School Readiness Oral Language and Pre-Literacy Essentials

Is your child starting school in 2022?

If so, we’ve written a school readiness essentials resource pack designed to help you and your child to make the most of your next few months together to get ready for big school. We’ve selected 10 oral language and three bonus pre-literacy resources written specifically for children starting school next year. Over 300 pages of resources!

Here’s what is included: 

(L103) Once upon a....what? A no-preparation resource to focus on the meaning of "what" questions in context

This 31-page no-prep resource is designed to help children understand and use simple 'what' questions in context, including high frequency vocabulary, sorted into some early categories (including furniture, bugs, food, clothing, eating utensils, tools, musical instruments and wild animals) to stimulate semantic language development.

$6.29 including GST

(L104) Once upon a....who? A no-preparation resource to focus on the meaning of "who" questions in context

This 33-page no-prep resource is designed to help children understand and use simple 'who' questions in context. Including people working in common occupations, and some well-known fairy tale characters.

$6.29 including GST

(L115) Once upon a....where? A no-preparation resource to focus on the meaning of "where" questions in context

This 45-page no-prep resource is designed to help children understand and use simple 'where' questions in context.

Set in an engaging world of fairy tales, this resource is designed to highlight the meaning of 'where' with the support of familiar concrete storybook locations (e.g. a house, forest, cave, castle, hill, river, and hill).

$6.29 including GST

(L307) Blanks 3: School readiness and early school vocabulary: “What is it?"

This no-preparation 46-page pack is designed to help students of all abilities to learn the strategy of semantic feature analysis, using high frequency school-related nouns. To make it accessible to all students, we have chosen easily pictured objects you will find in most schools.

With a scripted introduction, a colourful scaffold, and 35 examples, this pack is designed to give students plenty of structured practice describing common objects. Once completed, students can use the scaffold to describe any object, including curriculum specific nouns.

$5.39 including GST

(L102) Verbs in Action: GIF-based video models of simple, compound and complex sentences

Verbs are all about actions. A great way to teach high frequency verbs in sentences is with pictures that move: GIFs! The 12 verbs featured are: run, walk, read, fall, stop, sit, draw, knock, throw, help, play, and kick.

In this resource, we include GIFs of children demonstrating high frequency verbs in action. To play the GIFs, copy the slides onto your Google Drive.

$5.39 including GST

(L207) Blanks 2: What can you do with a...

In this 22-page no-prep pack, we target a Blank's Level 2 comprehension task. Specifically, we ask students to name the key functions of common items. This work can also help children to classify things and to build their semantic knowledge by helping them classify objects by functions. It's also a nifty verb work out.

$5.39 including GST

(L214) Following Directions Workout 1

In this 15-page no-prep pack, we have selected complex sentence structures frequently used in instructions, including sentences containing the subordinating conjunctions "if", "when", "while", "when", "don't/unless", "don't until", "before" and "after". To help students, we have sorted objects semantically. To practice, we have selected items based on those used in the student's real world (e.g. in the classroom).

$5.39 including GST

(L301) Barrier Tasks for Receptive Language, Vocabulary and Language Structures

Barrier tasks are flexible activities that help students to demonstrate functional skills requiring clear communication. In this 28-page pack, the barrier stimulus worksheets are designed to help participants to develop their vocabulary and language structures using 10 familiar scenes. The pack includes instructions, and tokens to use with the worksheets.

$6.29 including GST

(L274) Real World Skills I: prepositions, places, home address, and directions

This 18-page pack is designed to help you assess whether your preschooler student has the basic skills to orientate themselves to space: to know where they are.

$8.09 including GST

(L268) Can I go to the…? and Can I have…? Questions Pack

Research tells us that many children with language learning difficulties struggle to ask questions the right way. Instead of asking “Can I have a strawberry?” or “Can I go to the park?” these children might say, “I can have a strawberry?” or “Go to the park can?”.

This No Prep “Can I ?” Pack is designed to help children to ask their “Can” questions the right way.

$5.39 including GST

BONUS! Letter-Sound Video Models for Beginning Readers

In this video modelling resource, we introduce high frequency grapheme-phoneme correspondences (GPCs) following a sequence aligned with the popular Sounds Write synthetics phonics program. We introduce the GPCs in small groups, starting with .

BONUS! Recommended Picture Books for Preschoolers (with defined vocabulary)

In this 21-page resource, we reference 12 excellent picture books we use regularly in speech and language therapy for preschoolers, with lots of practical tips to make reading more interactive and fun for you and your child. For each book, we include specific vocabulary suggestions and preschooler-friendly definitions.

BONUS! Classic Audiobooks for Preschoolers

We are pleased to present our classic audiobook resource pack for preschoolers – 20 audiobook links curated by our speech pathologists to give preschoolers exposure to enriched vocabulary, complex sentence structures, “story grammar” and important background knowledge of the world, including cultural references many of us take for granted. Also includes practical comprehension and inferencing tips.

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Is your child starting school in 2022?

If so, we’ve written a school readiness essentials resource pack designed to help you and your child to make the most of your next few months together to get ready for big school.

Why does school readiness matter?

School readiness predicts academic outcomes (e.g. Snow, 2006); and is a strong indicator of ongoing and future success (e.g. Prior et al., 1993). A child’s oral language competencies (listening and talking) and pre-reading skills are key predictors of school readiness (Prior et al., 2011; Dilnot et al., 2017).

We’ve selected 10 oral language and three bonus pre-literacy resources written specifically for children starting school next year (over 300 pages of resources). All chosen by our speech pathologists to help support your child’s oral language and pre-literacy development before school starts next year.

Looking for more information and resources?

Check out our 20-module self-paced course: The School Readiness Language Workshop

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