Hebrew Grammar (MWF) I (Fall 2016) & II (Spring 2017) HBU

This year I’m teaching Elementary Hebrew here at Houston Baptist University on MWF (3-3:50pm).  Here are some links to the materials that we’re using for the course.

Syllabus: Get it on the Blackboard course management system homepage for this course.

Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross: Here

Ross Homework Keys: Here

Ross Audio Files: Here

Course Handouts: Here

Restricted Access (only for those enrolled in class)

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ASSIGNMENT PREP DUE DATES: [note: assignments will be ordered so that the most recent one appears on top]

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, May 1, 3, & 5:

MON: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 38 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 38 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) and bring to class on Mon. [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 37 + Review Vocab from Lessons 26-30.

WED: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 39 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 39 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) and bring to class on Wed. 

FRI: [1] Be sure you have completed all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 39 so we can finish covering it in class.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 24, 26, & 28:

MON: [1] Watch/listen to  Lecture on Lesson 36 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 36 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 35 + Review Vocab from Lessons 16-20.

WED: [1] Watch/listen to  Lecture on Lesson 37 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 37 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). 

FRI: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 38 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Catch up on HW from 36-37. [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 36 + Review Vocab from Lessons 20-25.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 17, 19, & 21:

MON: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 34 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 34 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) and bring to class on Wed. [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 33 + Review Vocab from Lessons 6-10.

WED: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 35 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 35 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) and bring to class on Mon. [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 34 + Review Vocab from Lessons 11-15.

FRI: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 36 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 36 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) and bring to class on Wed. [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 35 + Review Vocab from Lessons 16-20.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 10, 12, & 14:

MON: [1] Be sure to have Lesson 33 HW complete to go over.

WED: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 34 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 34 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross) and bring to class on Wed. [3] Vocab Quiz on Lesson 32 + Review Vocab from Lessons 1-5.

FRI: NO CLASS; GOOD FRIDAY & EASTER BREAK.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Apr 3, 5, & 7:

MON: [1] Read Ross Lesson 32; watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 32 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 32 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).

WED: [1] Watch/listen to Lecture on Lesson 33 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 33 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [3] MIDTERM PART 2 DUE: complete at home “Midterm Part 2,” which involves reproducing the Principal Parts from memory in one sitting. Here’s the sheet you need to reproduced: Principal Parts of Qal Plus Derived Stems of Hebrew Verbs FULL HANDOUT. Here’s what you can use to practice:Principal Parts of Qal Plus Derived Stems of Hebrew Verbs PRACTICE SHEET.

FRI: Midterm Part 3: In-class translation and parsing test.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 27, 29, & 31:

MON: [1] Quiz on Lessons 29. [2] Read Lessons 30-31.

WED: [1] Watch/listen to Lectures on Lesson 30 & Lesson 31 from animatedhebrew.com. [2] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lessons 30-31 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). We will go over all HW on Wed.

FRI: Quiz on Lessons 30-31 (both chapters together on one quiz). [We will take the first 10-15 min of class to review any homework questions or chapter questions you have.]

NOTE: As we wrap up the Hophal stem, you need to be reviewing, writing, drilling the Principal Parts of all stems covered (Qal, Niphal, Piel, Pual, Hiphil, and Hophal). Over this weekend, you will complete “Midterm Part 2,” which involves reproducing those Principal Parts from memory in one sitting. That will be due on Wednesday, April 5.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 20, 22 & 24:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lessons 27-28. [2] Read Lesson 29.

WED: Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 29 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). 

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lessons 29. [2] Read Lesson 30.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 13, 15 & 17: NO CLASS, Spring Break.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Mar 6, 8 & 10:

MON: Quiz on Ross Lesson 26.

WED: Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 27 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). 

FRI: [1] Complete all memory work and homework assignments for Ross Lesson 28 (click on Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Quiz on Lessons 27-28 on Monday, Mar 20 after Spring Break.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 27, Mar 1 & 3:

MON: [1] Bring Lesson 25 HW to class to go over. [2] Read Lesson 26.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 25. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 26 (both the drill sheet we began on Wed., and the Ross chapter HW–see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 26. [2]  Read Ross Lesson 27.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 20, 22, & 24:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 24 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 24. [2] Read Ross Lesson 25.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 25 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 13, 15, & 17:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 23 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 23. [2] Read Ross Lesson 24.

FRI: [1] Complete the Drill Sheet on Lesson 24: click here Lesson 24 Drills Perfect Verb. [2] Begin working on other requirements for Ross Lesson 24 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). 

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Feb 6, 8, & 10:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 22 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

WED: [1] Continue going over HW for Lesson 22. [2] Quiz on Lesson 22 postponed until Friday.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 22. [2] Read Lesson 22. 

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 30, Feb 1, & 3:

MON: [1] Quiz on Lesson 20. [2] Read Lesson 21.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 21 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. 

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 21. [2] Read Lesson 22.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Jan 23, 25 & 27:

MON: [1] Read Ross Lesson 20 in preparation for lecture. [2] We will discuss translation HW on Lesson 19 at beginning of class; make sure it’ s complete.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 19. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 20 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 20. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 21 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Wed & Fri, Jan 18 & 20:

WED: [1] Read Lesson 19. 

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 19 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

======Fall 2016 assignments below========

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 28, 30 & Dec 2:

MON: [1] Quiz Lesson 16. [2] Read Ross Lesson 17.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 17 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. Don’t forget the Ch. 17 “Drill Sheet”! [2] Read Ross Lesson 18.

FRI: [1] Quiz Lesson 17. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 18 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 21, 23 & 25:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 16 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Quiz on Ross Lesson 15.

WED: No Class.

FRI: No Class.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Nov 14, 16 & 18:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 14 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [This includes extra DRILL SHEET!] [2] Read Ross Lesson 15.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 14. [2] Listen on www.animatedhebrew.com  to the Lecture on Lesson 15. [3] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 15 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Read Ross Lesson 16.

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Nov 7, 9 & 11:

MON: Read Ross Lessons 13-14.

WED: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 13 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 14 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Quiz on Lesson 13.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 31, Nov 2 & 4:

MON: [1] Read Ross Lesson 12. [2] Complete DRILL SHEET on the construct and absolute forms of ‘sus’ (‘horse’).

WED: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 12 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. Don’t forget the Lesson 12 Drills (different from the Drill Sheet you completed for Monday).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 12. [2] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 13 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 24, 26 & Oct 28:

MON: [1] Quiz on Lesson 10. [2] Read through Lesson 11.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 11 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 12 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Quiz on Lesson 11.

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 10, 12 & 14:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] If you need to, listen to the last part of the Lecture on Lesson 9 from www.animatedhebrew.com.

WED: [1] Quiz on Lesson 9. [2] HW is to practice writing the [a] personal endings of the Perfect, and [b] the Qal Perfect paradigm of PAQAD (in Hebrew!), UNTIL YOU HAVE IT MEMORIZED. To do this, use these two practice sheets: Perfect Verb Personal Endings PRACTICE SHEET and Qal Perfect Paradigm Drill Sheet.

FRI: [1] Complete the following Drill Sheet, Lesson 7-8 Drills. (We were supposed to complete this with Lesson 8, but no one did, and I forgot to go over this with you. Please check yourself using the key, Lesson 7-8 Drills Answer Key, and we’ll go over any questions you have on Fri.) [2] Practice writing the [a] personal endings of the Perfect, and [b] the Qal Perfect paradigm of PAQAD (in Hebrew!), UNTIL YOU HAVE IT MEMORIZED. To do this, use these two practice sheets: Perfect Verb Personal Endings PRACTICE SHEET and Qal Perfect Paradigm Drill Sheet.

COMING UP:

NEXT MON: Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 10 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

NEXT WED: Midterm Exam (covers Lessons 1-7)

NEXT FRI: NO CLASS (Fall Break!)

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Oct 3, 5 & 7:

MON: [1] Quiz on Lesson 7; [2] Read over Lesson 8.

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 8 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 9 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross).  [2] Quiz on Lesson 8

Due Mon, Wed, & Fri, Sept 26, 28 & 30:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 6 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Read over Lesson 7 on your own.

WED: Quizzes on Ross Lessons 5 & 6.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 7 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). [2] Read Ross Lesson 8.

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Sept 19, 21, & 23:

MON: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 4 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Read Ross Lesson 5 (we will cover today).

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 5 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Quiz on Lesson 4.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 5 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] NO Quiz on Lesson 5 (this will be Monday). [3] Read Ross Lesson 6. 

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Sept 12, 14, & 16:

MON: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 2. [2] Continue to practice writing and memorizing the Hebrew Alphabet and Hebrew Vowels. [3] Read Ross Lesson 3 (we will cover today).

WED: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 3 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Complete for written HW the practice sheet called Practice with Shewa. [4] Review and memorize your 2 syllable rules (OPSRL and CUSS) and be prepared to write them down from memory (see Rules for Hebrew Syllables).

FRI: [1] Quiz on Lesson 3. [2] REVISED: Do this next assignment for Monday next week, not Friday this week:  Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 4 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions.

Due Mon, Wed, Fri, Sept 5, 7 & 9:

MON: [1] NO CLASS–Labor Day! [2] Listen on http://www.animatedhebrew.com:  Lecture on Lesson 2.

WED: [1] Quiz on Ross Lesson 1. [2] Read over Lesson 2 on your own. [3] Continue to practice writing and memorizing the Hebrew Alphabet with English transliteration. [4] Practice writing and memorizing the Hebrew vowels of the Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart using Simplified Hebrew Vowel Chart Practice Sheet.

FRI: [1] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 2 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [2] Read Ross Lesson 3.

Due Fri, Sept 2:

[1] Alphabet Quiz on Lesson 1 (Hebrew letter, English transliteration next to it, in order). [2] Make sure you have completed all requirements for Ross Lesson 1 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross); bring homework to class so we can discuss questions. [3] Read over Ross Lesson 2 before class. I will present this material in class.

Due Wed, Aug 31:

[1] Listen to the animatedhebrew lecture on Ross Lesson 1. Click here for the youtube video. [2] Practice writing the Hebrew alphabet in order, along with English transliteration, and saying the name of the letters as you review. In order to practice, please use these two handouts: Alphabet and Transliteration and Alphabet and Transliteration Practice Sheet. [3] Complete all requirements for Ross Lesson 1 (see link above for Assignments for Each Lesson of Ross). Click on the link to see what specifically in Lesson 1 you are to do (what to memorize, which exercise numbers to complete, etc.). [4] Prepare for the Hebrew Alphabet quiz for Friday: You’ll need to reproduce each Hebrew letter with corresponding English transliteration next to it, in correct order) You will also need to provide the “final form” of the 6 consonants that have those.

NOTE: Here is a link to the Hebrew Alphabet Song that we sang on Monday (to the tune of Do-Re-Mi). Please listen to this and sing along with it as you study the Hebrew letters in order. Click here.