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 are a few Arabic language teaching resources I have come across that you may also find helpful in some way. I’ve been watching, downloading and reading everything Arabic teaching related these past few weeks and I’ve really enjoyed myself so here is a small selection of what I have come across:
Pictorial wiki – A site to help you learn Arabic vocabulary. The nice thing about this site is that the words are organised into categories. Each category has a picture and once you hover over the picture it will show you the word in Arabic and whether it is masculine/feminine.
Al-Masdar (Qatar Foundation International) – This is the section of the QFI site that has Language teaching resources as well as Arab Cultural resources. Full of resources for teachers. Take your pick.
Arabic Teacher Training and Cultural Programme – I’ve only watched the first two videos. They are aimed at teachers teaching Arabic speaking, reading and writing full-time. I’ve picked up points here and there and would like to do a separate blog post on them with a summary of each video.
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.
Here is a jigsaw type activity that I have put together to help the girls review Arabic present tense conjugation parts. To help them see the different parts that make up present tense for each subject pronoun.
Laminate the sheets and store in a sealed bag and re-use as needed. I’m going to make this a pair activity so I will only need half the number I would’ve needed.
I’ve created these flashcards of verbs in the Qur’an for use with my classes. I will cut out the meaning and stick to the back of the verbs and then laminate the verb sheets. That way the students will be able to play a game with their partner to help them memorize them.
I have chosen interesting looking pictures so that it will be easier for the visual learners to remember iA.
Here is a neat activity to use as a starter or to finish off the lesson. It’s a game to be played in pairs. I am going to laminate it so the ones they have completed can be crosses off using a dry erase board marker and the sheet will still be usable with other classes.
Here is a quick activity intended as a starter activity to help my students learn to translate the verbs they have been learning in these past few lessons. The game uses ayaat from the Qur’an which fits in well with their syllabus.
The game is easy – Tic Tac Toe but with a Qur’anic Arabic twist.
Inshallah I’m going to laminate the sheet so that the students can put crosses on the sheet using dry erase board markers. That way this resource can be re-used for many years to come iA.
Here is the pdf worksheet for the Arabic present tense (Fi’il Mudari’). I’ll be using this sheet in this Saturday’s lesson with all three of my classes insha Allah.
It’s a simple cut out activity where students need to place the correct cut out in the present tense table. This worksheet will be given after we have read through the explanation.
The act of cutting out will help those students who are kinesthetic learners. The colours will help the visual learners and for auditory learners it will be useful to ask them to read the cut outs out loud as they stick them on the table.
Bismillah, I’ve created this resource for my class to help them practice conjugating verbs in the past tense. Each student will be given one what I am going to call an “I spy stick” which has one verb on it that appears in the Qur’an. They’ll have time to conjugate the verb they have been given in the past tense and then I’ll call out: “I spy an Arabic verb beginning with the letter …” and whoever has the verb beginning with that letter will read out their answer. It’s just a fun way to get the lesson started and to incorporate an interactive activity into the lesson.