Welcome Back to Hebrew for the New Year
Learning Hebrew is a skill that takes practice to keep sharp, just like any other skill. A little bit of regular practice goes a long way to boosting confidence and proficiency.
In fact, brain research shows that just five minutes a day—or even ten minutes twice or more per week—in addition to your regular learning time can make a big difference in second language acquisition skills.
Freshen up learners' Hebrew skills with these resources to help them review and practice in small bites.
Ten-Minute Hebrew Reader
Whatever your regular Hebrew program, you can begin any session with a quick "reading workout" using the Ten-Minute Hebrew Reader to refreshing reading skills at any level. Game-like drills help learners exercise their reading muscles: they'll read words to hit a home run and bowl a strike, they'll sing, stretch, clap, and even do some jumping jacks. As they play, they'll get faster and more accurate.
Each game takes just ten minutes; unless of course, you can do it even faster. So, on your mark, get set...read!
Click the image for a free downloadable page to share with your learners.
Back-to-School Hebrew Reading Refresher
Do your learners' Hebrew reading skills get rusty between May and September?
The Back-to-School Hebrew Reading Refresher can get them in shape in 3-4 weeks with practice games and exercises, writing skills, drills of Hebrew reading and remediation for reading problems. It's especially useful for students who completed a primer last year and are moving onto Book 1 of any Hebrew series.
You can use it to plan lessons, personalize instruction, and communicate with students, parents, and other educators.
Click below for a free downloadable page to share with your learners.
Shalom, Reader: 57 Hebrew Activities to Show What You Know
Build students' confidence and vocabulary with simple stories and games that offers a new way to emerging readers to practice decoding skills in a meaningful way. Activities in Shalom, Reader are built on vocabulary that overlaps with scenarios that are familiar to children, such as holiday celebrations, school, family, time, and the weather.
Click here for a downloadable teachers' guide that provides specific ideas for enriching the activities, and also includes strategies for teaching the material in remote learning environments.
Hooked on Hebrew
Gamify Hebrew practice with card games for practicing Hebrew letters and prayers. The Hooked on Hebrew series of card decks can be used to play a wide variety of games in school, at home, and even remotely. There are up to 15 different games that can be played with each deck.
Free detailed game directions, printable game boards, teacher’s guide, and teacher training video are all available at behrmanhouse.com
For decoding learning and fun reinforcement, Shalom Hebrew is an app that takes language practice on the go - anywhere, anytime. Built on a foundation of key cultural words, such as mitzvah and shamash, Shalom Hebrew introduces related letters, vowels, syllables and words, with plenty of practice opportunities. Users see Hebrew and hear the sounds of letters, vowels and syllables. They can also record themselves reading and play back the recording, and compare their pronounciation to both Israeli and American voices.
Created as a universal app, it can be used on any PC or Mac desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Sample the first five lessons FREE by visiting the app store or Google play and downloading Shalom Hebrew directly to any iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
Alef Bet Quest Mobile
Take a digital adventure through Israel on any iOS and Android mobile device. The decoding lessons of Alef Bet Quest Mobile App unfold against a backdrop of cultural and modern Hebrew vocabulary and are now enhanced by four new games. Use with the Alef Bet Quest book or on its own. Students can also try out their new decoding skills on read-aloud activities that let them hear the Hebrew (in American and Israeli accents) and play four different games that reinforce their skills. Learn more here.
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