Q. What age and grade level is Alef is for Apple for?
A. The program is geared primarily for ages 4 - 7, corresponding to Pre-1A and 1st grade. Younger children can also benefit from the program with the help of an adult.
Q. What does Alef is for Apple teach?
A. The goal of the curriculum is to cement fluency in the name, sound, and image of the letters of the Alef-Bet. The curriculum does not cover the vowels (nekudot) nor reading Hebrew.
Q. What is on the Teacher's Guide CD?
A. The CD outlines a class structure that facilitates learning. It also contains printable homework/ review pages for each letter, game instructions and templates, and teaching hints taken from actual classroom experience. It does not contain the workbook pages.
Q. What is the Project Pack?
A. It contains all the materials pre-assembled to do the weekly class project in the Workbook. Each individually sealed bag contains materials to decorate each Hebrew letter. For example: Buttons for Bet, Feathers for Fay, Numbers for Noon, etc.
Q. How many students is each project pack enough for?
A. One. Each student should preferably use one workbook and one project pack.
Q. How was Alef is for Apple developed?
A. As part and parcel of the author's experience teaching the Alef-Bet in a Hebrew school classroom.
Q. Is there any problem with teaching the Alef Bet using Phonics (sounds)?
A. No. Since Alef is for Apple emphasizes the names of the letters in all activities, it is not like those who teach only the sound. To read more in-depth click here.
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