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Qur’anic Arabic translation activity

Bismillah,

One of the goals of Al Barakah Arabic department is to help students with the ability to translate the surahs found in Juzz `Amma by themselves. This is done through the teaching of keywords/vocabulary found in the surah and simple grammar points that can be found within a specific surah. The children also learn the Tafsir – themes and context of the Surah. I think it’s a great way for non-native Arabic speaking children to connect with the Qur’an and the curriculum is fantastic! (Not because I designed the advance Arabic textbooks but because the organisers are so passionate that only Qur’anic Arabic is taught – any other kind of Arabic can be learnt any where else).

So here is a translation worksheet  I’ve designed to informally test how much of the previously learnt keywords they have retained and to pass along the translation techniques I myself picked up at Oxford.

Translation attempt activity-page-001

I would love to hear you comments and suggestions! Please also like the “arabic adventures” facebook page!. JZK

HM

Attached pronouns

Bismillah,

The students have previously learnt the concept of attached pronouns in Arabic. I have to make sure that they have understood the concept and can add the attached pronouns to the noun correctly. Since this is Qur’anic Arabic, I have chosen two keywords from Surah al-`Alaq that a simple to use.

Here’s the attached pronoun practise worksheet:

attached pronoun practise-page-001

 

Let me know if this has helped with your teaching of Qur’anic Arabic. Please like the “arabic adventures” facebook page  for quick updates!

Jzk,

HM

 

 

 

 

Ice breaker activity

 Bismillah,

So I’ve been looking around for ways to start my first lesson of the academic year, and I thought it might be a good idea to start with something fun before we discuss classroom rules, and set my expectations for the year. That is the kind of atmosphere I want in my classes – between fun and serious. Inshallah kheir.

I created this ice breaker sheet for this purpose. It’s simple – each student takes a skittle out of the bag and  answers the question that corresponds to that skittle flavour. A starburst version is here:

 

Here are the documents:

starburstspdf

starbursts word doc