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.
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.
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.
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: