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Arabic past tense worksheet

Bismillah,

A cut out and paste activity I will be using as an activity for my next lesson. It’s very easy to do and insha Allah will help to review the Arabic past tense. Some girls are kinathestic learners so it will be especially good for them. The red and black is good for visual learners and I will get the girls who are auditory learners to say the verbs out as they cut and paste them.

PDF Arabic past tense verbs cut and paste

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I hope you find this activity useful iA.

HM

Roll and Translate activity Arabic past tense verbs

Bismillah,

Here is an activity that I will be using this Saturday insha Allah. The girls have learnt  the past tense, how to create it in Arabic and translate it from Arabic into English too. Mashallah. So here is a fun activity to be played in pairs to review the 4/5 verbs which occur most in the Qur’an:

PDF for Roll and Translate Arabic past tense verbs

نظر (to see, to look at)

سمع ( to hear)

عبد (to worship)

    غفر(to forgive)

خلق (to create)

arabic roll and translate-page-001

Since I don’t have enough die prepared for this week – The girls can simply read through numbers 1-6 in their heads for the partner.

Activity:

  1. Partner A reads umbers 1-6 in their heads
  2. Partner B says stop
  3. Whichever number comes up is the column Partner B has to translate from
  4. Partner B crosses off using their coloured marker
  5. Repeat until everything is crossed off.

I hope you find this activity useful iA.

HM

#ourthreewinners in light of Surah al-Burooj

Bismillah,

Only last week was I introducing the girls to the Tafsir of Surah al-Burooj and we ended up having a deeply touching conversation on Islamophobia, on the story of the People of the Ditch and the lessons we can take from it and Muslims today in the West. Here is the Surah al-burooj handout for the teens.

Sadly, the incident in North Carolina Chapel Hill shooting where 3 young Muslim adults Deah Barakat, Yosur and Razan Abu-Salha were shot execution style in their apartment by a white atheist took place between our discussion of Charlie Hebdo and this week’s lesson. It is natural to feel sad, worried and fearful in the face of media bias but yet our community leaders have been fantastic in gently guiding us towards optimism, hope and patience. The Barakat and Abu-Salha families have taken the lead and beaten us all in that regard masha Allah. Allah yesberon ya rabb!

I personally believe that we as teachers must also provide pastoral care to our students following in the footsteps of the great scholars in Islamic History. Imam Bukhari was known to spend at least 500 dirham each month on his students looking out for their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. I am no Imam Bukhari but I am inspired by him and decided to boost the girls confidence, show them that they have a safe space to articulate their thoughts and feelings on the recent events. And to work together to find solutions using the Qur’an.

[On a side note – I formally introduced the girls to the project I’m starting to help them learn about community activism called Barakah Bags to feed the homeless. The 3 winners service to community has truly motivated me to keep going.]

I made these balloons and distributed them out to my Year 10s and 9s and added a little message with an ayah from Surah Ale Imran.

“So do not become weak, nor be sad and you will be superior if you are indeed true believers.” (3:139)

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If you want to make your own tags and hand out balloons, here is the word doc(in case you want to change the wording) and pdf doc. Give with a pure niyyah confident that by continuing to practise Islam as it deserves to be practised, we will normalise our deen.

tags balloons you matter-page-001I cut these out and stuck them on colourful patterned paper, punched a hole on one side and attached them to the balloon using string. Voila! it’s that easy 🙂

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I hope this blog post has inspired you to make some for your class, events or study circle kids. Please Like the facebook page for this blog to stay updated. JZK.

HM

Arabic verbs explanation worksheet

Bismillah,

Here is a worksheet that I’ve created to review the concept of the Arabic verb system which I explained in the previous lesson. I will also introduce the past tense to my year 8 class and the explanation is in their workbooks.  The task for them is to extract bullet points about the past tense and create a revision resource for themselves.

Arabic Verbs 101-page-001

I hope you find it useful worksheet to use in your class.

HM

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

World Arabic Language Day 2014

Bismillah,

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Happy World Arabic Language Day dear Arabic Adventures blog fans!

#اليوم_العالمي_للغة_العربية

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It has been observed annually on December 18th since 2010 and was established by UNESCO to promote equal use of all 6 of its official working languages and to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity.

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Suggested reading:

A good piece summarising the need for such a day, the need to demarginalise Arabic and the place of Arabic in the past and the present. Arabic is worth celebrating, even as it is threatened by ‘Arabish’

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Arabic comprehension exercise: Text on World Arabic Language Day and q/a to test understanding. Recommended for Intermediate students of Arabic.

Thoughtful reflections on this day. Must read! World Arabic Language Day: Challenges and opportunities

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Qur’anic Arabic resource site. Access to Qur’anic Arabic page.

Happy reading!

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