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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