Arabic Language Curriculum by HC120727193445

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									                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                            Junior Kindergarten
                      (It is expected that by the end this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)



Overall Expectations:
1.   Learn the alphabet
2.   Listen to short oral text and respond to very simple questions
3.   Identify and use the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level
4.   Learn eye movement from right to left when reading and writing

Specific Expectations:

Oral Communication:

1. Follow basic classroom instructions
2. Learn simple songs and listen to basic stories
3. Respond to very simple questions


Reading:

1.   Learn all the letters of the alphabet
2.   Recognize the letters in different positions at the beginning and end of a word
3.   Read the letters with the correct pronunciation
4.   Read numbers from 1 to 5.


Writing:

1. Copy all the letters in basic, beginning and ending positions
2. Copy the numbers from 1 – 5


Vocabulary:

1. Learn basic vocabulary (e.g. greetings, colors, classroom objects, body parts and family)
                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                            Senior Kindergarten
                   (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)

Overall Expectations:
1.   Learn the alphabet with vowels
2.   Listen to short oral text and respond to very simple questions
3.   Identify and use the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level
4.   Learn eye movement from right to left required for reading
5.   Read simple words and recognize short sentences

Specific Expectations:

Oral Communication:

1. Follow basic classroom instructions
2. Ask very simple questions and use common expressions (e.g. ability to ask someone’s name and give
   own name)
3. Respond to very simple questions
4. Learn longer versions of songs
5. Listen to simple stories and respond to related questions


Reading:

1.   Learn all the letters with vowels
2.   Understand sound-symbol relationships
3.   Recognize the letters in different positions: beginning, middle and end
4.   Read the letters and vowels with the correct pronunciation
5.   Begin to read basic words


Writing:

1. Copy and write all the letters and words with short vowels in different shapes
2. Copy the numbers from 1 – 10


Vocabulary:

1. Orallty learn new words for home objects, food and the days of the week, family, daily routines, basic
   verbs, common objects, animals and parts of the body.
                                         Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                                        Grade 1
                    (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)

Overall Expectations:
1. Talk about familiar topics using very simple phrases and sentences.
2. Read a variety of very simple materials containing basic learned vocabulary, and demonstrate
   understanding.
3. Listen to short, very simple oral texts and respond to specific simple questions.
4. Identify and use the vocabulary, grammar and language conventions appropriate for this grade level.

Specific Expectations:
Oral Communication:

1. Follow more complex classroom instructions.
2. Ask very simple questions, and ask for repetition to clarify understanding.
3. Use visual and verbal clues to understand what is heard, following repetition (e.g., gestures, facial
   expressions, tone of voice).
4. Use some conventions of oral language (e.g., pronunciation, intonation) to speak in rehearsed situations.
5. Give an oral presentation of up to five sentences in length (e.g., a description of themselves, skits, songs).

Reading:

1.   Identify the letters that are similar in pronunciation or look.
2.   Recognize the letters in different positions.
3.   Read aloud familiar material, using correct pronunciation and intonation.
4.   Read at least six simple passages or stories.
5.   Read and respond briefly to written materials (e.g., answer short questions, fill in missing words, draw a
     picture, select answers)

Writing:

1.   Write a variety of words with short vowels.
2.   Write simple words.
3.   Write responses to very simple questions.
4.   Use and spell the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level.


Vocabulary:
Students should develop and apply the vocabulary through communicative activities in oral, reading and
writing.

1. Learn basic vocabulary (e.g. numbers from 1-15, greetings, colors, classroom objects, body parts, family
   members, home objects, food, the days of the week.)
2. Acquire new words from units of study, personal word lists, and class lists.
                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                                       Grade 2
                   (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)

Overall Expectations:
1.   Listen to and talk about short, simple oral texts dealing with familiar topics.
2.   Read a variety of simple materials, 100 to 150 words long, and demonstrate understanding.
3.   Listen to short stories and dialogues and respond to simple questions.
4.   Identify and use the vocabulary, grammar and language conventions appropriate for this grade level
5.   Write ideas and facts, or provide written responses to simple questions, using simple sentences

Specific Expectations:

Oral Communication:

1. Follow more detailed classroom instructions.
2. Ask simple questions, and ask for repetition to clarify understanding.
3. Use visual and verbal cues to understand and convey the meaning of familiar topics.
4. Use some conventions of oral language (e.g., pronunciation, intonation) to speak and to understand in
   familiar contexts.
5. Respond to oral texts, using simple but complete sentences.
6. Give an oral presentation of up to five sentences in length (e.g., description of clothing);

Reading:

1. Read aloud with expression, using correct pronunciation and intonation
2. Read and respond briefly to written materials (e.g., short, simple stories; a schedule) by answering short
   questions or restating information.
3. Use various reading strategies to determine meaning and make sense of unfamiliar words (e.g., visual and
   verbal cues, and use of context and patterns).
4. Read at least five simple passages or stories with understanding.

Writing:

1. Write simple short sentences using learned vocabulary and simple language structures.
2. Write, using a model, a first draft and corrected version in guided and cooperative writing tasks (e.g.,
   create a personal ID card with information such as name, address, hair and eye colour, and personal
   interests).
3. Use and spell the vocabulary appropriate to this grade level.

Vocabulary:


1. Learn new words associated with time, animals, transportation
2. Learn new words using word lists from oral vocabulary, personal word lists, and class lists
5. Numbers from 1 – 20
                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                                       Grade 3
                   (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)

Overall Expectations:
1. Participate in dialogues about familiar topics, and listen to and talk about short oral texts
2. Read a variety of classroom and simple authentic materials, 150 to 200 words long, containing familiar and
   new vocabulary, and demonstrate understanding
3. Communicate ideas and facts in writing for specific purposes
4. Identify and use the vocabulary, grammar and language conventions appropriate for this grade level.

Specific Expectations:

Oral Communication:

1.   Ask and answer simple questions using complete sentences
2.   Use appropriate pronunciation and language in familiar contexts
3.   Respond to stories read aloud.
4.   Give an oral presentation of up to ten sentences in length.


Reading:

1. Read at least nine simple passages or stories.
2. Participate in a variety of reading situations, such as guided, shared, and choral reading, using expression,
    correct pronunciation, and intonation.
3. Read and produce simple, structured responses that convey understanding of written text (e.g., arrange
    sentences in proper sequence, illustrate a few sentences).
4. Identify the main idea and a few supporting details.
5. Use various reading strategies to determine meaning (e.g., the glossary at the back of a book)
Writing:

1. Write simple sentences and questions that contain learned vocabulary and familiar language structures
2. Write, using a model, a first draft and corrected version in guided and cooperative writing tasks (e.g.,
   pamphlets, booklets);
3. Use and spell the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level.


Vocabulary:

1. Review vocabulary from earlier grades
2. Learn new words associated with time, animals, transportation. Seasons, festivals, food, places in the
   community
3. Understand new words using word lists from oral vocabulary, personal word lists, and class lists
4. Numbers from 1 – 50
5. Use English-Arabic dictionary to expand vocabulary.
                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                                       Grade 4
                   (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)



Overall Expectations

1. Listen to and talk about short, oral texts in structured and open-ended situations
2. Read a variety of classroom and simple authentic materials, 200 to 300 words long, and demonstrate
   understanding.
3. Communicate information and ideas in writing, in structured and open-ended situations, for different
   purposes.
4. Identify and use the vocabulary and the grammar and language conventions appropriate for this grade
   level.

Specific Expectations

Oral Communication

1.   Use compound sentences in conversations and dialogues
2.   Use language appropriately in a variety of rehearsed, routine, and open-ended situations
3.   Respond to oral texts and connect to personal experience;
4.   Give an oral presentation of fifteen to twenty sentences in length
5.   Make revisions to oral language in form, content, and organization using resources and feedback.

Reading

1. Read at least twelve simple texts, and identify main ideas and some supporting details;
2. Produce a variety of simple responses, in structured and open-ended situations, to convey understanding
   of written text in a different form
3. Use various reading strategies to determine meaning, such as verbal cues, structures, personal
   experience, and resources;
4. Express personal preferences or reactions to a text.

Writing

1. Write simple and some compound sentences and questions, using familiar and new vocabulary;
2. Write in a variety of simple forms, following a model and making substitutions and minor adaptations to the
   model;
3. Revise and edit personal writing, using feedback from the teacher and peers, and using resources
   including technology;
4. Use and spell the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level.
                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                                       Grade 5
                   (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)


Overall Expectations

1. Listen to and talk about simple oral texts in structured and open-ended situations;
2. Express ideas, feelings, and opinions in conversations and discussions, using learned language structures
   and a variety of vocabulary and expressions;
3. Read a variety of simple materials, 300 to 450 words long, and demonstrate understanding;
4. Write in a variety of forms, adjusting language to suit the audience;
5. Identify and use the vocabulary and the grammar and language conventions appropriate for this grade
   level.

Specific Expectations

Oral Communication

1.   Use compound and complex sentences in conversations and discussions
2.   Respond appropriately to oral texts
3.   Use language appropriately in a variety of rehearsed, routine, and open-ended situations
4.   Give an oral presentation of more than twenty sentences in length, adjusting speech to suit the audience.

Reading

1. Read at least fifteen simple texts, and identify the main idea and supporting details;
2. Produce a variety of simple responses, in structured and open-ended situations, to convey understanding
   of written text in a different form
3. Express personal preferences or reactions to a text make test to self connections


Writing

1.   Use simple and compound sentences, and organize information in paragraphs
2.   Use strategies to plan and write first and final drafts in guided and cooperative writing tasks
3.   Produce pieces of writing in a variety of simple forms , following and making adaptations to a model
4.   Proofread and correct final drafts, focusing on grammar, punctuation, and spelling;
5.   Use and spell the vocabulary appropriate for this grade level.
                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                                       Grade 6
                   (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)



                                           Oral Communication
Overall Expectations

1.   Listen and respond to short, structured spoken texts;
2.   Listen and respond to a variety of short, simple, non-structured media works;
3.   Express ideas and opinions in short conversations and teacher-guided discussions;
4.   Make oral presentations on a variety of topics;
5.   Use appropriate language conventions during oral communication activities.

Specific Expectations
Listening

1. Respond to spoken texts and media works by recounting key information and explaining some supporting
   details;
2. Listen to the ideas and opinions of others, agree or disagree, and justify their points of view;
3. Respond to classmates’ presentations by asking questions for clarification and by providing feedback.

Speaking

1.   Use complete sentences in sustained conversations;
2.   Speak in Arabic when working in collaborative and exploratory activities;
3.   Present short dialogues
4.   Prepare and give oral presentations on topics under study, incorporating appropriate audio and visual
     aids.

Application of Language Conventions

1.   Recognize and use appropriate language structures
2.   Use newly acquired vocabulary in conversation;
3.   Use appropriateverbs to express thoughts and feelings
4.   Infer the meaning of unfamiliar words from verbal and non-verbal/visual cues

                                                   Reading
Overall Expectations

1. Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of simple texts;
2. Read a range of simple texts to gather information and to expand their knowledge of the
   Arabic language;
3. Identify and understand language conventions used in their reading materials.

Specific Expectations
Comprehension and Response to Text

1.   Demonstrate an understanding of materials containing a brief text through oral and written presentations;
2.   Respond to their independent reading of fiction and non-fiction narratives
3.   Analyse at least one chapter book and a selection of short stories, articles, byidentifying key elements
4.   Describe an incident in a book they have read by creating a media work
5. Prepare dialogues and create written text, using models from reading selections.

Application of Language Conventions

1. Recognize and use appropriate language structures
2. Use reading strategies to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary and expressions;
3. Demonstrate an understanding of words or phrases by providing synonyms, antonyms, or brief definitions;
4. Observe the rules of pronunciation as they read aloud;
5. Read aloud, with expression, changing intonation to reflect declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory
   sentences
6. Demonstrate basic dictionary skills
7. Use Arabic-English dictionaries to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary.

                                                  Writing
Overall Expectations

1. Express ideas and opinions in short written texts;
2. Create short written texts in structured and open-ended situations;
3. Identify and use appropriate language conventions in their written work.

Specific Expectations
Communication of Information and Ideas

1. Write a descriptive paragraph, including an introductory sentence, development of main ideas, and a
   concluding sentence;
2. Exchange information by writing a letter, a postcard, or an e-mail message that includes an appropriate
   salutation and closing;
3. Record personal thoughts and observations in diaries, journals, and logs;
4. Write point-form notes to record key information from articles, poems, and reading passages.

Application of Language Conventions

1. Recognize and use appropriate language structures
2. Write a short dictated message, using correct spelling and punctuation;
3. Revise, edit, and proofread their writing, focusing on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and conventions of
   style;
4. Incorporate newly acquired vocabulary into their written work
                                        Arabic as a Second Language Curriculum
                                                                       Grade 7
                   (It is expected that by the end of this grade, students will achieve the following expectations)



                                           Oral Communication

Overall Expectations

1.   Lsten and respond to a variety of spoken texts;
2.   Listen and respond to a variety of non-structured media works;
3.   Express ideas and opinions in conversations and teacher-guided discussions;
4.   Make oral presentations on a variety of topics;
5.   Use appropriate language conventions during oral communication activities.


Listening

1. Respond to spoken texts by answering questions, interpreting meaning, summarizing content, adding
   information, and presenting dramatizations;
2. Extract the main ideas and supporting details from a variety of media works and discuss their
   interpretations;
3. Take notes on presentations, oral reports, and discussions.

Speaking

1.   Participate in teacher-guided discussions and debates, and in dramatizations;
2.   Explain personal opinions, and formulate and support judgements, on topics under study;
3.   Prepare and present short dialogues on topics under study;
4.   Present an argument based on researched information;
5.   Create media works of some technical complexity
6.   Describe possible or ideal situations

Application of Language Conventions

1. Recognize and use appropriate language structures
2. Use newly acquired vocabulary in conversation;
3. Use correct pronunciation and intonation, and body language and other non-verbal cues, to clarify and
   enhance a message;
4. Interpret the meaning of unfamiliar words using contextual clues.

                                                   Reading
Overall Expectations

1. Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of texts and simple authentic materials;
2. Apply critical thinking as they read
3. Identify and understand language conventions used in their reading materials.
Specific Expectations
Comprehension and Response to Text

1.   Demonstrate a general understanding of ideas found in articles, short stories, and poems
2.   Respond to their independent reading of short novels (a minimum of 30 pages)
3.   Summarize the main ideas of a written text from the point of view of one of the characters;
4.   Expand on information or ideas they get from their reading
5.   Demonstrate critical thinking skills by identifying issues and values in reading selections, locating and
6.   Analysing root causes, and expressing their views either in writing or in conversation;
7.   Use specific research skills in preparing an assignment.

Application of Language Conventions

1.   Recognize and use appropriate language structures
2.   Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and idiomatic expressions from context;
3.   Use graphic organizers to show the meaning of texts;
4.   Understand the importance of tense differences in written texts
5.   Use Arabic-English dictionaries to determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary.


                                                     Writing
Overall Expectations

1. Express ideas and opinions in short written texts;
2. Create short written texts in structured and open-ended situations;
3. Identify and use appropriate language conventions in their written work.

Specific Expectations
Communication of Ideas and Information

1.   Write in a variety of forms
2.   State opinions about a topic supported by facts;
3.   Organize information into paragraphs for written assignments;
4.   Prepare personal notes on information found in a variety of sources

Application of Language Conventions

1. Recognize and use appropriate language structures
2. Revise, edit, and proofread their writing, focusing on grammar, spelling, punctuation, and conventions of
   style;
3. Incorporate newly acquired vocabulary into their written work.

								
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