Arabic Language Objectives

First Grade

Students will be able to:
·         Recognize letter shapes by characteristics of formation.
·         Recognize consonant clusters.
·         Write using the correct shapes of letters.
·         Write smoothly in all letter formations.
·         Connect letters to make words and separate words to identify letters.
·         Use proper rules for reading and writing Arabic, right to left.
·         Distinguish between harakat and huroof in reading.
·         Identify Arabic words by matching appropriate pictures.
·         Group words with same beginning sounds.
·         Distinguish between hatha and hathihe (masculine and feminine)
·         Identify common animals in the environment in Arabic.
·         Use the appropriate Arabic vocabulary surrounding the school environment.
·         Ask questions in Arabic about school, Islam, and the Muslim community.
·         Read, write, and count using Arabic letters and numbers.
·         Use formal Arabic language in greeting each other.
·         Comprehend short paragraphs in Arabic.
·         Read selected short Qur’anic surahs and hadith in Arabic.
·         Ask and answer questions, orally and written, using appropriate prepositions.
·         Recognize letter shapes by characteristics of formation and placement.

Second Grade

Students will be able to:
·         Recognize simple sentences.
·         Form sentences using Arabic words learned in previous grade levels.
·         Use question mark after an interrogative sentence.
·         Emphasize writing and spelling of new vocabulary words in sentences.
·         Write legibly.
·         Spell words correctly at grade level or above grade level
·         Complete sentences by finding the appropriate missing words.
·         Enhance their use of proper rules for reading and writing Arabic, right to left.
·         Group words with same beginning sounds.
·         Distinguish between nouns and verbs in Arabic.
·         Use the appropriate Arabic vocabulary surrounding the school and family environment.
·         Enhance their ability to ask and answer questions in Arabic about school, Islam, and the Muslim community.
·         Create questions containing “why, where, when, and what” and respond to questions.
·         Extend their proficiency in reading, writing, and in counting Arabic numbers.
·         Become familiar with feminine nouns and the two ways for writing “taa’ marboota.”

Third and Fourth Grade

Students will be able to:
·         Create questions containing “why, where, when, and what” and respond to those questions, extending their ability to question and respond.
·         Comprehend information in Arabic short stories and answer questions.
·         Compose sentences that contain pronouns.
·         Recognize common and proper nouns.
·         Compose sentences with verbs and simple nouns.
·         Tell times of the day.
·         Refer to things as this and that in both hatha and hathihe (masculine and feminine) nouns.
·         Give the correct tense of verbs given past and present.
·         Give the correct tense of verbs for an order or command.
·         Memorize Islamic Arabic songs and poems.
·         Express themselves in original compositions using Arabic.
·         Continue refining their writing skills in Arabic.
·         Summarize reading selections.
·         Participate in discussions in Arabic.
·         Write a descriptive paragraph.

Fifth and Sixth Grade

Students will be able to:
·         Extend ability to read and comprehend Qur’an and hadith in Arabic.
·         Create questions containing, “why, where, when, and what” and respond those questions.
·         Derive information and Islamic morals from a story.
·         Compose sentences that contain the different types of pronouns.
·         Give the correct tense of verbs in past and present.
·         Give the correct tense of verbs for an order or command.
·         Change nouns from singular to two-person.
·         Convert to more than two-person forms in both masculine and feminine verbs and nouns.
·         Convert singular verbs to plural and from plural to singular.
·         Use the appropriate pronoun with the verb if it is plural or singular, masculine or feminine.
·         Recognize the “broken plural.”
·         Extend their comprehension and writing skills.
·         Identify and write sentences using complete subjects and predicates.
·         Summarize reading selections.
·         Distinguish between formal and informal language.
·         Initiate appropriate hands-on project work in Arabic.
·         Understand standard Arabic media broadcasts (e.g., television, radio).

Seventh and Eighth Grade and High School

Students will be able to:
·         Extend objectives from grades 5 and 6, adding more grammatical information.
·         Combine short sentence types such as declarative and interrogative.
·         Use language learning elements (i.e., sounds, vocabulary, syntax) effectively. 
·         Write sentences with subject-verb agreement.
·         Identify and write verbs correctly in a sentence, including: action verbs, direct objects, main and helping verbs, linking verbs, and verbs that denote tense.
·         Enhance Arabic comprehension through the use of various instructional materials and supplementary literature.
·         Increase level of comprehension of Qur’an and hadith in Arabic.
·         Enhance their writing skills in Arabic (longer paragraphs, essays).
·         More easily express themselves in oral and written Arabic.
·         Gather inferential information from reading sections.
·         Comprehend spoken and written Arabic.
·         Improve their sentence writing abilities through the study of grammar and usage.
·         Become proficient in the usage of standard Arabic in their writing and speech.