Difficulty Acquiring the Alphabet Sounds – Screen
In-depth Screens (when students are slow to progress or are experiencing difficulties) with acquiring their alphabet sounds.
This screen has been designed to identify why students are not progressing or why they are experiencing difficulties acquiring skills. The screens highlight what additional
Assessments for Students Experiencing Difficulty Within Stage 1 Targets 1, 2 & 3
PLD recommends the presentation of these short assessments to determine why students may not be progressing through Stage 1 at a pleasing rate.
These screens have been designed to identify why students are not progressing, or why they are experiencing difficulties acquiring skills within Stage 1. The screens
Early Years Pre-Literacy Screening
The Pre-Literacy Screens have been designed to profile the acquisition of core literacy precursor skills that will impact later reading, spelling and phonic development.
The screen focuses on two main skills: 1. Phonological Awareness: the ability to attend to the phonological structure or sound structure of words. 2. Alphabetic
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
Teaching Students Unable to Read, Spell and Write Within Primary School – 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 students in Junior, Middle and Upper primary with weak skills.
Recommended for – staff working with students who have particularly weak skills in Junior, Middle and Upper primary.
Course presenter – Diana Rigg BA(Ed), BEd, CPP(UK), MEd, MSc(SpPath)
Course length – 1.15 hours viewing plus quiz
Access to course – 90 days
Certificate – Awarded upon completion
Supporting materials – Referenced material available for download
When educators find themselves with student unable to read, spell and write, it is easy to feel ill-equipped to deal with the specific needs of this particular group of students. There can be a range of reasons why children enter Year 1-6 unable to read, spell and write. For some students, it may be poor school attendance or socio-economic factors that have impacted on their schooling. For others it may be that English isn’t their native language, while for others it may be that students are presenting with a lower IQ.
Regardless of the contributing factors, this short course aims to provide specialist training so those working with these students have the knowledge, tools and skills to deliver targeted, explicit instruction to help facilitate the development of early literacy skills. Read More.
Single User Access
Multi-User Discounts Available
If you purchase more than one online course licence at one time you now receive a scaled discount.
Other Course Available:
- Pre-Literacy in the Early Years
- Learning to Read, Spell and Write in Foundation
- Synthetic Phonics within the Junior Primary
- Synthetic Phonics and Beyond
- Teaching the Alphabet
- Raising Writing Standards
- Teaching Students Who are Unable to Read, Spell & Write
- School Leaders: How to implement PLD successfully
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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.
Additional information can be accessed via the following links:
PLD’s Copyright Policy: https://support.pld-literacy.org/en-au/article/copyright-and-terms-of-use-of-pld-literacy-15tkcer/
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