Implementing PLD - Upper Primary (T3;13-Aug-2024)

Implementing PLD - Upper Primary (T3;13-Aug-2024)

9:00am, 13th Aug 2024 - 3:00pm, 13th Aug 2024

Tayla Kleinschmidt

Structured Synthetic Phonics

O'Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale Street, Wilston Qld 4051

$210.00 Members | $249.00 Non-Members | $210.00 Specialist Teacher

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Registration closes at 12:00pm, 7th Aug 2024

Event Details


This one-day Literacy and Learning, seminar designed for Years 3, 4, 5, & 6, outlines evidence-based structured synthetic phonics (SSP) teaching and student tracking.

Despite the range in ability within each middle and upper primary class, the targeted SSP teaching aims to cater for the literacy outcomes of all students in middle and upper primary students.

This seminar provides a scope and sequence that is practical, realistic and time-efficient to implement and will cater for advanced, average and delayed students.


What does the training cover?

Recommended for staff working within Years 3, 4, 5, & 6, this seminar explores:

  • A non-standardised spelling placement test in order to determine the specific range within the class.
  • How to allocate a proportion of the literacy block to the explicit instruction of spelling and decoding ‘word attack’ skills and also how to facilitate the transference of these spelling words (and ever-increasing sophisticated vocabulary concepts) into writing.
  • A synthetic phonics approach for the students operating at a junior primary level.
  • For the stronger students, a phonic-based approach that focuses upon word meanings and opportunities to transfer concepts into writing.
  • Oral language instruction and how to facilitate students’ ability to speak in complex grammatically correct sentences.
  • As narrative programs have been associated with increasing comprehension and written expression ability, narrative retelling and narrative generation processes are also outlined.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of PLD’s scope and sequence for Preparatory to Year 6. This is PLD’s best-selling resource ‘Phonic and Sight Word Sequence‘ and is valued at $82.50.

This resource is central to establishing a whole school approach and consistency across year levels and across classrooms.

It provides phonic concepts for Reception to Year 6 along with phonemic (and phonological awareness) skills, spelling rules, spelling words, high-frequency words, placement tests, term reviews, guidelines for explicit teaching, and screening options which can then be plotted onto PLD tracking sheets.

The Phonic and Sight Word Sequence book can be previewed online here. (click on the cover to view sample pages)


About the presenter:

Tayla Kleinschmidt, a Certified Practising Speech Pathologist and aspiring researcher, stands at the forefront of enhancing educational outcomes in Queensland schools. With expertise in evidence-based practices, Tayla plays a pivotal role in coaching and mentoring school staff, resulting in marked improvements in students’ speech, phonological awareness, literacy, oral language, and written language skills. She leads school improvement initiatives by supporting the implementation of evidence-based programs, such as PLD, to elevate literacy outcomes for all students.



O'Shea Centre, 19 Lovedale Street, Wilston Qld 4051

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  • 1 day training course. 
  • Copy of ‘Phonic and Sight Word Sequence‘ book (valued at $82.50)
  • Light lunch provided. (Please provide your menu preference of vegetarian, gluten free or dairy free on registration. Catering preferences cannot be changed with less than 7 days notice of course start date. We may not be able to cater for specific allergies/dietary requirements as we have set menu options with caterers)

How to register:

 1. Online: Click the green 'Register Now' button below to book and pay online. (Instant confirmation but please allow 2 business days for your Tax Invoice to be emailed)

  • Online registration is required so participant details are captured for the enrolment and course reminder database. (You may be prompted to create an Account if you do not already have one)
  • If your school cannot pay online, please call our Accounts Team during business hours to discuss your individual circumstances.


Important Notes

1. Member rate; must be logged in with credentials to receive discount.
2. Payment is required at the time of booking to confirm your registration and is non-refundable. 
3. If you are unable to attend, you may: 
   3.a. Opt for a Credit Note for a future course. 14 days notice is required.
   3.b. Transfer your ticket to another person. 7 days notice required.
4. Changes requested within 6 days of start date are not able to be made, as course details are confirmed with venue/trainer.
5. Speld Qld reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event if minimum numbers (as determined by us) are not met, or if the presenter is unable to attend. You may choose to transfer to the new event, send another attendee in your place or receive a refund.


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