AcademicsHebrew & Judaic Studies
Tal Am and Ivrit (Hebrew)
In the 1st-4th grades at Akiva, our teachers use the Tal Am curriculum for Ivrit and Judaics. It is a program developed in Canada and Israel that was created based on years of research on the principles of language development and learning patterns.
The children develop their reading fluency and comprehension skills, as well as their ability to comprehend and analyze the Torah and its commentaries. In all aspects of the class curriculum, students work on honing their skills related to parsing and translating the text, reading and analyzing commentaries and the process of questioning, and engaging in critical analysis of the texts.