In addition to traditional writing practice (repeated writing of words), extra exercises are used (writing the colors words for objects) so that the repeated writing of words hopefully does not become tedious, insha Allah.
Some ideas for instruction:
1. Stay on one word list per week so that student gets lots of practice with the same words.
2. For Arabic, use a weekly word list to build vocabulary. Model it after English spelling classes. Give a pretest and end of the week test. Have student write in pyramid writing to get more exposure to the spelling of the words, e.g.
first letter, second letter
first letter, second letter, third letter
3. You might try writing practice with just one word the first day, adding on another word each day, making sure to give practice with previous words.
My goal is to post one weekly word list for each week. Thanks to my bud, Umm Abdul Basir, for inspiring me to make these up. We’re trying to provide our daughters with cursive practice and the idea to do the Arabic came out of our brainstorming as well.
Please let me know if you find these helpful and would like to see them weekly. That will help motivate me to keep on top of them, insha Allah, which I need to do anyway. 🙂