Yeladim Junior Jewish Academy is proud to use the Aleph Champ Reading Program. Based on Karate's system of colour-coded levels and testing ("white belt" to "black belt"), the Aleph Champ program provides motivation and inspiration for students to succeed at their own pace. Children begin with the white level, practicing the first half of the aleph-bet and move through the ten levels, ending with reading fluently. 

Below, please find the break-down of the levels so you can see your child’s progress. Children will receive an Aleph Champ home kit so they can practice their level at home, and move ahead. Home kit items are to be returned to the school as the child moves ahead and are replaced with the next level items. Children will be tested three times a year and can move up a level at that time. They receive three stripes each level, to keep them motivated between testing times. Awards ceremonies take place three times during the year, as is posted in the Academy's calendar.


 Aleph Champion Levels 

White: Master the first 19 letters of Aleph Bet

Red: Master all 32 letters of Aleph Bet

Orange: Master first 3 vowels with their letter combinations

Yellow: Master first 6 vowels with their letter combinations

Green: Master first 9 vowels with their letter combinations

Blue: Master all vowels and exceptions

Purple: Master reading at 30-50 words per minute correctly

Brown: Master reading at 40-60 words per minute correctly

Grey: Master reading from the siddur in timed fashion

Black: Master reading 100 words per minute correctly