Hebrew teachers in all countries throughout the Diaspora have
always complained that teaching the Hebrew language was a
tedious job; children did not enjoy the subject, and teachers
found it difficult. This was due to the lack of a good
textbook to teach the material in a clear and orderly manner.
Teachers usually resorted to photocopying material from
It will be different from now on!
Menucha Fuchs, a prolific and popular author of children's
books living in Israel, has prepared a new School Reader
tailored exactly to children whose mother tongue is English.
Menucha is loved by children and teenagers. She goes from
school to school and tells the students how she became an
author of over 60 best-selling books. The English speaking
public is becoming acquainted with her as well, since eleven
of the titles have already been translated, with many more on
Menucha Fuchs is also a registered Parenting Counselor. She
works with parents and guides them in quality interaction
with their children, and very capably so because she
understands children so well.
Menucha's reader was written in order to teach Hebrew, but
also to instill in children real Jewish values and to promote
in them a true love for the Hebrew language.
The new series is the product of many discussions and
workshop sessions with school principals and teachers
throughout the U.S.A. The readers include stories from
children's everyday lives, situations to which they can
easily relate to, empathize with and learn from. They are
accompanied by worksheets, which she calls "Surprise Papers."
Much time and expertise have been invested in producing a
high quality work.
"Sha'a Shel Menucha" is produced in full color,
printed with appealing graphics on glossy chrome paper, but
is not too heavy for the child to carry. It includes
exercises in language, grammar, spelling, comprehension and
both verbal and written self expression. Two Teacher's Guides
are available: one in English and one in Hebrew.
Samples are available for the second through fifth grade
levels. By next year, the publisher hopes the rest of the
series will also be available. Books can be ordered in
Jerusalem from the publisher, "Kav Lekav" at 02- 5712111, or
FAX 02-5712112. In the U.S., call 718-868-4737.