It’s that time of year again where I’ve started planning for the coming term over again. The Arabic workbooks I’ve designed have been edited and there is a curriculum that is coming together now alhamdolillah.
In prep for the 1st lesson back, I’ve created this Back to Madrasah Arabic Grammar revision sheet to help them review what was taught last year.
Last week’s lesson for the older girls focused on reading on Ramadan in Arabic and reviewing Arabic grammar concepts using the text. It was a lovely exercise to go through because the girls recognized a lot of the words. An example of how you can use the text is below:
Highlight the words you recognize from previous knowledge. (Help students at this stage by reminding them of similar words they may know).
Ask students to circle any detached/attached pronouns. The ones which are not on the text, write them down at the back of the page.
The same task as above but with demonstratives, prepositions, sound plurals and verbs.
Give students the new vocab that are in the text and they don’t know from before.
Please note this text was taken from the Mawdoo3 website. It’s an Arabic wikipedia of sorts. The original article can be found HERE.
Here is a board game I’ll be using in my class as a quick and fun way to review what has been taught previously. We are on half-term holidays for a week so the girls will need some help reviewing the previous grammar concepts.
Download the pdf for the Arabic grammar board game HERE
I will laminate this sheet and it will be a pair activity. You will also need dice and counters for this game.
We are currently on our spring break for two weeks. I’m using the extra time available to plan and create more resources for the coming term. We had a very fruitful Arabic staff meeting and Alhamdolillah as a result we feel like we know where we are heading as a team and a department.
The first lesson back after a long break is usually where we spend time reviewing the grammar concepts we have covered so far. The 3rd term is insha Allah where I am going to prepare the girls for their end of year exam. So reviewing is going to be a major theme for us this coming term iA.
So, this is what the girls from my 3 classes will be making for themselves. If hey ever leave Al Barakah school they have a hands on resource with all Arabic grammar in one place. I’ve left things blank for them to fill out in their own words and style.
You will need a document folder cut open or you can use any folder you have available. I am going to go for the cheapest option as I will be getting all 3 classes to be making one each.
Here is what the pages look like and some pics I took of what I made as a sample:
Arabic Lapbook Collage
Front cover of Lapbook
Inside of the Arabic Grammar lapbook
Back of the Lapbook
You are welcome to print out the PDF Arabic grammar Lapbook pack for you, your children and classes. Please share this page and resource if you ave found it useful iA.
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.
This Saturday, the year 10 class will be learning their attached pronouns and demonstrative pronouns. We will also be reviewing the detached pronouns. This is an activity sheet for them to complete.
It helps for them to see that they are using their knowledge of Arabic keywords to slowly translate English sentences.If they understand that they are capable of doing that – insha Allah unconsciously, they will look at new surahs and feel confident enough to translate from the Arabic text itself – by themselves.
So far the grammar I have taught or reviewed depending on the class and what they have been taught before is as follow:
The definite article
I created the following Arabic grammar worksheet as an exercise to help review all these concepts. The lyrics are from an Islamic Arabic nasheed for children and they repeat over and over again. I want them to see that Qur’anic Arabic and the grammar I am teaching can be used to read short Arabic stories or understand songs which is more relevant at their age/stage.
So here is the nasheed:
And here is the activity that accompanies it:
Once the students have completed the exercise, it will be a fun activity to see if they can translate the sentences using previous knowledge and some help from me. Exposing them to Arabic texts at such an early stage is beneficial for them in my opinion.
At the end of this exercise, I’ll get the class to listen to the nasheed and repeat the words.
Here is a video to help you with the instrctions. You only need one sheet of paper and scissors and it’s that easy! Alhamdolilah. I’m not going to give my students this pdf just yet, instead I’ll let them design their own and use my one as one to get the content from.
Hope you enjoy making this with your class or children!