Arabic lesson outline

24 Nov

Alhamdulillah as I have mentioned before, our Arabic, at least for the younger ones is sailing, masha Allah. But even still, I felt that our sessions could be more productive so I made up a little outline for us to follow:



                                                Numbers 1-20 review  (15 minutes)

o        Recite and look 10x(write on board or look at chart)

o        Read random numbers

o        Write dictated numbers

o        Sequencing, what comes next, before, inbetween, series

Alphabet  (15minutes)

·         Recite and look 5x (standalone)

·         Read random letters (standalone/connected) – flashcards/game

·         Write dictated letters and two letters connected

·         Sequencing

Reading: (15 minutes)

·         Review questions: How many letters are there in the alphabet? How many short vowels are there?  Name them. Visually ID them on board or in a quick game.; write them as dictated. What does a sukoon mean? Write a sukoon.

·         Read from reader (or just use example words of the concept we are learning)

o        Do letter name, vowelling drill on some words in book

o        Read some blocks or lines

o        Have student choose from 4 blocks (or from words in a sentence), which one says what is dictated, point to it Who can find it the fastest?

·         Writing (15 minutes)

Practice connecting two letters


We more or less stick to the routine that I have laid out above. Some days we don’t accomplish everything, but it has helped me to not feel so frazzled when I sit down to teach.

Also, I have found that little games have emerged on their own without my planning. I had started to write (one at a time) a connected form of a letter on the board and the kids had to tell me the name of the l letter and its position (first, middle or end). Well, everyone was blurting out answers and the next thing I know we had a boys’ team and a girls’ team competing.  They had so much fun, masha Allah that they asked to keep going and when I told them we had to move on, they asked if we could play again tomorrow  So if you find that your lessons are dull, use board games (whiteboard or printable) to liven things up. And as I said, many times, games will just evolve on their own. 

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