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Arabic Studies

Second Grade

Age group: 6-7

Main Focus:  To increase the practice of good handwriting and to give students the practice necessary to become readers of the Arabic text of the Holy Qur'an in a basic way.

Learning Abilities: By this age they are able to read Arabic script, though comprehension will vary depending on their grounding and educational experience.

Formats to Avoid: Do not structure the class into a lecture format with a lot of note-taking or pencil work. Do not make memorization of words the main focus of the instruction.

Preferred Format: Weekly Qur'an reading practice, conversational drills, writing practice and an emphasis on how Arabic uses "Root Letters" through examples and constant practice.

Primary Textbook

Easy Steps in Arabic

(IBTS)

Enrichment

Chart of Arabic Letters

(IQRA)

Primary Textbook

The Holy Qur'an in Arabic/ English Large type print

(Anywhere)

Enrichment

Large-size foam Arabic letters

(Teacher created)

Secondary Textbook

Arabic Numerals Coloring Books

(IQRA)

Enrichment

My First Word Book

(Astrolabe)

Teacher Resource

Arabic English Dictionary

(IBTS)

Nasheed (Songs)

Haiya ilal Eemaan
Yuyuur Al Jenna I
Tuyuur al Jenna II

(Noorart)

Enrichment

Kitabi Qur'anic Arabic for Kids
(4 books + Audio)

(Astrolabe)

Arabic Knowledge Requirements

1.  Begin to introduce the present tense in more detail.  Begin by learning how to use the verb Qadar, which means to be able to do something.   Ana Aqdar: I can..., Anta Taqdar: You can... etc...

2.  How to make a verb action negative by adding "La" (No) in front of it.  (La tashrub: You don't drink.  etc...)

3. Know more basic vocabulary including working knowledge of ten new verbs and ten new nouns that are drawn from the Qur'an.

Verbs: Katab: to write.  Araad: to want.  Mashaa: to walk.  Zaar:   to visit.  Saafar: to travel.  Shakar: to thank.  Naam: to sleep.   Qaal: to say.  Sakan: to live somewhere.  Banaa: to build.  'Aawan: to help.

Nouns: 'Ayn: Eye.  Yad: Hand.  Ra's: Head.  Thum: Mouth.  Ams: Yesterday.  Bukrah: Tomorrow (And  Ghadin).  Jadd: Grandfather.  Jaddah: Grandmother.  Qamees: Shirt.  Madinah: City.

4.  The Prepositions: Elaa: to, 'Alaa: on.  Bi: by, with or for.  Le: belonging to.

5.  Begin more structured teaching of the rules of Tanween, both single and double.   For example, after the preposition fee, the noun ends in "e".  (Al Baytu vs Fil Bayti).  The rule can be easily given to the students to memorize by saying, "After fee, ee."

 

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