Hebrew Through Movement
“Hebrew Through Movement introduces Hebrew in a playful and meaningful way, creating a positive first link between children and Hebrew. Hebrew Through Movement (HTM) is supported by the latest brain research on learning, providing an aural foundation for Hebrew that opens the door to more facile Hebrew decoding and reading.”-hebrewthroughmovement.org
HTM is taught by a trained specialist with at least 2 years of college-level Hebrew. It is a highly-developed version of ‘Simon Says’ in which the teacher gives verbal commands and the students follow with the corresponding movements. The vocabulary is focused on words that students will encounter related to the Jewish holidays, blessings, and prayers. Sight words are incorporated at higher levels. It is intended to prime students to read Hebrew with a fun, movement-based activity that is motivating and engaging!
Let’s Learn Hebrew Side-by-Side
“Put Hebrew learning directly in the hands of each and every student! Your digital natives will learn to read Hebrew in a technology-rich interactive online learning environment, reinforced by hands-on activities.”- letslearnhebrew.org
An online program comprised of 24 thirty-minute lessons in which a teacher or madrich (high school helper) works closely with one or two students in order to learn decoding (sounding out the letters and vowels in combination). The lessons contain interactive games on a computer, followed by hands-on reinforcement activities. The small teacher-student ratio ensures that students can work at their own pace and that the teacher can tailor the instruction to the student(s). Additionally, the program tracks student progress and can be accessed by parents online.
Students receive small leveled group Hebrew reading instruction, in order to reinforce and improve upon decoding skills.