What to teach? When to screen? How to cater for the range in ability?

This course will provide you with the structure and tools to improve the literacy outcomes of your Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 students.

About the Synthetic phonics and beyond online course

Recommended for - staff working within Year 3, 4, 5 & 6.
Course presenter - Diana Rigg BA(Ed), BEd, CPP(UK), MEd, MSc(SpPath)
Course length - 2.5 hours
Access to course - 90 days
Certificate - Awarded upon completion
Supporting materials - Referenced material available for download


Synthetic phonics and beyond course description

This course includes over 2 hours of video content and over 240 slides you can refer to during the course and download so you can refer to them later. 

Each classroom has a range in ability. The course outlines a process which enables teachers to be comfortable with the range in ability, and flexible enough to devise a process that matches student ability.

The first step is assessing the class. A simple time efficient non-standardised spelling test is provided. It identifies the gaps in knowledge and/or the level at which students are currently at.

On the basis of the results (and the range in ability) next a synthetic phonics approach is outlined which aims to deliver significant spelling and phonics skill development.

This cost effective short course is comprised of 6 installments

Follow the links in the detailed course description below for a FREE PREVIEW of Installment 1.
Note: You’ll be asked to create an account prior to the preview but you will not be charged at this point.

Installment 1: Screening to establish the range in ability within a middle or upper primary class. 
- Screening to establish the range in ability within a middle or upper primary class
- Quick screen to get started

Installment 2: The marking/analysis of the student spelling tests, to establish ability groups and to focus your teaching. 
- The marking/analysis of the student spelling tests, to establish ability groups and focus your teaching
- Marking and analysis of spelling tests

Installment 3: Quality learning activities drawing upon the class profile. 
- Quality learning activities drawing upon the class profile
- Introduction to synthetic phonics

Installment 4: Establishing a weekly spelling process in which three groups can be facilitated.   
- Establishing a weekly spelling process in which three groups can be facilitated
- Establishing a synthetic phonics spelling routine

Installment 5: Frequently Asked Questions   
- Frequently Asked Questions  
- Installment 5 FAQ's

Installment 6: Using the class profile to expand the process beyond spelling & students who are progressing slowly.  
- Using the class profile to expand the process beyond spelling, the introduction of dictation & students who are progressing slowly.
- Expanding the process

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Diana Rigg

Founder of PLD Literacy and Learning

Diana Rigg founded PLD Organisation because she recognised a large gap in the time it took for research findings to make it into practice in the classroom. With a Master’s degree in Education and Speech Pathology, Diana was convinced she could help close that gap, offering assistance to parents, teachers, and school systems looking for help in promoting literacy to the young people in their lives. With extensive experience as a Classroom Teacher, Specialist Literacy Teacher and Speech Pathologist, Diana understood what was needed. Drawing on over 15 years as a Professional Educational Consultant, Diana assembled a passionate team of Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Designers to help her translate the latest research and best practices from around the world into attractive, easy to use resources for both the home and classroom setting. Diana is active in both consultancy and publishing. Understanding the challenges of a classroom puts Diana in the perfect positions to deliver quality products aligned with school learning systems. Extensive experience in consultancy allows her to develop products suitable for use in the home either as supplemental lessons or as part of a homeschooling curriculum. In February 2010, Diana was recognised as one of Western Australia’s top “40 under 40” by the WA Business News. For more information on Diana’s work, you can Contact Diana or connect via Facebook or LinkedIn