Reading: Students will know that they correctly read the Hebrew letters/vowels when the combination sounds like a word in English. Each sheet carries a different theme to help with the context of the word.
Thinking/Writing: Students are then challenged to write their own English-in-Hebrew words in that theme, which fosters a deeper level of learning.
Note: These words are not actual Hebrew words, but used as a basis to teach phonetics. It is important to note to the students the difference between actual Hebrew vocabulary and English-in-Hebrew words. If desired, the worksheets can be used as a basis to compare Hebrew vocabulary to the fictional words. The worksheets also may be used as the basis for a discussion that certain letter sounds appear in English that are not in Hebrew and vice versa.
I use this packet for homework, and guess the students’ words aloud at the start of each class. There are 10 worksheets and the other 5 pages include the answers and the 6th page is the cover sheet. The topics in this packet include Things That Are Hot, Fruit, Toys, Things at the Beach, States in the U.S., Things You'd Find at a Party, Things in a Hospital, Things That Come in Pairs, Dog Names and Jokes/Riddles.