Saturday, April 26, 2014

What’s in Store

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Arabic Alphabet Bingo Game

Assalamu Alaikum

Today I am going to introduce this Bingo game that I made last year for my students. This is one of my favorite student games. This is a learning fun activity game that I used it many times in my class and at home with my own kids. It is a great activity to memorize the Arabic alphabet. To play children must listen for the animated character to say a letter and then using a marker, circle the corresponding letter in the grid.

Just print, laminate and cut out the calling cards on dotted lines. My student like the fact that they can choose any letter once they have 2 letters (diagonally, vertically or/and horizontally) in the middle.

This file contain 20 playing cards and 1 calling card with the whole 28 Arabic alphabet to call out the letters.
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

I'rab الإعراب

Today I was helping my older son Kal doing his Arabic homework. Each day he gets a lot Arabic homework from school. Today he got stuck with I'rab, so I tried to helping a little bit without giving him the answer. Arabic or classical Arabic is a very hard language. It starts from right to left and their is no lower case or capital letters. There too many Arabic rules and they are all complicated and hard to remember.

So today I decided to talk about I'rab and share some cool videos with you. I'rab or Grammatical Inflection is when you take any sentence in Arabic and you analyze each word grammatically. In other words, I'rab is changing of the last vowel of a word on its influencers. 
 So how does I'rab work? 
دَخَلَ الولدُ إلى الصفِّ - The boy enters a class
دخلَ : فعل ماض مبني على الفتح الظاهر على آخره
الولدُ : فاعل مرفوع وعلامة رفعة الضمة الظاهرة على آخر
إلى : حرف جر مبني على السكون المقدر على آخر
الصفِّ : اسم مجرور وعلامة جره الكسرة الظاهرة على آخره

So basically I'rab is diagramming a sentence. For more information about I'rab see this video.