Shalom Uvrachah Print Edition with Turn Page Access
Safeguard your curricular plans and keep Hebrew learning goals in sight no matter what combination of scenarios awaits this coming school year.
This multimedia package for Shalom Uvrachah will help ensure continuity in your beginning Hebrew program whether you meet in person, by video conference, in online tutorial sessions, or in some combination.
What you get:
You get a physical copy of Shalom Uvrachah Print Writing Edition, plus access to use the enhanced online turn page version with one student through July, 2021. Included in the enhanced turn page version is a set of tips specifically for teaching with Shalom Uvrachah in distance learning settings plus selected printable PDF pages for student use.
Have students use the book for regular practice, independent work, chevruta study, and as a portfolio of completed work whether you are meeting in person, remotely, or in some combination. Use the turn page access with learners in groups or one-on-one during video conferences in share-your-screen mode. If students are separated from their books, provide them with the included downloadable PDF pages they can print at home. And check the downloadable teaching tips included with your turn page access for ideas and further guidance on teaching Shalom Uvrachah remotely.
Access to Shalom Uvrachah turn page materials is offered and granted on a per-student basis to keep your costs as low as possible. Turn page access may be shared at no additional charge with the teachers working directly with the student(s) for whom access has been purchased. Access may also be shared easily with any student for whom it was purchased should they wish to use the turn page features at home with their families.
Some techie things you need to know:
- You must be logged in to purchase and access the turn page materials.
- Accounts on Behrmanhouse.com are accessed using the email address used to create the account.
- Turn page access is from a link that will be available from the account that made the purchase. Log in and go to Account/My Downloadables.
- Purchases charged to school accounts will be available after processing, which typically takes one business day. Purchases made using credit cards become available immediately.
- Books are shipped*
- No student email sign-ups are needed; you need not pass licenses or create classes to use the turn page access.
- Problems with your order or access? You can contact us for technical support here.
- Questions about curriculum? Email customersupport at behrmanhouse.com
Find Out More:
Shalom Uvrachah helps you teach decoding skills from key cultural words, employing educational theory that has stood the test of time. Students learn the letters kuf and tzadee from the word tzedakah; they learn tet from tallit and zayin from mezuzah.
Vowels are introduced in manageable increments while confusing look-alike or sound- alike letters are introduced separately. Built-in writing practice includes guides for block lettering.
Emphasis on key cultural words helps learners see connections between Hebrew and Jewish life while they build fluency in creating the sounds of real Hebrew words. The proven pedagogy of Shalom Uvrachah helps you ensure that every learner's ability to decode improves.
The Shalom Uvrachah primer family includes a large variety of support materials useful both for online and in-person learning sessions such as Jumbo Letter Cards, Mini-Posters, flash cards and activities for individual practice. You can also use Shalom Hebrew Digital App together with Shalom Uvrachah to give learners another option for ongoing practice.
*Are you beginning the school year online and not sure you can arrange for students to pick up their materials locally? Ask us about our new book sending service--provide us with a spreadsheet of names and addresses along with the list of materials for each class, and we will arrange to have materials delivered directly to your families at significantly reduced shipping rates. (We will NOT use your families' information for any other purpose. You have our word on that.)
Ideas for Using Turn-Page Edition Primers:
The methodology of the Shalom Uvrachah family of primers is simple but groundbreaking and has made these primers the most widely used beginning Hebrew materials in North America: they teach decoding skills using key Jewish cultural words and concepts. The words Jewish kids are already learning as they are introduced to holidays, to ritual practices, to daily life in their families and Jewish communities.
The word tzedakah helps them learn the letters kuf and tzadee. They learn tet from tallit and zayin from mezuzah.
In addition to using meaningful words to introduce decoding skills, Shalom Uvracha makes full use of contemporary educational theory. Vowel sounds are systematically introduced in small, manageable increments. Confusing look-alike and sound-alike letters are introduced separately.
Learning sessions in Shalom Uvrachah include:
- Visual discrimination practice
- Similar letter-sound and vowel-sound drills
- Writing practice to reinforce the forms of the letters
- Reading practice that teachers can customize for each group
- Checkpoints to monitor student progress
- In addition, teaching Hebrew writing has been simplified with custom-designed Hebrew print fonts, enhanced by arrows showing how to form each letter.
Shalom Uvrachah also features:
- Selected readings of key prayers and blessings, including Shema, Ve'ahavta, and Aleinu
- A Jewish heritage dictionary of 80 cultural words
- Explanation of special reading rules
- Reading and writing activities combined together in one volume
Every learner needs to be met where they are. That's why the Shalom Uvrachah family of primers includes a variety of formats that can be matched to meet specific goals.
- Shalom Uvrachah Print Edition: decoding with print writing instruction
- Shalom Uvarachah Script Edition: decoding with script writing instruction
- Shalom Uvrachah Primer Express: decoding with optional writing instruction to accommodate shorter sessions or those who don'd focus on writing
- Shalom Hebrew: the same pedegogy, cultural words and letter introduction in a more grown up design for older learners (grade 5 dn up)
- Shalom Hebrew Digital App: decoding lessons on mobile devices, with games and reading practice.
What exactly am I purchasing?
You are purchasing a package that includes a physical copy of the book PLUS access to an enhanced digital turn-page version of the book, with permission to share it with one student in a remote learning setting.
Your access to the turn-page version runs through July 2021. The turn-page version is an exact duplicate of the physical book, including the same page numbering. We’ve enhanced it by also including teaching tips unique to the material and selected printable PDF pages for students’ use.
Do I need to purchase a turn-page package for each student?
Yes. Turn-page access is not a replacement for a physical book. It is a tool to help teachers in remote learning environments. Students need their materials whether they’re learning remotely or in-person.
Do I need to purchase a turn-page package for each teacher?
No. Access to the turn-page version is provided based on the number of students you wish to use it with. For example, if you have 10 students in a class, you would purchase 10 turn-page sets (you will get 10 physical books + permission to use the turnpage version with 10 students). The turn-page access can then be shared with any teacher(s) or madrichim working directly with those 10 students, at no additional charge.
If the teacher is sharing their screen to show the turn-page version, why do I need to purchase multiple copies?
You are not purchasing multiple copies of the turn page version. You are paying for permission to use the turn-page version with a certain number of students. In other words, purchases are made according to the number of people who are viewing the turn-page version, not how many are showing it.
Can I purchase access to the turn-page version separately from the physical book?
No. Access to the turn-page version is combined with a physical book. Turn-page access is not a replacement for a physical book. It is designed to make it simpler for teachers to work with learners remotely, guiding their learning. Even in remote learning settings, ideal learning is multi-modal. When learners have the physical materials, they have more control over their learning, can see the material in person, can more easily work with others in breakout groups, and better complete independent work away from the screen.
Having the print materials also ensures that you can maintain continuity in programming regardless of where your learners are meeting. This is especially important if you might be switching between remote and in-person learning. Having the physical book also gets children away from their screens and guides them through hands-on activities.
How do I get the physical books to my students?
The physical books will be shipped directly to the address you provide at time of your order. You then have several options for getting to students if you will be starting your program remotely:
- Make packages for each student and hold a book pickup day at your building.
- Combine delivery with social connection by having teachers personally drop off materials to students. This makes for a lovely porch or sidewalk socially distant, yet personal, interaction.
- Mail the books to students.
If you cannot get materials to students locally, talk to us about options for delivering books directly to students at their homes. Email us for more information.
After I purchase the turn-page package, how do I access the digital version?
Log in to the account on behrmanhouse.com from which you made the purchase. From the top menu, click Account. Then click My Downloadable Products from the menu on the left. Select the item you wish to use. When you click on the link, a turn page access file will download to your device. Double click that access file and your turn page book will open, ready for use. The downloaded HTML file can be shared at no additional charge with teachers working directly with the student(s) for whom access has been purchased. Just email the teachers and attach the downloaded file.
Do teachers or students need a Behrman House account to view the turn-page version?
No. The person who made the purchase can share the link directly with the teacher (see above). The link immediately opens the turn-page version, and teachers can then share their screens on video conference platforms with the students for whom access was purchased. Students are not likely to need direct access to the turn-page themselves. They will have their physical copies for independent work, chevruta work in breakout groups, etc.
Can I see a sample of the turn-page to try it out?
As with all our student materials, you are invited to order a copy at a 30% discount for review. This will allow you to try it out and test out the process for purchase, access, and use of the materials – so you can feel comfortable knowing exactly how it all works. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your review copies.
We have books left over from last year or have already placed our order for this school year. Do we have to buy the books again to have turn-page access?
If you purchased student materials in 2019 or 2020 and still have some left over, contact email@example.com and we’ll work with you make sure you have just what you need.
What do the turn-page materials look like?
Take a short tour through the Behrman House digital turn-page materials: what they look like, the supplemental teacher support materials and student printables, and overview of how to purchase and access the digital materials.