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Supporting Students with Primary School Literacy Levels

PLD has written many programs which can assist in developing strong oral language skills and literacy skills. Speech pathologists have been central to the design of both the literacy and language range. The programs can be presented for early intervention (and prevention of literacy difficulties) or the treatment of literacy delays.

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Placement Tests to Establish Stages and Targeted Teaching Goals

Tutoring Students Within the Early Years

Are advised to focus on an Early Years implementation of PLD. Click here for the Early Years manuals

  • If commencing implementation within semester 1, classes are advised to commence teaching the skills outlined commencing with the Term 1 Early Years implementation.
  • If commencing implementation in semester 2, an Early Years placement test can be presented to determine the starting points for the different targeted teaching groups. Read more on this here

Tutoring Students Within Foundation

Are advised to focus on a Foundation level implementation of PLD. Click here for the Foundation manuals.

  • If commencing implementation within semester 1, classes are advised to commence teaching the skills outlined commencing with the Term 1 Foundation implementation. 
  • If commencing implementation in semester 2, a Foundation placement test can be presented to determine the starting points for the different targeted teaching groups. Read more on this here.

Tutoring Students Within Year 1 & 2

Are advised to focus on Year 1 & 2 implementation of PLD. Click here for the Year 1 & 2 manuals.

  • The spelling placement tests (which cover PLD’s stages 1-3) are located on pages 9-12 of the Screening & Tracking Manual.
  • The reading placement test (which covers PLD’s stages 1-3) will support teachers to identify students who require decodable reading material. These assessments can be found on pages 16-20 of the Screening & Tracking Manual.
  • For the students operating at a pre-literacy (or pre-CVC level) present the subtests in the red box on pages 27-29.

Tutoring Students Within Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

Are advised to utilise the placement tests outlined in the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 manuals

  • The spelling placement tests (which cover PLD’s stages 1-6) are located on pages 9-16.
  • The reading placement tests will identify the students who still require decodable reading material. These can be located on pages 23-26.
  • For the students operating at a pre-literacy (or pre-CVC) level, present the subtests in the red box on pages 26-28.
Training & Programs to Implement PLD

The year level of the students being tutored and their operational levels will determine which of the following training and program options are relevant.

Early Years

Training

Programs

Foundation

Training

Programs

Year 1 & 2

Training

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Catch-Up Phonic Dictation – Stage 1
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Catch-Up Phonic Dictation – Stage 2

Year 3, 4, 5 & 6

Training:

Programs:

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Catch-Up Phonic Dictation – Stage 1
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Catch-Up Phonic Dictation – Stage 2
Oral Language Programs

It is common for many students with literacy delays, to experience an associated oral language delay. Why? Ora language skills typically relate and are linked to written language skills. For this reason, in addition to PLD’s evidence-based structured synthetic phonics programs, PLD also recommends a range of oral language programs written by speech pathologists.

Early Years Oral Language

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Foundation Oral Language

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Year 1 & 2 Oral Language

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Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 Oral Language

  • Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Oral Language Plan on page 23 in the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Teaching Sequence Manual.
  • Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Oral Language Starter Pack – view here.
  • Download the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Posters here.
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