Part Three: Prayer
Included in this digital package are downloads of the following books: The Friday Night Book, The Shabbat Morning Book, The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Book and the Teacher Manual.
1) The Friday Night Book
Students work through eight lessons developed around these Friday Night Prayers: Shalom Aleichem, L’cha Dodi, V’Shamru, Shalom Rav, Vah y’chulu, Kiddush, Yigdal and Adon Olam. Using a Reading Skills Checklist on page 9, students continue to practice the reading skills they’ve learned in Part Two. Script writing practice for the aleph bet letters are on pages 10-12 of this book.
2) The Shabbat Morning Book
Following the same approach as Friday Night Prayers, students work through 13 lessons built around these Shabbat Morning Prayers: Ma Tovu, Birchot HaShachar, Shema/V’Ahavtah, Mi Chamocha/Tzur Yisrael, Amidah: Avot v’Imahot/Gevurot, Sim Shalom, Birchot HaTorah, Ayn Keloheynu, Aleinu, Adom Olam, Chatzi Kadish, Amidah: Avot/Gevurot (traditional) and Ashrei. Hebrew Reading Checklist is on page 9.
3) The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Book
The definitive, preteen-friendly workbook for students preparing for their Bar/Bat Mitzvah, this is an ideal teaching tool for schoolteachers, tutors, cantors and rabbis. It reinforces Hebrew reading skills while also helping students see themselves in synagogue and explains the Shabbat Morning Service. A two-page “Bible Geography” section shows how the Hebrew Bible is organized. The final section introduces students to trope, the symbols used for chanting Torah and Haftarah.
4) Teacher Manual: Prayer
Using Friday Night Prayers and Shabbat Morning Prayers as the basis for discussion, this manual explains how to use the prayers in those books to achieve three key goals: (1) Reading-review; (2) Improve reading skills; and (3) Deepen reading comprehension by identifying the key words and phrases, patterns and central theme in the text. This manual is also relevant to teachers working with The Bar/Bat Mitzvah Book, which follows a similar prayer-based approach as the prayer books.