Tag Archives: arabic

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)

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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

Numbers 1-5 in the Qur’an

Bismillah,

A Qur’anic Arabic twist to learning Arabic numbers 1-5.

1-5 arabic-page-001

HM

Motivation

Bismillah,

After a break of three weeks, I’m ready to start posting on the site again. I’ve been busy designing the third part to the Qur’anic Arabic books for Al Barakah school. As we near the end of our second term, motivation is something that begins to wane as the students (and sometimes teachers) get into holiday mode.  I came across a lovely motivational reminder for students that someone had created for their maths class, so I thought why not create one along similar lines for my Arabic students.

what can i do motivation-page-001

 Once I hand it out, I will of course talk through each point and discuss with the girls. The point referring to “techniques” refers to for example our lesson spent on figuring out their preferred and more useful learning techniques to memorise Arabic vocabulary. Each student discovered whether they were visual, auditory or a  kinaesthetic learner. So this point will encourage them to keep using the techniques that they have discovered works best for them.

Please feel free to download and share for yourself, children and classes. Jzk.

 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.

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 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

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