Each student textbook has an accompanying full-color workbook. The workbooks are packed with games, activities, review questions and more.
The workbook activities are designed to engage different kinds of learners, and to help the children assess whether they have mastered the concepts in each unit. They follow a system so that children will become familiar with the style of activities, and how they relate to the information in the textbook.
There are four general parts to the workbook:
- Checkpoints: These correspond to each color-coded section of the unit. Checkpoints are a place to stop and “check for understanding” before moving further in the lesson. Where applicable, they are designed to check whether the student has “got the point” of the information, rather than just memorized facts.
- Practice the Mitzvah: This activity is creatively designed to have the student do the mitzvah, or its message, “on paper.”
- Review and test preparation: These are review questions for the student to complete. Aimed to stimulate a range of “thinking skills,” they cover the fundamental elements of each unit, and help the student assess what they have learned.
- My Mitzvah: A place for each student to derive their own personal lesson from the information in the unit. Students can write how the information they have learned can impact their life. This is crucial in making the Torah that they learn into a “living lesson.”
The act of writing, combined with the creative style of the activities, aid in the integration and retention of the information.
Learning has never been so much fun!