Middle School Torah Studies - Boys

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All Translation Provided, With Audio Explanations

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Halacha and Yahadus

Weekly Parsha Lessons, Shiur, Riddles, and Worksheets

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Middle School Torah Studies (Boys)

Description

MIDDLE SCHOOL TORAH STUDIES – Boys Program

Course Level: Grade 6 – 8

Description:
Middle School Torah Studies provides a composite Torah education suitable for 6th – 8th grade students.

It is not necessary to have Hebrew reading and translating skills. Reading support tools are provided.

Advanced track available for students with a text-intensive program, including reading Torah and Rashi, Meforshim.

Course Style:
Course style is independent study with periodic webinar lessons, in group and individual format.

Melamed Academy teachers supervise the students’ progress, provide feedback to students and updates to parents.

Students receive weekly assignments to complete, in varied subjects and formats. Learning comes alive when students discuss contemporary topics and watch videos of  Torah events, such as Hachnasas Sefer Torah, Slichos at the Kosel, and more, from around the Jewish world.

Students listen to audio/video presentations, study with interactive computer lessons, and read text in the original Hebrew with translation and audio provided. Students acquire Torah knowledge, develop Hebrew and Torah skills, and incorporate their learning into daily practice and personal growth.

Syllabus:

The subjects covered in Middle School Torah Studies include:
Tefillah Learn explanations of the different parts of the davening. Biurei tefillah, and Chazanus-Leading a Minyan.
Chumash – Shemos Learn Pesukim with Rashi, translations, understand the topic, learn the words. learn about a few topics every week. in order.
Parshah Every week learn the Parshah events, focus on specific themes, share chidos/riddles, share a Dvar Torah for the Shabbas seudah, complete a worksheet.

Practice Torah reading trop.

Navi – Shemuel Learn a story in order of Navi (Prophets), in-text study, focus on the story and significance of events
Mitzvos/ Middos Learn about a Mitzvah related to season or Parsha.
Halacha Hilchos Kashrus and Hilchos Shabbos. also Halachos of Yomim Tovim and special seasons.
Jewish Year Learn about the Yomim Tovim and special days, months of the Jewish year.
Yedios Klaliyos Enhance basic Jewish knowledge with worksheets and projects according to themes.
Eretz Israel Learn about the different places in Eretz Israel, watch tours and video visits.
Reading Read a short story in Hebrew, answer questions about the story. Students submit fluency recordings, and advance in speed and accuracy.
Writing Writing assignment every week, with assigned topics, different styles of writing….
Conversational Hebrew Vocabulary Every week learn a new unit and practice the previous words. Record conversations.
Grammar Learn the Hebrew dikduk (grammar rules)
Pirkei Avos-Middos Learn a Mishnah with its ethical applications. Midos workshop: Apply to our own daily life.
Jewish History Learn the Mesora from Moshe Rabbeinu to Tanaim, Amoraim…until Rishonim
Tzadikim Learn about a famous Torah leader, story of his life, sefarim he wrote, and lessons we learn from him/her.
Gemara Learning a Gemara daf, with an emphasis on clear bekius understanding.
Mishnayos Learning mishnayos, and understanding the roots of the Chachamim’s debates
Gemara Skills (6th) Emphasis on vocabulary, skills, and structure
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