Author:
Blake Simmerman, Amber Hoye, Sara Bakari, Sara Bakari
Subject:
Languages, World Cultures, Language Education (ESL), Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division
Tags:
  • Arabic
  • I
  • IS
  • Pronouns
  • She
  • They
  • We
  • You
  • أنا
  • أنتم
  • الضمائر
  • انت
  • ضمائر الفاعل
  • هم
  • هو
  • هي
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, Arabic

    Arabic Level 1, Activity 10: "الضَّمَائِر / Subject Pronouns" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Arabic Level 1, Activity 10: "الضَّمَائِر / Subject Pronouns" (Face-to-Face/Online)

    Overview

    In this activity, students will practice simple grammar roles in a fun way. It would be a form of multiple choice questions that will help them be able to use the Arabic subject pronouns in a sentence and in a question.

    Can-Do Statements:

    • I can call my friends and co-workers according to their pronouns.

    • I can use pronouns in a sentence and in a question.

    • I can distinguish between Arabic subject pronouns.

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    Activity Instructions

    Subject Pronouns | ضمائر الفاعل

    Description:

    In this activity, students will practice simple grammar roles in a fun way. It would be a form of multiple choice questions that will help them be able to use the Arabic subject pronouns in a sentence and in a question.

    Semantic Topics:

    أنا - هي - هو - انتَ - انتِ - نحنُ - أنتم - هل؟, me. he, she, you, we

    Grammatical Structures: 

    Subject pronouns ،ضمائر الفاعل, yes or no question, هل

    Products: Arabic subject pronouns

    Practices: Distinguish between Arabic subject pronouns and use them in a sentence.

    Perspectives: The role of Arabic subject pronouns in yes or no questions.

    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 call my friends and co-workers according to their pronouns.
    • I can use pronouns in a sentence and in a question.
    • I can distinguish between Arabic subject pronouns.

    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 وافتح العرض التقديمي. ولا تنس الضغط على زر العرض .
    2. Move to the next slide with the “Can-Do Statements” and read each Can-Do statement in English.
      انتقل إلى الشريحة التالية باستخدام "عبارات Can-Do" واقرأ كل عبارة Can-Do باللغة الإنجليزية.
    3. Next, move to the slide that represents the warm-up activity. Review with students the Arabic subject pronouns and how to pronounce them.
      بعد ذلك ، انتقل إلى الشريحة التي تمثل نشاط الإحماء. مراجعة ضمائر المواد العربية وكيفية نطقها مع الطلاب.
    4. Move to the next slide, #5, explaining to students the position of subject pronouns in a sentence will be the first word. And in a question, it will come in the second word. Show them examples.
      انتقل إلى الشريحة التالية ، رقم 5 ، موضحًا للطلاب موضع ضمائر الموضوع في الجملة,  ستكون الكلمة الأولى. وفي السؤال ، سيأتي في الكلمة الثانية. اعرض عليهم أمثلة..

    Main Activity

    1. Students will choose the right answer according to the image provided on the slides.
      سيقوم الطلاب باختيار الإجابة الصحيحة وفقًا للصورة المقدمة على الشرائح.
    2. They will repeat the activity with different Arabic subject pronouns, both sentences, and questions.
      سيكررون النشاط بضمائر عربية مختلفة ، جمل وأسئلة.
    3. The right answer will show up automatically after you click the mouse button.
      ستظهر الإجابة الصحيحة تلقائيًا بعد النقر فوق زر الماوس.

    Wrap-Up

    1. Ask students to translate the following sentence into Arabic: We love Arabic Class
      اطلب من الطلاب ترجمة الجملة التالية إلى اللغة العربية: We love Arabic Class نحب صف اللغة العربية.
    2. Ask them if they have any questions.
      اسألهم اذا لديهم اي سؤال؟.

    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 call my friends and co-workers according to their pronouns.
    • I can use pronouns in a sentence and in a question.
    • I can distinguish between Arabic subject pronouns.