Repeated practice, phonemic awareness and progress check assessments with A4 Colour Cards and Worksheets.
Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, this program for 5 to 6 year olds focuses on developing early literacy reading and spelling abilities with the phonic concepts sh, ch, th, oo, ee and -ck. The explicit teaching format incorporates multiple word reading and spelling tasks.
In order for phonic based reading and spelling materials to be effective children must possess adequate phonemic awareness skills. This resource incorporates a significant phonemic awareness element. While this is ideal for the dyslexic and learning difficulties population (who are typically insensitive to the phonemic structure of words and rely on the visual appearance of words) this approach has proven to effectively accelerate early reading and spelling skills with the more mainstream population.
Attention to mouth movements involved in producing the sounds in words heightens children’s attention to the phonemic structure and supports the organization of the letter symbols in spelling and the decoding of the symbols in reading. The combination of the attention to the oral, auditory and visual aspects achieves balanced word attack strategies and significantly accelerates the acquisition of the earliest reading and spelling steps.
The aim of this resource is to establish the ability to read and spell regular phonic words. For some students, once this skill is established they then require multiple opportunities to practice this skill (e.g. reading 200 to 300 such words) before these basic words are read automatically (i.e. without sounding out). For students who require more practice and rehearsal, the games based program Stage 1 Single Word Decoding and Spelling Skills is recommended.
- A full term’s worth of early literacy tasks
- Single word “sounding out” and spelling tasks
- Sentence level reading and writing tasks
Foundation year Language, Literacy & Motor Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in the foundation year (5 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.
Life at Five! The five year old is characterised by energy and imagination. They are creative problem-solvers who are very interested in how the world works
Phases of Writing Development Ages 3 to 5
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Just as children make many “mistakes” or approximations as they learn to talk, the development of writing skills is also a process. At each phase
Ages and Stages of Literacy Development – Ages 3 – 12
A fact sheet which identifies age related milestones for literacy development in children from 3 years of age. Included are decoding and spelling skill checklists for Stage 1 (or Year 1) through to Stage 5 (or Year 5).
Many parents wonder if their child’s reading skills are developing at the normal rate. While there are individual differences, there is a general progression of
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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Expressing and developing ideas - Spelling - Know that regular one syllable words are made up of letters and common letter clusters that correspond to the sounds heard, and how to use visual memory to write high frequency words
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