Table of Contents for this page:

1. MaToK Teachers' Guides

2. Posters and Charts

3. Helpful Websites

4. Background materials for teachers

5. Relevant Articles

6. Differentiated Instruction




1. MaToK Teachers' Guides in Hebrew and English may be purchased for $5 per guide and downloaded from the United Synagogue Book Service Web Site. In the drop down menu for "Categories" choose "School Curriculum and Forms". Scroll past all of the student booklets and you will reach the teachers' guides.
2. Posters and Charts: Access Skills Posters--There are two different sets of posters. You can choose one set, both, or mix and match. The posters look best when printed out in color and laminated. If your school does not have the facilities to do this, places like Staples, Office Depot, etc. can do it for you.

Access skills posters These are in downloadable pdf form, but may also be ordered as posters or 4" x 6" cards. See "Buy MaToK Materials"

Set #2 of illustrated access skills Alternate graphics


Access Skills Chart
Lekh Lekha Access Skills
Assumed Vocabulary for בראשית
Assumed Vocabulary for לך לך
Access Skills Prior to Beginning ספר במדבר
Easily create on-line flashcards for your students.
The 400 most commonly used words in biblical Hebrew
Simaniyah/סימניה/Bookmark (an example of what one looks like)
Simaniyot Template (to print out and photocopy on colorful card stock so that each student will have one)
Helping students to self-assess their Torah skills: Feedback Assessment Tool Many thanks to HaMorah Shira Hochheimer for shaing this.
3. Websites:
1. Art אמנות
Visual Midrash--Works of Art on Biblical Themes
2. Music שירים

3. Videos ווידיו
Behrman House Resource LIbrary
Shalom Sesame-Creation
G-dcast.com videos on each parashah
4.On Line Text Versions of the Tanakh
Mikranet/מקראנט
Mechon Mamre/מכון ממרא
Navigating the Bible-ort.org
5. On-line Concordance
6. Vocabulary flashcards and games www.DahBear.org
4. Background material for teachers:
שבילי התנ"ך This comprehensive resource for teachers includes commentary, articles, midrash, pictures, maps, and chanting of the Torah according to a variety of traditions.
tanach.org Shiurim by Rabbi Menachem Leibtag

5. Articles of Interest:
TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM
August 20, 2012
SourceKQED.org/Edspace (8/17)
Podcasts incorporate learning in many subject areas
Students in Monina Salazar's third-grade classroom at Live Oak Elementary School in San Ramon, Calif., used to make dioramas about science biomes; now, they create audio podcasts. The technology activity is much more valuable, Salazar says, because it allows her to integrate science into reading and writing. As they create their podcasts, students practice fluency, learn how to write a paragraph, research and take notes, select music for mood and choose sound effects to convey place and time.
At teacher training workshops, the question always comes up, "What grade can you begin to teach students how to produce their own digital media?" Of course, this is a loaded question as there are several different types of media, each with its own set of learning curves. But, in general, I default to fourth grade as my response.
This past Spring, my perception shifted.
Monina Salazar, a 3rd Grade teacher at Live Oak Elementary School in San Ramon has raised the stakes and lowered what I thought was the age requirement for students to produce rich audio podcasts. In this video, (click icon below) Monina describes how she teaches her students to create audio podcasts about biomes that explain a variety of ecosystems, referencing the climatic conditions along with the types of plants and animals that live there.
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6. Differentiated Instruction

Above and Beyond is a five minute animated video about learning styles, collaboration, creativity, etc. Great to share with colleagues, parents, and students!