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Implementing PLD in Primary Schools (Preparatory to Year 6)

Year Level: Foundation, Year 1 & 2, Years 3 to 6
With the growing focus on measurable progress, it is becoming even more important to have real, useful data to see how classrooms in your school are tracking. But how is it possible to actually get meaningful data regarding how students are performing in your school?

PLD provides an Australian, evidence-based approach to Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP) for primary school educators. Aligned with the Science of Reading, PLD’s SSP approach extends from the junior primary years through to upper primary years and thereby facilitating a whole school approach. This full-day seminar outlines the explicit instruction of phonics, decoding and spelling along with time-efficient tracking of student performance that informs the targeted teaching.

This seminar aims to provide an outline of PLD’s implementation within a school from Foundation (Prep) to Year 6.

  • The seminar begins by outlining the explicit pre-literacy skill teaching that is recommended early in the Foundation (Prep) school year. The presentation of these preventative programs aims to get as many young learners off to a positive start to their literacy acquisition.
  • The scenario in which a proportion of students can enter Year 1 and 2 at a pre-literacy level is also explored along with the recommendations for programs, explicit teaching, programs and skill development tracking assessments.
  • The seminars explores how to assign and track the development of early decoding and fluency. These measures inform the students who require decodable reading books.
  • PLD’s Stages 1-6 are explained, along with the associated assessments for the junior, middle and upper primary.
  • PLD advocates for three targeted teaching groups on the basis of placement tests. This is explained using sample class testing results.
  • 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 Preparatory 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 PLD tracking sheets. The Phonic and Sight Word Sequence book can be viewed in full online by clicking on the link and then the cover.

*** This book cannot be transferred to other PLD titles.

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, Preparatory – Year 6 teachers, and assistants.

View our downloadable 2023 seminar flyer (Queensland) here.


Check Dates and Register:

Term 3

Term 4:

2024 – Term 1:

2024 – Term 2:

2024 – Term 3:

2024 – Term 4

Listed in the booking links above

(In-Person Seminar)

9 am – 3 pm AEST

Ticket Price: TBC

View our downloadable 2023 seminar flyer (Queensland) here.

View our upcoming WA, SPELD, interstate seminars HERE.

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