There is so much confusion surrounding sight words. Do you have any tips?
PLD Screening tools? Which tests do I use?
Which standardised assessment does PLD recommend?
Can I request the 2020 PLD excel tracking sheets, to enhance the school’s implementation of PLD by tracking student performance each term?
How well should students be reading at the end of the Foundation school year?
Do you have any tips for using the PLD excel spreadsheets for tracking student skill acquisition?
I want to start the year well. Can you assist with the EARLY YEARS or FOUNDATION testing being recorded on the PLD Excel Tracking Sheets?
We use a lot of PM readers, is there is a PLD to PM reading level correlation available?
I am marking PLD spelling placement tests and I am not sure when to mark words as correct or incorrect?
How well should students be spelling at the end of the Foundation school year?
Do the PLD stages correspond to year levels in primary school?
PLD's Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Teaching Sequence Manual
How does the fourth edition of Phonic and Sight Word Sequence compare to previous editions?
How many spelling words do you provide?
Spelling word colour-coding and choosing the correct sounding-out strategy.
How many spelling groups? I have completed the placement test, but how do I create groups?
Interpreting the results from the PLD 'Early Reading Profile'
I have high (secondary) school students with very low literacy levels. Is PLD relevant?
A proportion of students tend to plateau on PM Benchmarks. What do you suggest?
Where to after decodable reading books? What next?
The PLD decodable reading books are working really well. Are there additional sets?
When do you start decodable reading books? How do you decide upon the levels?
Why is it beneficial to integrate annual end of year standardised testing with the PLD process?
Can you clarify how to sound out (and colour code) these words?
Early Reading Profiles and placing results onto tracking sheets
Re-reading vs Continuous reading for fluency, what does the evidence say?
Students who are slow to progress through PLD’s stages 1 and 2. Do you have any suggestions?
Are the PLD phonic spelling lists available in a digital format or on-line?
I have not taught Kindy/Kindergarten for many years. Can you provide me with a quick update?
After Stage 3 words on the PLD Early Reading Profile, what are the appropriate methods of tracking reading?
Can I view sample pages of the books in the first reading book sets?
We are running a 'Reading Workshop' for our parents so they can assist in their child's reading potential.
FAQ: I work with students with Autism. Do you have any suggestions for training and programs?
Can you help me understand the developmental milestones my child should be achieving?
What do we do when students are moving beyond Stage 6 of the PLD programs?
I need to work on my child's literacy skills (particularly spelling & writing) at home. Where do I start?
How does PLD focus on vocabulary within their product offering?
Can I request a quote for the decodable reading books?
Spelling rules. Where do they occur in PLD’s Structured Synthetic Phonics (SSP) program?
How do I know if I am choosing the correct resources for my Year 1 class?
The issue of reversals & capitals in spelling tests.
Can you help me understand the developmental milestones my child should be achieving??
What is the difference between the PLD Decodable Reading Books sets?
Teaching the alphabet: The students with the PLD programs are quickly learning the alphabet sounds, but when are letter names taught?
I am a parent and I have concerns about how PLD is being implemented in my child's class.
How do I buy and access the PLD downloadable desk strips?
I have 5 levels in my Year 1 class. Do you have any suggestions?
What end of Term 2 screening is to be scheduled?
Phonic and Sight Word Sequence Charts - Your frequently asked questions
How is the end of Term 2 screening plotted onto the PLD tracking sheets?
What happens when there are several students who are operating at stages 3 or 4 in a Year 2 class?
What is the purpose of the 'Early Literacy Screening Tool' and how does it differ to other screens found in PLD's WSLP?
How do schools introduce PLD's whole school screening in Term 3 (or within semester 2)?
Why does PLD advocate for three ability groups instead of four or five?
In Stage 1, should we place less emphasis on groups of words with initial and final blends?
What happens when the correct spelling of test words does not transfer to writing?
I have a student who still struggles with onset and rime. How can I help?
Do we need to use the updated tracking sheets? Why shouldn't we re-use last years?
We have used the previous pre-literacy screen and I'm just curious why the screen has been updated?
Help! Students decoding and spelling at different levels?
I am familiar with THRASS. Does PLD have similar charts?
I have entered the testing onto tracking sheets. Can I get feedback on my class data?
PLD Upgrading Books to Newer Editions
Requests to review a school's PLD tracking sheets. What steps are required?
Long vowels and how to colour code and use Elkonin Boxes?
Do PLD programs link to the Australian National Curriculum?
Can you assist with grouping my class for Term 2 using the PLD Placement Tests and the Tracking Sheets?
Early Years: Screening Syllablification (syllables) can you clarify?
Low entry Year 1 & 2 students who are strugglign with CVC. Any suggestions?
My school has been implementing PLD for a while, but how do we start using the tracking sheets?
Updates to thedownloadable PLD Teaching Sequence & Screening & Trackign Manuals
Request for names of schools implementing PLD
Additional Sets of Decodable Reading Books Required?
A collection of questions raised in relation to the Early Years and Foundation screening.