Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual
The Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations and discontinue rules. We recommended that the screens are administered following a solid period of repeated targeted instruction as outlined in the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Teaching Sequence […]
The Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual outlines step-by-step instructions including what and when to screen, the materials required, time allocations
Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Assessment Schedule
The following Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence have been extracted from the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Screening & Tracking Manual. Within this download, outlines have been provided as a general term-by-term guide from which schools can adapt their scheduling. While some students will progress […]
The following Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence have been extracted from the Year 3, 4, 5
Private: Whole School Phonic Placement Screen
The Phonic Placement Screen is designed to quickly establish the range in ability within a class, and provide the stages for which explicit, structured teaching is required.
The Phonic Placement Screens are designed to track the development of single-word spelling based upon PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics sequence. The information gained will highlight
PLD’s Whole School Literacy Plan
The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, 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
Synthetic Phonics and Beyond – Online Course
What to teach? When to screen? How to cater for the range in ability?
This course will provide you with the structure and tools to improve the literacy outcomes of your Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 students.
Recommended for – staff working within Year 3, 4, 5 & 6.
Course presenter – Diana Rigg BA(Ed), BEd, CPP(UK), MEd, MSc(SpPath)
Course length – 3 hours of viewing plus quiz
Access to course – 90 days
Certificate – Awarded upon completion
Supporting materials – Referenced material available for download
This course includes over 2 hours of video content and over 240 slides you can refer to during the course and download so you can refer to them later. Here’s an outline of what the course is about:
Each classroom has a range in ability. The course outlines a process which enables teachers to be comfortable with the range, and flexible enough to devise a process that matches student ability. Read More.
Single User Access
If you would like to purchase a single licence, please register here and gain immediate access. Individual licenses can only be purchased with a credit card via the link above.
Multi-User Discounts Available
If you purchase more than one online course licence at one time you now receive a scaled discount.
For user licensing beyond these 4 options, please contact us to firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote specific to your needs. Support information on our multi-user licenses is available here.
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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
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.
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