A program for 4 to 6 year olds that outlines 3 simple steps to initiate early spelling skills.
Children require alphabetic knowledge in order to embark on the process of learning to spell. However, rather than letter naming ability, alphabet sound knowledge is the more important skill. Designed by a Speech Pathologist for use in schools and the home, Teach a child to Spell in 3 simple steps for 4 to 6 year olds outlines the steps to initiate early spelling skills. Using five minute daily sessions, these simple card based activities produce readers.
Step 1: Alphabet Sounds
Step 2: Blending Sounds
Step 3: Combine Step 1 & 2
This program aims to establish a strong alphabet sound ability. Children kinaesthetically feel what their mouth is doing when they produce the letter sounds. Children see what their mouths look like when they produce the sound. Children also visually connect a picture/word with the letter sound (e.g. m – ‘mix’, t – ‘teeth’ and s – ‘snake’). Children move and rehearse a basic action associated with each target picture (which also engages a kinaesthetic dimension.)
- Instruction card and game board
- 26 x alphabet multi-sensory cards
- 26 x mini alphabet practice cards
Speech and Language Development Milestones Posters and Sheets – 5 years old
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Designed by speech and language pathologists, the speech and language milestone sheets provide an list of typical milestones that should be attained by specific ages.
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
Decoding and Spelling Skills Checklist – Stage 1 to 5
Downloadable Decoding and Spelling Skills Checklist that outlines stage (year) appropriate spelling and decoding skills for Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or Year 1-5). Click on the links to download the relevant stages. The checklists cover: Stage 1 – Year 1 Alphabet Sounds In Simple CVC Words Medial Vowels in CVC Words Phonic […]
Downloadable Decoding and Spelling Skills Checklist that outlines stage (year) appropriate spelling and decoding skills for Stage 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (or Year
National Curriculum Statement Click to reveal
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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