Synthetic Phonics within the Junior Primary
Catering for the range in ability
Recommended for - Year 1 and Year 2 classroom teachers. Education assistance supporting students in Years 1 & 2. Literacy Support and LIteracy and/or curriculum coordinators.
Course Presenter - Diana Rigg BA, B Ed, CPP-Dyslexia, M Ed, M SP Path
Course Length - 2.5 hours of viewing plus quiz
Access to Course - 90 days
Certificate - Awarded upon completion
Supporting Materials - Reference material available for download
The course applies PLD's evidence-based structured synthetic phonics approach to Year 1 and 2 classrooms. THe course outlines a process in which teachers screen their students, analyse their results, and then set the targeted teaching required. The course will enable Year 1 and 2 teachers to systematically cater for the range in abilities evident within their junior primary class. Upo completion of the course, teachers will be able to devise targeted teaching that matches the existing grange in student ability (identified from the placement tests).
The 'Phonic Sight Word Sequence Placement Test' is provided as a download and is explained in detail. When administered, the screen identifies the stages at which students are currently operating at, along with the gaps evident in their phonic knowledge. In addition, the Year 1 & 2 Early Reading Profile is explained. Not only will the screen determine the type and level of reading material required. but it will also provide feedback on termly progress. For students with potential learning difficulties, additional screens are provided to help cater for the range in their needs.
The course explains how to profile the phonic-based reading and spelling-based for individual students. Once the individual learning needs have been identified within a class, a class profile is created and it is recommended that students are clustered into three targeted teaching spelling (or 'word-study') groups.
The later instalments in the course explore the need for the allocation of phonic-rich decodable reading material and the presentation of regular phonic dictation writing sessions.
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Instalment 1: Screening to establish the range in ability within a junior primary class.
By the conclusion of instalment 1, you will:
Instalment 2: The marking/analysis of the student spelling tests, to establish ability groups and to focus your teaching.
By the conclusion of instalment 2, you will:
Instalment 3: Introduction to Synthetic Phonics - Quality learning activities drawing upon the class profile.
By the conclusion of instalment 3, you will:
Instalment 4: Establishing a weekly spelling process in which three groups can be facilitated.
By the conclusion of instalment 4, you will:
Instalment 5: Frequently Asked Questions.
By the conclusion of instalment 5, you will have explored a range of frequently asked questions.
Instalment 6: Using the class profile to expand the process beyond spelling & students who are progressing slowly.
By the conclusion of instalment 6, you will:
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