Classroom Resource for Purim
This game will be fun for your students and also a good review for vowels!
Show your students how Israelis read without vowels and then challenge them to add the vowels as they listen to you reading the sound and its meaning. When done, let them learn from their own mistakes by your handing out the answer sheet and going over the words again together.
A Note to the Teacher: The goal of this exercise is not just to learn Purim words, but also to pay attention to the vowels, by leaving the easiest vowels out. Because some vowel sounds have multiple vowel choices, we added all the kamatz and hataf patah vowels to the page, because it would be impossible for younger students to differentiate these sounds from the simple patah, unless they already know the word's spelling (or are taught with Ashkenazi pronunciation). By including these vowels, it gives students a chance to focus on just a few for writing, but they get a chance to see and hear the other vowels included. We also added most sh’vas, and we added the patah in Mishloah, so that it gives you the teaching opportunity to reinforce this exception later, without confusing the early learner in the game.
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