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I need to work on my child's literacy skills (particularly spelling & writing) at home. Where do I start?

Whilst PLD works predominately with schools and educators to support their classroom programs, we do offer some support to parents in the form of parent handbooks and resources for home learning.

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Click here to support your child in Year 1 & 2
Click here to support your child in Year 3 & 4
Click here to support your child in Year 5 & 6
Click here to support your child with literacy delays

If your child is in a school that uses PLD's programs and are seeking to support your child at home, the best place to start is with their teacher.
Classroom teachers should be in the best position to offer advice and resources to support your child with their spelling, reading and writing. Your child's teacher will be able to tell you which PLD stage they are in. Once you have established your child's current stage, you will be in a position to educate yourself on what phonic concepts and programs are offered within that stage and select any PLD resource or online training course that you may be interested in. However, always keep in mind that your child's school and teacher is the best place to seek support and a consistent and regular revision schedule (of past word lists and tests) is recommended.

Recommended Resources

The Phonic & Sight Word Sequence contains ALL of the phonic & spelling concepts in PLD's Stages 1 to 6 (Foundation to Year 6). This will be a very useful guide to plan and implement spelling and phonic concepts relevant to your child's specific needs.

PLD's Phonic Dictation series provide phonic passages for reading, editing practice and writing practice:
Stage 1 Phonic Dictation
Stage 2 Phonic Dictation
Stage 3 Phonic Dictation
Stage 4 Phonic Dictation
Stage 5 Phonic Dictation
Stage 6 Phonic Dictation

It is PLD's policy not to discuss individual student cases with parents. This discussion needs to occur with the child's school who has access to the full range of information.

Updated on: 02/09/2021

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