy Screens have been designed to profile the acquisition of core literacy precursor skills that will impact later reading, spelling and phonic development.

    The screen focuses on two main skills: 1. Phonological Awareness: the ability to attend to the phonological structure or sound structure of words. 2. Alphabetic

  • Preparing for the alphabet
    Maximising literacy development within the Junior Primary

    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

  • Preparing for the alphabet
    The Pathway of Pre-Literacy into Early Literacy

    Schools will have literacy results maximized over the long-term when they systematically plan how students progress from pre-literacy (or emergent literacy skills) into their early

  • Preparing for the alphabet
    Early Years Language, Literacy & Motor Developmental Milestones
    A booklet that provides an overview of Oral Language, Literacy and Motor for children in the early years (3 and 4 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.

    Three and four year olds approach the world with great curiosity and a desire to explore. As a result, this age range is considered to

National Curriculum Statement

This download outlines how PLD programs link to the ACARA National Curriculum year level content descriptions.

  • Preparing for the alphabet
    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.  

ISBN : 9781925057683
ISBN : 9781925057683

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