AWAKENING MINDS’ Fun and Interactive
Sentence and Story Templates
Literacy Levels 1–4

Awakening Minds’ Sentence and Story Templates are inspired by my core belief that MOST learners including those with significant learning difficulties can be motivated to learn with engaging and interactive learning templates.

For many years, special needs learners with significant language difficulties have been given over-simplified and decontextualised worksheets that can strip anyone of the desire to learn. When special needs learners protest against these worksheets, caregivers/educators lament that they cannot possibly simplify these worksheets any further.

In actuality, to engage special needs learners, we need to be heading in the opposite direction from where most have tended to go. Instead of stripping down and simplifying, we should be inserting more ingredients — attractive and colourful images, meaningful and familiar contexts — that are held together and supported by scaffolding — tools to enable the learners to complete the work. Finally, we need to institute a task process characterised by task diversity and a structure that allows for in-built repetitive learning.

Hence, each of these Do-it-Yourself (DIY — Level 1) and Ready-to-Use (RTU — Levels 2 to 4) templates contains the following elements:

To learn more about these products, please click here to download the free explanatory booklet entitled All About Awakening Minds’ Fun and Interactive Sentence and Story Templates, Literacy Levels 1–4.

Literacy Level 1 Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Sentence Templates
(USD3.99 each, 15 pages)

The THREE Literacy Level 1 Do-it-Yourself (DIY)* Sentence Templates are: 1) Food: I Want; 2) Places: I Want; and 3) Things: I Want.

The themes of these Sentence Templates revolve around the learner’s favo(u)rite (frequently requested) foods, places, and items — all of which would be either interesting and/or familiar, and hence meaningful and relevant, to the learner.

Learning Objectives

With these worksheet templates, learners will:

Targeted Learner

Young learners (aged 5 and above) OR older learners with moderate to severe learning difficulties, who have a basic command of the alphabets.

Detailed Specs (15 pages, not including cover and copyright pages)

* As these worksheet templates are about the particular aspects of life the learner likes, you will have to prepare the images and corresponding labels yourself (detailed instructions are provided in the templates).

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To learn more about these products, please click here to download the free explanatory booklet entitled All About Awakening Minds’ Fun and Interactive Sentence and Story Templates, Literacy Levels 1–4.

Literacy Level 2 Ready-to-Use (RTU) Sentence Templates (USD6.99, 14 pages each)

The THREE Literacy Level 2 Ready-to-Use (RTU) Sentence Templates are: 1) He Likes to Eat...; 2) He Likes to Go to; and 3) He Likes to Play With.

The themes of these Sentence Templates revolve around a boy’s favo(u)rite (frequently requested) foods, places, and items/friends. We now move beyond the learner to talk about someone else. However, the context should still be familiar and meaningful to the learner who had completed Literacy Level 1.

Learning Objectives

Targeted Learner

Young learners (aged 5 and above) OR older learners with moderate to severe learning difficulties, who have a basic command of the alphabets.

Detailed Specs (14 pages, not including cover and copyright pages)

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To learn more about this product, please click here to download the free explanatory booklet entitled All About Awakening Minds’ Fun and Interactive Sentence and Story Templates, Literacy Levels 1–4.

Literacy Level 3 Ready-to-Use (RTU) Sentence Templates (USD7.99, 14 pages each)

The THREE Literacy Level 3 Ready-to-Use (RTU) Sentence Templates are: 1) Doing 1: What is He/She Doing; 2) Doing 2: What are They Doing; and 3) Doing 3: What is He/She OR are They Doing.

The themes of these Sentence Templates revolve around what various individuals are doing. Supported by images, the contexts should still be sufficiently interesting and meaningful to the learner who had completed Literacy Levels 1 and 2.  

Learning Objectives

With these worksheet templates, learners will:

Targeted Learner

Young learners (aged 5 and above) OR older learners with moderate to severe learning difficulties, who have a basic command of words and phrases.

Detailed Specs (14 pages, not including cover and copyright pages)

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To learn more about this product, please click here to download the free explanatory booklet entitled All About Awakening Minds’ Fun and Interactive Sentence and Story Templates, Literacy Levels 1–4.

Literacy Level 4 Ready-to-Use (RTU) Sentence Templates
(USD10.99, 22–24 pages each & USD14.99, 33–38 pages each)

The FOUR Literacy Level 4 Ready-to-Use (RTU) Story Templates are: 1) At the Beach 1; 2) At the Beach 2; 3) On Holiday 1; and 4) On Holiday 2.

The “mini-life stories” of these Story Templates revolve around groups of individuals engaged in doing fun things at the beach and on holidays. Supported by images, the contexts should still be sufficiently interesting and meaningful to the learner who had completed Literacy Levels 1, 2, and 3.

Learning Objectives

Targeted Learner

To buy these products, please click on the links below:

To learn more about this product, please click here to download the free explanatory booklet entitled All About Awakening Minds’ Fun and Interactive Sentence and Story Templates, Literacy Levels 1–4.