Engaging Jewish Learning through Literature CAJE Conference - August 2007 Part I   Rachel Kamin Director, Temple Israel Li...
<ul><li>Reading  Jewish  books to children and providing them with as many opportunities as possible to interact with  Jew...
<ul><li>What activity offers sixteen advantages to a child in twenty minutes? </li></ul><ul><li>What helps to level the ac...
THE ANSWER: Reading Aloud to a Child! How to Get Your Child to Love Reading  by Esme Raji Codell The Read-Aloud Handbook  ...
CHERYL LEVY’S BAG OF TRICKS <ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>KISS </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns & Rituals </li></ul><ul><li>Fle...
LOVE  the story KNOW  the story The Rabbi and the Twenty-Nine Witches  by Marilyn Hirsch Raisel’s Riddle  by Erica Silverm...
KISS  =  K eep  I t  S hort &  S imple!   Clap & Count: Action Rhymes for the Jewish Year  by Jacqueline Jules; illustrate...
PATTERNS & RITUALS <ul><li>Patterns in the Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Reoccurring Phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Hand Motions </li>...
CUMULATIVE RHYME STORIES   Always a winner! The Matzah that Papa Brought Home  by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Ned Bitti...
FLEXIBILITY: Adapt, Edit & Improvise Grandpa and Me on Tu B’Shevat  by Marji Gold-Vukson; illustrated by Leslie Evans Bone...
RULE OF THUMB: <ul><li>The  younger  and  larger  the group, the simpler,  bigger , and  bolder  the characters and props ...
Celebrate Chanukah with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
PERSONALIZE Ten Tzedakah Pennies  by Joni Klein-Higger; illustrated by Tova Leff
MUSIC <ul><li>The song “There’s a Dinosaur” can be found on: </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve Got a Shabbat Feeling </li></ul><ul><l...
MUSIC <ul><li>“ Miriam’s Song” can be found on several Debbie Friedman albums: </li></ul><ul><li>The Journey Continues </l...
MUSIC Mendel’s Accordion  by Heidi Smith Hyde; illustrated by Johanna Van Der Sterre
TRUE BLUE & OLD FAITHFUL Once Upon a Shabbos  by Jacqueline Jules; illustrated by Katherine Kahn
RECORD <ul><li>Keep a record of what you did, how you did it, when you did it, and how you could do it better next time. <...
EXPECT SURPRISES   <ul><li>Children are often more creative than we expect them to be.  Go with  their  flow! </li></ul><u...
MORE HINTS FOR READING ALOUD from  How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell <ul><li>Choose a book that le...
BE VERSATILE IN YOUR APPROACH Bible Story Series by Jean Marzollo: Daniel in the Lions Den David and Goliath Jonah and the...
MORE HINTS FOR READING ALOUD from  How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell <ul><li>Introduce the author ...
EXTEND THE BOOK WITH  CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES   The Jewish Home Detectives  by Deborah Syme; illustrated by Marlene Ruthen
EXTEND THE BOOK WITH  CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost  by Ann Redisch Stampler; illustrat...
Make Your Own Remarkable, Amazing Spoon of Pohost!
Instructions for the game of “Spoons” are available at  http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoons
 
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Presented at the 2007 CAJE Conference in St. Louis, MO: Reading Jewish books to children is one of the most important activities for building Jewish knowledge and the skills needed to live a successful Jewish life. We’ll discuss high quality children’s books with positive and authentic Jewish content that can be used to help develop Jewish literacy and Jewish identity in school, synagogue, or library settings. The session will also explore ways to build successful programs, events, and activities around books and reading.

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Engaging Jewish Learning Through Literature, Part I

  1. 1. Engaging Jewish Learning through Literature CAJE Conference - August 2007 Part I Rachel Kamin Director, Temple Israel Libraries & Media Center Chair, The Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee of the Association of Jewish Libraries
  2. 2. <ul><li>Reading Jewish books to children and providing them with as many opportunities as possible to interact with Jewish books can help develop children’s Jewish literacy and Jewish identity. </li></ul><ul><li>More contact with Jewish books will not only make children better readers, it can also make them, and their families, better Jews . </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>What activity offers sixteen advantages to a child in twenty minutes? </li></ul><ul><li>What helps to level the academic playing field for all children regardless of what statistical group they fall under? </li></ul><ul><li>What approach has ten thousand research reports by the US Department of Education backing it? </li></ul>From How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell
  4. 4. THE ANSWER: Reading Aloud to a Child! How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease
  5. 5. CHERYL LEVY’S BAG OF TRICKS <ul><li>Love </li></ul><ul><li>KISS </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns & Rituals </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Rule of Thumb </li></ul><ul><li>Personalize </li></ul><ul><li>True Blue & </li></ul><ul><li>Old Faithful </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Record </li></ul><ul><li>Expect Surprises </li></ul>
  6. 6. LOVE the story KNOW the story The Rabbi and the Twenty-Nine Witches by Marilyn Hirsch Raisel’s Riddle by Erica Silverman; illustrated by Susan Gaber
  7. 7. KISS = K eep I t S hort & S imple! Clap & Count: Action Rhymes for the Jewish Year by Jacqueline Jules; illustrated by Sally Springer Braid the Challah: A Playful Action Rhyme by Beily Paluch
  8. 8. PATTERNS & RITUALS <ul><li>Patterns in the Plot </li></ul><ul><li>Reoccurring Phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Hand Motions </li></ul><ul><li>Sound Effects </li></ul>
  9. 9. CUMULATIVE RHYME STORIES Always a winner! The Matzah that Papa Brought Home by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Ned Bittinger The Sukkah That I Built by Rochel Groner Vorst; illustrated by Elizabeth Victor-Elsby
  10. 10. FLEXIBILITY: Adapt, Edit & Improvise Grandpa and Me on Tu B’Shevat by Marji Gold-Vukson; illustrated by Leslie Evans Bone Button Borscht by Aubrey Davis; illustrated by Dusan Petricic
  11. 11. RULE OF THUMB: <ul><li>The younger and larger the group, the simpler, bigger , and bolder the characters and props have to be. </li></ul><ul><li>Involve the entire audience as much as possible </li></ul>
  12. 12. Celebrate Chanukah with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
  13. 13. PERSONALIZE Ten Tzedakah Pennies by Joni Klein-Higger; illustrated by Tova Leff
  14. 14. MUSIC <ul><li>The song “There’s a Dinosaur” can be found on: </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve Got a Shabbat Feeling </li></ul><ul><li>by Andi Jospeh ( www.jewishmusic.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>From Shabbat to Havdalah: </li></ul><ul><li>A PreSchool Musical Adventure </li></ul><ul><li>by the Minneapolis Sabes JCC ( www.sabesjcc.org ) </li></ul>Dinosaur on Shabbat by Diane Rauchwerger; illustrated by Jason Wolff See also: Dinosaur on Hanukkah and Dinosaur on Passover
  15. 15. MUSIC <ul><li>“ Miriam’s Song” can be found on several Debbie Friedman albums: </li></ul><ul><li>The Journey Continues </li></ul><ul><li>At Carnegie Hall </li></ul><ul><li>And You Shall Be A Blessing </li></ul>Miriam’s Cup: A Passover Story by Fran Manushkin; illustrated by Bob Dacey
  16. 16. MUSIC Mendel’s Accordion by Heidi Smith Hyde; illustrated by Johanna Van Der Sterre
  17. 17. TRUE BLUE & OLD FAITHFUL Once Upon a Shabbos by Jacqueline Jules; illustrated by Katherine Kahn
  18. 18. RECORD <ul><li>Keep a record of what you did, how you did it, when you did it, and how you could do it better next time. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a note of props you need. </li></ul><ul><li>Keeps notes on any set-up required. </li></ul>
  19. 19. EXPECT SURPRISES <ul><li>Children are often more creative than we expect them to be. Go with their flow! </li></ul><ul><li>If something bombs, try to figure out if there was anything you could have done differently. </li></ul>
  20. 20. MORE HINTS FOR READING ALOUD from How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell <ul><li>Choose a book that lends itself to reading out loud </li></ul><ul><li>Have high expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Make read aloud time special </li></ul><ul><li>Be versatile in your approach </li></ul>
  21. 21. BE VERSATILE IN YOUR APPROACH Bible Story Series by Jean Marzollo: Daniel in the Lions Den David and Goliath Jonah and the Whale (and the Worm) Miriam and Her Brother Moses Ruth and Naomi
  22. 22. MORE HINTS FOR READING ALOUD from How to Get Your Child to Love Reading by Esme Raji Codell <ul><li>Introduce the author </li></ul><ul><li>Read with expression </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t over-evaluate </li></ul><ul><li>Read aloud every single day </li></ul><ul><li>Leave them asking for more </li></ul><ul><li>Applause, applause! </li></ul>
  23. 23. EXTEND THE BOOK WITH CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES The Jewish Home Detectives by Deborah Syme; illustrated by Marlene Ruthen
  24. 24. EXTEND THE BOOK WITH CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES Shlemazel and the Remarkable Spoon of Pohost by Ann Redisch Stampler; illustrated by Jacqueline M. Cohen
  25. 25. Make Your Own Remarkable, Amazing Spoon of Pohost!
  26. 26. Instructions for the game of “Spoons” are available at http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spoons
  27. 28. Engaging Jewish Learning through Literature CAJE Conference - August 2007 Continue with Part II . . .

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