Bye Bye Bright Beginnings

For over a year and half, we have been slowly working our way through the Bright Beginnings Chumash Workbook and Parsha Lech Lecha.  My only serious complaint about the book is that it only covers the first three aliyot and there is no follow up workbook.

Over the Thanksgiving holiday, we finally finished the workbook completing with competence and fluency the last passuk.

This week, we continued working our turtle pace through Lech Lecha with a new technique.  With this new method, we are working more on comprehension of the sentences and less on grammar since Froggy has a pretty good handle on the basics.
I copied the next passuk from this website (chosen specifically because I can cut and paste an individual passuk in a readable, editable fashion) to make her a special worksheet.  Froggy reads through it once in Hebrew without commentary or stopping.  Then we go back and work through it word by word.  All the words Froggy can easily identify/translate are colored purple.  Any names that we find are colored orange.  Next Froggy reads through it again trying to figure out 1 or 2 words she can, either from context or by identifying the shoresh.  These words are added to her personal dictionary and colored purple.  Eventually the entire passuk is colored and Froggy understands exactly what it says.

Then it is time for the next passuk. 


  1. OMG, we started in July 2012 and JUST finished the second aliyah. :-o
    But the nice happy news is that Naomi Rivka's Hebrew reading is slowly, surely, growing by leaps and bounds. We are now tackling a new passuk every time we sit down with it and she is very, very comfortable with the method I'm using.
    For want of a second Bright Beginnings, and out of confidence that we're ready to move on, I am thinking of using this workbook next and tackling Vayeira.


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