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Hebrew Program

This year at Neshamah School of Kol Ami we are embarking on what we are calling the "all hands on deck" Hebrew model. 

This year Hebrew will begin promptly at 9:30 as students arrive at school. Students will drop off any personal items in their grade classrooms and then head directly to the cafeteria where all staff will be ready and waiting to engage each child in Hebrew language learning. The students will be divided into small groups by reading ability rather than grade level, this is to ensure that our Hebrew program is truly individualized and has a smaller student to teacher ratio.

We are basing this model on research we conducted in our program that monitored the progress of students moving at their own rate of learning when the content is geared and specific similar to Guided Reading Levels (GRL) used in public schools to advance student reading. Students move through modular series at their own pace and are assessed at regular intervals.

Neshamah’s program can accommodate students who come with no Hebrew background to those
who have come from a day school environment. It is highly adaptable.

Learning Objectives:
•    Alphabet and vowel modules. We have a particular strategy on teaching this in family groups, using phonological awareness, by size and shape of letter and vowel.
•    Short stories that build reading speed and comprehension
•    Prayer Hebrew that builds familiarity with prayers and comprehension

*New this year! Introducing Talk and Tefillah: We will be exploring ways of meaningfully engaging in prayer as a school community.

Camp style discussion groups comprising of students in mixed age have a mixed students will have the opportunity to engage with prayer in meaningful ways.

*Kindergarten will also be part of this school wide Hebrew model, but will primarily be focusing on the Hebrew Alphabet through phonological awareness games and sensory based activities together.

Tue, August 14 2018 3 Elul 5778