Category Archives: Juz Amma

Arabic grammar lesson starter

Bismillah,

Here is the lesson starter that I will be using for this upcoming lesson for all three of the classes. I’m going to cut the strips and put them in a bag. Not all the girls will get a strip so 6 of them will be chosen to come up and explain a grammar point each to the class. That way everyone has been given a task and has participated. The girls who come up to explain their given grammar point will be allowed to do a role play, ask questions to the class, sing the pronoun song and obviously use the board to write on.

Here is the pdf for the Arabic grammar starter question strips.

starter question strips-page-001

 Edit: Someone requested the answers to the above questions so I’ve created a sheet that includes the answers. I hope they prove useful iA.

starter question strips-page-001 (1)

I hope you find this a useful activity insha Allah.

HM

Surah al-Burooj kids handout

Bismillah,

Here is the pdf handout I have made on Surah al-Burooj. Insha Allah, this week’s lesson for my year 9 girls will be on the tafsir of this beautiful Surah. I am looking forward to having a discussion with the girls on Islamophobia and the small ways that people can be harassed for their religious beliefs.

It is important to teach the concept that Muslims should be eloquently and courageously stand up for their beliefs but also stand up for other faith members who may be facing such a situation.

We do not want to sit around the fire like the People of the Ditch and be witness to the persecution of a group of people, whether it is due to their skin colour or religious beliefs.

So here is the handout:

Surah burooj handout-page-001

Surah burooj handout-page-002

Additionally, I plan on expanding on “sabr” or patience that we need to develop as Muslims. In a recent Arabic class with Sheikh Akram Nadwi, we discussed how the 5th form of Arabic verbs carries the meaning to “make oneself do something” so in this category of verbs you will find verbs such as “to make one self have sabr”.

So a visual reminder to help them remember that one must be patient in difficult situations or when one becomes angry – I will take out a can of coke and shake it. Then ask them what will happen if I opened it right away? Of course, it will go everywhere. But what will happen if I simply let it sit for a minute or two and then opened it?

Similarly, when we are going through a test or are angry, it is good to walk away or try all the techniques to calm yourself down and seek Allah’s help through dua3.

It is important after such activities to ask the girls what they have learnt from this and to explain it in their own words. This would be an example of informal testing. Don't Explode with Anger Object Lesson I hop you have found this blog post useful insha Allah! Please share this site and the facebook page with all those whom you think would find it beneficial. HM

Surah al-Inshirah tafsir handout

Bismillah,

The next lesson for year 8 girls will feature learning about the tafsir of Surah al-Inshirah.

Here is a handout I created for the girls using inspiration from christian sunday school worksheets that focus on the theme of relying on God.

Here is the Surah  al-Inshirah tafsir handout pdf  for you to use in your classrooms.

SURAH AL-page-001Page 2:

SURAH AL-page-002

I hope you find this worksheet useful insha Allah. I will of course expand on the themes featured in the Surah and worksheet.

Any comments and suggestions are welcome. Don’t forget to like the facebook page!

HM

Arabic grammar review worksheet

Bismillah,

Here is the pdf for the Arabic grammar review worksheet that I used to begin my first lesson back in Term 2. I like to review previous knowledge with the girls before teaching anything new. Of course, review and revision should factor heavily in Arabic teaching practice.

I hope you find the following sheets useful insha Allah!

Arabic grammar review worksheet-page-001

Arabic grammar review worksheet-page-002

HM

Early years: recap worksheet

Bismillah,

This is the worksheet I used for my year 4 class several years ago. It covers the rules they were learning at the time:

  • Arabic alphabet handwriting
  • Long vowels, short vowels
  • Madd
  • Sukoon

Here’s the pdf for the above: Recap worksheet pdf

recap sheet arabic-page-001

HM

Early years: Surah al-Nas and Surah al-Falaq activity

Bismillah,

A few years back I used to teach Year 3 who were learning Surah al-Nas and Surah al-Falaq masha Allah.

Here is one of the worksheet I handed out to the class. I hope you find it useful insha Allah.

Why should I read Surah Nas and Surah Al Falaq? pdf

Why should I read Surah Nas and Surah Al Falaq-page-001

HM

Arabic verb roots activity

Bismillah,

The latest grammar rule I introduced to the Year 8s was the Arabic verb root system. Telling them that if they learnt this correctly, they would know 50% of Arabic seemed to do the trick. For me to have even gotten their attention after teaching them 6 grammar rules already was a massive deal. But Allah made things easy for me alhamdolillah!

I introduced the 3 Arabic verb roots as 3 roots of a tree. The fruit the tree has are the words that can be made out of the three roots. Obviously, it will take many more lessons to even get 50% of the class to grasp this weird and wonderful language concept.

Here is an activity I created to help the girls grasp an idea that we talked about related to the Arabic verb system: words are created using the three root letters and additional letters.

Facebook Arabic verb root system activity pdf

facebook arabic verb roots-page-001

facebook arabic verb roots-page-002

I hope you enjoy using this activity with your class insha Allah!

HM