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Where can I request the spreadsheets for collating data mentioned in Phonic & sight word sequence?
In the era of data and accountability, both classrooms and schools are required to supply longitudinal data. Upon request, PLD supplies a range of ready-made Excel spreadsheets. The Excel tracking provides a medium to record student progress on a termly basis. The excel sheets are provided as templates and can be adapted to suit a school’s needs. If you would like to receive a FREE copy of these spreadsheets, please go here and request the 2018 Excel tr
Who should I go to for advice on standardised reading and spelling assessments?
PLD typically recommends consulting ACER which has offices all around Australia.
How does PLD focus on vocabulary within their product offering?
PLD has speech pathology created vocabulary programs for The Early Years and Foundation. To find these programs on our website, please enter the following codes in the search bar on our website or just click the links to be taken directly to the product listings: 10m4 10m5 Sem4 Sem5(
Can I view sample pages of the books in the first reading book sets?
Yes, you can view the cover and two sample pages from each reading book in the set as a PDF download. Click on the specific reading book pack you wish to view: Home reading book packs: Home reading books set 1 Home reading books set 2(https://pld-literacy.org/product/first-reading-books-home-reading-vc-cvc-books-with-basic-sight-words-increased
Can you help me understand the developmental milestones my child should be achieving?
Yes, we have specific information and downloads available for each age range on our website. Choose your age range from the homepage and then select the ‘Downloads’ tabs to view and print any number of our milestone information sheets, or click on the links below: Early Years downloads Foundation downloads Year 1 & 2 downloads(https://pld-literacy.o
How do I know if I am choosing the correct resources for my Year 1 class?
PLD believes in a very structured approach in order for children to acquire skills. Strong focus is put on scheduling the transition between emergent literacy skills and early literacy skills. Through PLD’s Implementation Process (what to introduce and when to introduce it), a comprehensive map for skill development forms the platform for further educational needs and demands. Presented are the essential skills for 4 and 5 y
What do we do when students are moving beyond stage 6 of the PLD programs?
If students are operating at high level stage 5 or stage 6, you will find that their spelling age exceeds 12 + years on a standardised spelling test. On one level this is wonderful as these students are clearly advanced spellers. On another level this produces challenges for the teachers who still need to cater for their needs and also integrate them into a class process. Suggestion 1: Do not just look at spelling. I would suggest changing this aspect of your literacy block to 'word study'.
The PLD decodable reading books are working really well. Are there additional sets?
Decodable readers are really important for establishing early reading. Beginning readers progress more rapidly in their skills when provided with high quality reading material. For this reason, it is this age range that PLD has aimed to cater for with the PLD curated sets of reading books. The book sets have also aimed to provide ample sets of reading books, as there is an issue with many decodable sets, that the decodable reading sets progress too fast through the levels. Hence students may sta
I need to work on my child's literacy skills (and particularly spelling/writing) at home. Where do I start?
Parents are often aware of when their child requires extra support within the home, to extend their performance in school. While PLD predominately works with teachers, to support their classroom programs, we do often some support the parents. The first step is to complete a spelling placement test which can be found on pages 10-16 in the 2018 Phonic & Sight Word Sequence. This will establish your child's current stage and iden