Several years ago, a young and energetic Chabad Hebrew School Director decided to expand her recreational activities by joining a local Torah Dojo Karate class. One fine morning it dawned upon her that learning Karate was indeed quite similar to the reading program at the Hebrew School she was running. The parallels were incredible. First, both systems ran once a week, leaving way too much space time from class to class for any substantial progress. Second, at home, few parents were clued in to what the child was learning.
HEBREW HOMEWORK PROGRAM
Aleph Champ on the App Store
Review is integral to every successful reading program — as we all know, practice makes perfect. Students at Chai Hebrew School are assigned optional weekly homework which is rewarded with Torah Tokens. Aleph Champ homework is given on an individual student basis depending on the stage they are up to in their hebrew reading. Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have. Step 1: Select the level that your child is at and have them read the warm up sheet aloud. Have your child read the pages aloud. Step 3: Fill out the homework form for each day that your child does their assigned homework Sunday-Thursday.
A leph Champ, modeled after the Karate Martial Arts system of motivational colored levels, breaks up the Hebrew reading process into bite sized motivational levels which makes it more kid friendly and exciting. Each Aleph Champ level has a color coded book, review sheet, bookmark and a medallion which is awarded once a level is passed. All of these work together to create the motivation needed for students to progress, each in their own way. Reading groups are divided by color instead of age group, thereby allowing conscientious students to surpass the pace of their class and advance in reading on their own. This program ensures that students do not go on to a new level until they have truly mastered all that their current level expects them to know.