Tiyulim means "journeys." This book is the path to a journey towards mastering the decoding skills for the Hebrew Language. It is punctuated with a journey through the state of Israel. It includes:
• 24 forty-five minute lessons (with additional material available).
• a research based introduction of the letters, vowels, and sounding patterns of the Hebrew language.
• the introduction of each letter using Hebrew key words with visual cuing that have been introduced in our sequence of pre-primers and that will continue to be used in the sequence of Siddur books that lead from this series.
• visual prompting that reinforces directionality and aides in discrimination.
• an emphasis on Siddur words, Siddur phases, and the mastery of the performance of short prayers such as the Shema.
• a that reinforces classroom studies with short, fun, activities and supports parental involvement through a website that allows parents to hear every answer and every Hebrew word with their child.
• separate writing and printing that allow schools to focus on the modality they choose. Each of these is filled with additional decoding and discrimination activities and some really "fun" games and exercises that can enrich the use of the core book.
• photographs and short texts that provide a visit to the State of Israel that decorate the text and connect Hebrew to Israel. "Ulpan" panels provide burst of three to five modern Hebrew words to explore. Reading exercises often follow the Tiyulim themes.
• Tiyulim is beautifully designed. Each page is a new visual adventure. It is clearly laid-out, making iteasy to use, even with students with issues with visual distraction, and it is filled with really fun activities, games, races, and images.
The Tiyulim Curriculum includes these extras:
• Each class lesson is paired with a two-sided page to be completed at home and returned to the classroom. Each exercise, which should take no more than 15 minutes, can be completed by parent and child together, and enable parents (even those who have not learned to read Hebrew previously) to be successful.
• The website "reads" every Hebrew word to the parents, word by word or line by line. It has the answers to exercises for children to correct their homework. It motivates involvement and assures success.
• This CD is for families who cannot access the website.
• These workbooks allow schools to choose between writing and printing. Each "handwritten" alphabet is modeled clearly and students are given a chance to practice on letters, words, and phrases. The books are also filled with additional decoding, discrimination, and drill activities that teachers can use to enrich their classroom process.
• This guide has been carefully engineered to both provide maximal support and to allow for total creativity.
• 300 words for drill and for games that are organized and coded by lesson (and therefore by letter introduction).
• 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" cards with the graphics for each vocabulary word on one side and the actual Hebrew word on the other. These are perfect for drill, review, and for the creation of games, too.