TEST2r Resources

Table 1 - Screening Tasks

Subtest Links to The Balanced Approach to Literacy Development in the Early Years
HERE
PDST Support/Resource
HERE
Primary Language Curriculum
HERE
1. Letter Knowledge Upper & Lower Case 4.2.3 Letter Knowledge
Stage 1 – 5 p 43 – 45
  Strands: Reading & Writing
Element: Understanding
References: pp 46, 52 & 53
2. Rhyme Recognition Oddity Section 4 p 33 - 36
Video links with specific instructional strategies
P34 phonological awareness training
P 36 provides a structured approach to the progressive levels of phonological awareness
4.1.2 Five steps to teaching phonemic awareness
Book: Sound Linkage. Peter Hatcher -
Suitable for most tasks.

PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness as background knowledge for teachers. HERE
Strands: Oral language and Reading
Elements: Understanding; Exploring and Using
References: pp 22, 51, 65, 66, 68, 69, 70, 109, 118, 119
3. Phonetic Spelling As above -Also
Video clip Part 2 page 34
6.2.2 Invented spelling p 66
– 68 and video link p 68
PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness as background knowledge for teachers HERE Strands: Writing
Element: Understanding
References: pp 70 - 73 & 110
4. Copying 6.1 Handwriting p 65
Recommendations for fine motor interventions and letter formations
  Strands: Writing
Elements: Communicating; Exploring and Using
References: pp 72 & 73
5. Rapid Automatised Naming (RAN) Digits 3.2 Development of Oral Language Experiences p22 and pages 93 – 98
6.1 Handwriting p 65
Recommendations for fine motor interventions and letter formations
  Strands: Reading & Writing
(word identification strategies)
Element: Understanding
References: pp 9, 32, 52, 53, 39, 111

Table 2 - Diagnostic Tasks

Subtest Links to The Balanced Approach to Literacy Development in the Early Years
HERE
PDST Support/Resource
HERE
Links to Primary Language Curriculum
HERE
6. Letter Sound Array 4.1.2 Teaching phonemic awareness p 34 Video Small group instruction part 2
4.2.3 A systematic, structured, sequenced approach to teaching phonics p 43
Especially stage 1
PDST: Workshop on Word Study which also focusses on phoneme sounds. HERE Strands: Reading, Writing
Element: Understanding
References: pp 67,69,
7. Alliteration Oddity Section 4 p 33 and associated videos (eg p 34) PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness as background knowledge for teachers. HERE Strands: Reading, Writing
Elements: Communicating; Understanding
References: pp 69, 72, 106, 108
8. Alliteration Initial Sound Matching As above PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness as background knowledge for teachers. HERE Element: Exploring and Using
References: pp 69
9. Timed Rhyme Generation As above PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness as background knowledge for teachers. HERE Strands: Oral language and Reading
Elements: Understanding; Exploring and Using
References: pp 22, 51, 63, 64, 65, 66, 69, 70, 109, 118, 119
10. Digit Span     Strand: Oral language, reading & writing
Element: Understanding
Reference: pp 32, 33, 68, 72, 110
11. Non Word Repetition See note below    
12. Initial Phoneme Deletion 4.1.2 Teaching phonemic awareness p34
Video link Small group instruction part 2
4.2.3 A systematic, structured, sequenced approach to teaching phonics p 43 - Especially stage 1
PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness. Background knowledge for teachers and suggestions for activities. HERE
PDST: Document by Mairead Ní Mhurchu on activities for Phonological Awareness. HERE
Strand: Reading (not writing)
Also relevant for oral language.
Element: Understanding
Reference: pp 52, 68, 108, 109, 110, 111.
13. Final Phoneme Deletion
(real word)
As above PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness. Background knowledge for teachers and suggestions for activities. HERE
PDST: Document by Mairead Ní Mhurchu on activities for Phonological Awareness. HERE
Strand: Reading (not writing)
Also relevant for oral language.
Element: Understanding
Reference: pp 52, 68, 108, 109, 110, 111.
14. Final Phoneme Deletion
(non word reading)
As above PDST: Workshop on Phonological Awareness. Background knowledge for teachers and suggestions for activities. HERE
PDST: Document by Mairead Ní Mhurchu on activities for Phonological Awareness. HERE
Book: Sound Linkage. Peter Hatcher -
Suitable for most tasks.
Strand: Reading (not writing)
Also relevant for oral language.
Element: Understanding
Reference: pp 52, 68, 108, 109, 110, 111.
15. Non Word Reading 4.1.2 Teaching phonemic awareness p 34 Video Small group instruction part 2
4.2.3 A systematic, structured, sequenced approach to teaching phonics p 43
Especially stage 1
  Strand: Reading
Element: Understanding
Reference: pp 68, 69, 109.
16. Spatial Memory     Strand: Oral language
Element: Understanding
Reference: p 65
17. Finger Localisation See note below   Strand: Writing
Element: Exploring and Using
Reference: p 73
18. Rapid Automatised Naming Objects 3.2 Development of Oral Language Experiences p22 and pages 93 - 98   Strand: Oral language, reading & writing
Element: Understanding
Reference: pp63, 65, 67, 69, 71, 73, 106, 108, 110, 111, 117.

Note: Additional Non National Programme Resources:

Task 11 Non word repetition - Build and expand short term and working memory

Task 17 Finger Localisation task - Use feeling bags, recognise objects by touch



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