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  • Whole School Literacy Strategy Assessment Schedule 2019
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    Screening is a PLD area of strength. For each age range, we have a collection of non-standardised screening tools that are available within our programs and for download. Use this assessment schedule to refine your whole school literacy strategy or plan your literacy classroom assessments.

    Most of the screening tools mentioned in this downloadable assessment schedule can be downloaded directly from the Screening Tools section of our website or are

  • Sight word teaching and assessments for Year 3
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    Sight words are high frequency words that need to be learned by sight.

    Tip #1: There is a need for better terminology and understanding. Firstly ‘sight words’ means so many things to different people. The term ‘sight words’

  • Sight word teaching and assessments for Year 2
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    Sight words are high frequency words that need to be learned by sight.

    Tip #1: There is a need for better terminology and understanding. Firstly ‘sight words’ means so many things to different people. The term ‘sight words’

  • Sight word teaching and assessments for Year 1
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    Sight words are high frequency words that need to be learned by sight.

    Tip #1: There is a need for better terminology and understanding. Firstly ‘sight words’ means so many things to different people. The term ‘sight words’

  • Scheduling Early Literacy Apps
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    PLD Reading & Spelling Apps:  PLD’s Apps have a strong emphasis on alphabet and phonic sounds and phonemic awareness. (i.e. synthetic phonics) and develop reading skills across a range of words which gradually increase in complexity. They are designed to captivate children’s attention whilst they engage in quality learning and facilitate learning in entirely new […]

    PLD Reading & Spelling Apps:  PLD’s Apps have a strong emphasis on alphabet and phonic sounds and phonemic awareness. (i.e. synthetic phonics) and develop reading

  • Assessments for students experiencing difficulty within stage 1
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    If students are experiencing difficulty at a stage 1 level (and as a consequence are not progressing at a rate that is pleasing) PLD recommends the presentation of the relevant short investigation to determine the basis of the difficulties.

    Each screen provides a range of general recommendations at the bottom of each page.   Specific training may be required: Teaching students unable to read,

  • The 2018/19 Phonic & Sight Word Sequence Placement Test
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    The Phonic Sight Word Sequence placement test, is designed to very quickly will establish the range in ability within a class, and provide the stages or levels for which explicit, structured teaching is required.

    Furthermore the class profile data can easily be plotted on excel or Google sheets. Upon request, these school tracking sheets can be supplied free of

  • Decodable First Reading Books
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    To maximise gains in the early reading phase, students require access to high quality reading books. Quality early reading materials will facilitate the opportunity for students to rehearse their decoding skills in a context that gradually increases in complexity and length. Within the designed book lists, sight words and phonic concepts are progressively introduced. The […]

    To maximise gains in the early reading phase, students require access to high quality reading books. Quality early reading materials will facilitate the opportunity for

  • Early Reading Profile – Year 1 and 2
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    The ‘Early Reading Profile’ presents an evidence based alternative to whole language type reading assessments.

    It is a quick single word reading assessment. It presents words that gradually increase in length and phonic complexity. The progression reflects PLD’s structured synthetic

  • Best Sellers Year 1 & 2
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    The Best Seller Catalogues provide a summary of the evidence-base, the training options, the programs and the parent education resources available for each age range. The brochure outlines: The most popular PLD oral language, motor and literacy programs. The online courses, seminar dates, and in school professional development options. The direct links to parent education […]

    The Best Seller Catalogues provide a summary of the evidence-base, the training options, the programs and the parent education resources available for each age range.

  • Basic Starter Pack: Year 1
    $124.00 $105.40 ex. GST $115.94 Incl. GST
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    This Basic Year 1 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics – stage 1

    This Basic Year 1 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics –

  • Basic Starter Pack: Year 2
    $124.00 $105.40 ex. GST $115.94 Incl. GST
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    This Basic Year 2 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics – stage 1

    This Basic Year 2 Starter Pack contains the best selling programs in the area of literacy. Includes: Phonic & sight word sequence Synthetic phonics –

  • Synthetic phonics flip book – Stage 1 & 2
    $124.00 $105.40 ex. GST $115.94 Incl. GST
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    Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching children to read and spell. It has been identified as the most successful approach of establishing early literacy skills. The ‘synthetic’ component relates to the ‘synthesising’ or blending of phonemes (or individual speech sounds) and the ‘phonic’ component relates to written symbols (graphemes) being linked to the individual speech sounds (phonemes). When […]

    Synthetic phonics is a way of teaching children to read and spell. It has been identified as the most successful approach of establishing early literacy skills. The