Hebrew Vocabulary Lessons for Every Style of Learner
Over the past two weeks, during Hebrew with “Hamorah Keren” Asayag, the second-grade students have been learning all the vocabulary for the different parts of their bodies. “There are many ways to learn new vocabulary,” says Ms. Asayag, “and I make sure to choose a variety of fun ways to help each and every student, based on their different learning styles” (including visual/spatial, auditory/musical, kinesthetic/tactile, or verbal, referred to in educational theory as learning modalities).
She continues, “The lesson begins with a PowerPoint of songs, with students singing and pointing at the different parts of the body. Later, students play the memory game and practice writing down the new vocabulary with a partner. One student reads out the word, while the other student writes it down.
“Students study Hebrew in small groups, allowing each student the opportunity to make their voice heard in Hebrew. Students move between stations with different activities, allowing for differentiation, meeting the needs of different students.”
Recently, one of the students said, “From now on, every time I forget how to say one of the parts of my body in Hebrew, I will just sing the song!”
Hamorah Keren says, “Students learn best when they are having fun, and enjoying a variety of activities and songs. I myself learned English as a child, thanks to Elton John!”