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All Work and no play makes Rachael Alice a dull Girl!

Now you can see that I have many talents!  Not only teaching English, but Music as well.
Enjoy this Improv Mandolin piece that just came to my hands, and was captured on video camera!

Rachael Alice

Parts of the body in Hebrew and English

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This is a worksheet that I am working on for one of my students.
If you can use it all the better!

        חלקי הגוף Body Parts ראש Head יד Hand רגל Leg כף רגל Foot פנים Face עין Eye פה Mouth חזה Chest מרפק Elbow זרוע Arm כתף Shoulder מותניים Waist ברך Knee

Bagrut Writing Assignment 4 or 5 points

I use this for Bagrut preparation for the Bagrut Writing Sections

Name_____________________________________  Date______________________

Essay in Class Assignment: Write your Ideal Day


Starting from the exact time that you wake up, write out your entire ideal day.  Describe

everything.  Your home.  Your family. Your health.  Your cars.  Your vacations.  Write out

your perfect routine.  Fill it with details and   MAKE IT VIVID. Pick a school day or a non-school day.

This should really excite you because you are taking the first step toward creating your

ideal future.  You create the person you want to be, where you want to live, who you want

to be surrounded by, and even how you want to make your money.

By writing your Ideal Day down, you give it life.  You give it tremendous momentum to

move in your direction.

And remember to NEVER limit your ideas.  Write 80 – 100 words  Use modals and semimodals.


HOTS Uncovering Motives Lesson Plan

Rachael Orbach –  One and Twenty by A. E. Housman

Explicit HOT - Uncovering motives



identify motives that explain the character’s behavior and support this with evidence from the text.

Why do you think that wise man gave the advise? Support your answer.

What made the young man change his mind?  Give supporting details.

Deductive Methodology #1

Stage 1 Introduction of HOTS Uncovering Motives.

Stage 2 Application of HOTS to other areas

Stage 3 Reading the text

Stage 4 Checking comprehension through LOTS

Stage 5 Re-introduction of HOTS (based on analysis of text) in relation to the text

Key Components Examples of Activities

Pre-Reading Activity • What are motives? How can you know why

someone does something? (Oral activity)

Basic Understanding


Analysis and Interpretation:

• Explicit teaching of HOTS

• Examples of using the

HOTS in real-life situations

(oral or written).

• Using the HOTS you taught

to help understand the text


• Teaching literary terms

How to design an engaging worksheet for students.

Do your students groan when you hand out worksheets?  Well that doesn't have to happen.  If we spend a little bit more time and thought to design, worksheets can be more engaging.

I found a video that will help you to design more effective worksheets:

This is very important information, I know that we all have lots of experience in writing worksheets, but this will help us teachers be more effective.

Good luck!
Rachael Alice

There are FOUR ways that we can say the Future Tense

There are FOUR ways that we can talk about the Future Tense in English.

The first two are called the Future Simple.

1.  Will  - used to make a prediction  or talk about the future.
The form of the Future Simple with Will is very simple.

We use the word will and then the verb in the base form.

I will do my homework.  This is a perfectly good sentence in the Future Simple. "Will" signifies that the action is in the future, and the verb "do" is the action.  Let's write another one:

You will attend the meeting at 12:00 noon.

"will" is the marker for the future, and attend is the action.

2. Be Going To. - used to talk about plans in the future.

The form of Be Going to has to be conjugated to agree with the subject of the sentence.
I  am going to . . .
He is going to
She is going to
It is going to
You are going to
We are going to
They are going to

I am going to set up my schedule for next week.  This sentence is an action that indicates a plan for the fu…

Project about Conflict for 5 points