Sound Wall Charts for Early Years (Subscription)

Year Level: School Licences
$137.50 (inc. $12.50 GST)

This is a PLD Whole School Licence resource.

By purchasing this licence, this program will be accessible as a digital flipbook that will be stored in your secure account on the PLD website. The program will be accessible as a digital flipbook that teachers can access on any device for as long as the licence is active. A School Licence is valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and can be shared with all staff employed at the school.

We highly recommend that either the Principal, Deputy Principal or a member of the admin team purchase the School Licence in order to manage the account and its users. For more information, visit our Whole School Licence FAQ.

A multi-sensory approach to learning alphabet sounds through listening, seeing and saying.

What are the features of PLD’s Sound Wall Charts?

Teaching the 44 speech sounds of the English language requires accurate modelling and articulation, pedagogy that sound walls support. The PLD sound wall charts focus on the phonemes (or individual sounds) of speech and link to the PLD scheduled phonic sequence. Each phoneme-specific chart features:

  • Charts focused upon the phonemes and phonics for an Early Years class.
  • The corresponding visual of a mouth.
  • A simple description (e.g. tongue tapping sound, lip popping sound, peeking tongue sound, coughing or huffing sound)
  • A detailed description.
  • Icons identifying if the phoneme is a long or short, quiet or noisy, or vowel or consonant sound.
  • Areas to add words (making the charts interactive rather than static).
  • The related phonic concepts for each year level.

What is a sound wall display?

A sound wall is an interactive display of phonic concepts and words that is organised by and/or emphasises individual sounds (phonemes). Commonly there is one wall for consonants and one for vowels.

Sound walls focus on the formation of phonemes which gives young students a structure that helps them understand the foundation of language and written literacy. As we know from current research about the science of reading, children learn to read through the application of orthographic mapping, a speech-to-print process where letters are mapped to known speech sounds. Teachers need to harness this modern understanding by using sound wall displays as a teaching and learning tool in their classrooms to support the process of learning to read and spell.


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