Author:
Sara Bakari, Amber Hoye
Subject:
Languages, World Cultures, Language Education (ESL), Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
  • Days of the Week
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Today
  • Tomorrow
  • Yesterday
  • أيام الاسبوع
  • الأحد
  • الأربعاء
  • الأمس
  • الاثنين
  • الثلاثاء
  • الجمعة
  • الخميس
  • السبت
  • اليوم
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English, Arabic

    Arabic Level 1, Activity 13: "أَيَّام الأُسْبُوع/ Days of the Week" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Arabic Level 1, Activity 13: "أَيَّام الأُسْبُوع/ Days of the Week" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Overview

    In this activity, students will practice using the days of the week in a sentence. they will talk about Mohammed's weekly routines. Students will be using the words today, tomorrow, and yesterday.

    Can-Do Statements:

    • I can read and write the weekdays in Arabic.

    • I can use the weekdays in a sentence.

    • I can use Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday in a sentence.

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    Activity Instructions

    أَيَّام الأُسْبُوع/ Days of the Week

    Description:

    In this activity, students will practice using the days of the week in a sentence. they will talk about Mohammed's weekly routines. Students will be using the words today, tomorrow, and yesterday.

    Semantic Topics:

    أيام الاسبوع - السبت - الأحد - الإثنين - الثلاثاء - الأربعاء - الخميس - الجمعة - اليوم - الأمس - الغد, today, tomorrow, yesterday, days of the week, saturday, friday

    Grammatical Structures: 

    past tense, present tense, and future tense.

    Products: days of the week in Standard Arabic.

    Practices: The week begins on Sunday, and the days of the week are taken from the Arabic numbers.

    Perspectives: How do people view the week differently in Middle Eastern cultures?

    NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:

    • Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations or correspondence in Arabic to provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
    • Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret spoken and written Arabic on a variety of topics.
    • Standard 4.1: Students demonstrate an understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of Arabic and their own languages.

    Idaho Content Standards for World Languages:

    • COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
    • COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
    • COMP 1.1: Observe formal and informal forms of language.
    • COMP 1.2: Identify patterns and explain discrepancies in the sounds and the writing system in the target language.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can read and write the weekdays in Arabic.
    • I can use the weekdays in a sentence.
    • I can use Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday in a sentence.

    Materials Needed:

    Warm-Up

    1. Greet students in Arabic السلام عليكم and then share your screen with students and pull up the presentation. And don’t forget to press Slideshow.
      رحب بالطلاب باللغة العربية السلام عليكم ثم شارك شاشتك مع الطلاب واسحب العرض التقديمي. ولا تنس الضغط على العرض.
    2. Move to the next slide with the “Can-Do Statements” and read each Can-Do statement in English.
      انتقل إلى الشريحة التالية "عبارات Can-Do" واقرأ كل عبارة Can-Do باللغة الإنجليزية.
    3. Next, move to slide #3, which represents the warm-up activity. Review with students the days of the week.
      بعد ذلك ، انتقل إلى الشريحة 3 التي تمثل نشاط الإحماء. راجع مع الطلاب أيام الأسبوع.
    4. Let students read the days of the week in Arabic so they can get the pronunciation well.
      دع الطلاب يقرؤون أيام الأسبوع باللغة العربية حتى يتمكنوا من النطق جيدًا.
    5. In the next slide, ask students how to say today, tomorrow, and yesterday in Arabic.
      في الشريحة التالية ، اسأل الطلاب كيف يقولون اليوم وغدًا وأمس باللغة العربية.
    6. Show them how to use it in sentences.
      For example, اليوم سأذهب للحلاق، في الغد لدَي اختبار، بالأمس نُمت جيداً
      وضح لهم كيفية استخدامها في جمل.
      على سبيل المثال ، سأذهب للحلاق اليوم ، في الغد لدَي اختبار ، بالأمس نُمت جيداً

    Main Activity

    1. Students will figure out what Mohammed did last week. In slide # 6, there is a schedule that shows images of what Mohammed did last week.
      سيحدد الطلاب ما فعله محمد الأسبوع الماضي.
      في الشريحة رقم 6 ، يوجد جدول يعرض صورًا لما فعله محمد الأسبوع الماضي.
    2. On your next click, the sentences will show up. It is now the students' turn to fill in the blank with the right day of the week. Each student will answer in a sentence.
      عند النقر التالي ، ستظهر الجمل. حان الآن دور الطلاب لملء الفراغ باليوم المناسب من الأسبوع. سيجيب كل طالب في جملة.

    After a student answers, click on the mouse button to show the right answer.
    بعد أن يجيب الطالب ، انقر على زر الفأرة لإظهار الإجابة الصحيحة.

    Wrap-Up

    1. Ask the students this question, “Do you have any plans today/tomorrow?”
      اطرح هذا السؤال على الطلاب ، "هل لديك أي خطط اليوم / غدًا؟"
    2. Encourage them to use اليوم / في الغد in their answer.
      شجعهم على استخدام اليوم / في الغد في إجابتهم.

    End of Activity

    • Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate
      their confidence.
      (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.)
    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future activities!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can read and write the weekdays in Arabic.
    • I can use the weekdays in a sentence.
    • I can use Today, Tomorrow, and Yesterday in a sentence.