Middle School Curriculum.July 2018.final

lively discussion, songs and moral dilemmas, writing assignments and independent reading, current events and Biblical texts. TECHNOLOGY Technology enhances and supports learningwith audio recordings, interactive technology, documentary films, and more. As students speak, read, write, and listen to spoken Hebrew, they encounter new viewpoints on daily life in Israel, Jewish tradition and history, and general world knowledge. CURRICULUM AND MATERIALS Theprogramoffersmaterials for all Hebrew levels, frombeginners to advanced. Thematerials encourage an ongoing and dynamic interaction between content, linguistics, and skill development. They offer a wide variety of genres - prose and poetry, conversations, interviews, articles, notes, questionnaires and more; opportunities to master the 4 communicative skills -reading, writing, listening and speaking; and a sequential progression of grammar and linguistics. The curriculum is made up of: • Mechina (fully online module)

• Beginners (Bishvil Ha-Ivrit 1 and 2) • Intermediate (Bishvil Ha-Ivrit 3 and 4) • Advanced (Bishvil Ha-Ivrit 5, online module on Freedom and NETA Books 22-25)


The Fifth Grade Language Arts curriculum focuses on developing a reading and writing community in the classroom. Through writer’s workshop, we delve into the craft of writing from spelling to grammar, and into many other characteristics of the writing process. Writing, sharing, and focusing on individual areas of growth for each student helps develop students’ writing proficiency. . In reading, we continue to foster a reading community through class studies of novels as well as free choice selections. In our book studies, we build a common background to evolve our frame of reference and discussions for future reading endeavors. Also, we delve into the structural components of reading as well as explore the literary devices within the novels. Independently, students choose books to read and share through book talks thereby encouraging others to join our reading community. Our Language Arts curriculum embraces the use of technology to further expand our reading knowledge through nonfiction pieces, vocabulary development, and other technology that fosters a love and culture of reading and writing. SOCIAL STUDIES The Fifth Grade Social Studies curriculum is “World Cultures.” The curriculum begins with the study of basic geographic concepts and map skills. Then the students use a variety of resources to learn



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