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Juzz `Amma Folding Craft Activity

Bismillah,

One fun way of teaching the Surah order of Juzz `Amma is to create this Accordion folding stick craft activity – what a mouthful! ūüôā I came across this activity as a Butterfly activity and it has many versions such as the Father’s Day one. Here is the link to the¬† Bible craft version on Danielle’s Place of Crafts and Activities as it has excellent pictures that explain how to make it.

There are two ways of making this activity: If you want to hang it, you can attach a ribbon to the top into a loophole or leave the ribbon and use it to tie it together. Also, the Surah order can be either from Surah Naba to Surah al-Nas or the other way around.

Version 1:

folding2folding1

Version 2:

final version

What you will need:

  1. Jumbo Craft sticks:  For my class I needed 10 for each student so I had to buy them in bulk from Amazon.
  2. The Juzz `Amma surah list pdf
  3. Coloured card strips
  4. Ribbon

For copyright reasons, I don’t think I can include even the instructions – so If you want to make this Accordion folding please head over to the Danielle’s place of Craft and Activities site.

For my class: I have cut the card into strips that fit into the jumbo size I need. If you want to avoid cutting strips because it is a time consuming thing, you can buy colored jumbo lollipop sticks. I have added stickers to jazz it up as well!

Hope you enjoy creating this activity with your class!

HM

Surah Al-Bayyinah crossword quiz

Bismillah,

The test set for this week for the students learning Surah al-Bayyinah this term was to memorize the keywords from the surah. So I thought, rather than making a straightforward vocabulary test where they input the correct Arabic/English keyword, why not give them an Arabic-English crossword to solve. I can always test their knowledge of keywords in other ways, such as by using flashcards.

assessment 2 crossword bayyinah-page-001 (1)

Here is the pdf for the Surah al-Bayyinah crossword quiz. I hope you enjoy using it in your classroom.

Please Like the facebook page of “arabic adventures” for more resources!

HM

Fridge copy grammar review sheet

Bismillah,

Every week the parents receive a weekly update on what was taught and ways in which the parents can help their children. This week I’m attaching this grammar sheet for them to print and stick on their fridge door. It’s a way to ensure that by the time they come for their next Arabic lesson on Saturday that they are ahead of the game insha Allah.

Each grammar review series will only cover a few grammar points at a time. This is the first one:

Free pdf for fridge copy grammar review sheet 1

Fridge copy grammar sheet 1-page-001

Let me know your thoughts and any suggestions!

HM

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