In Grade One students will be using the Logati curriculum text books. The lessons will cover Arabic reading, writing and comprehension as first language. Quiz taking and tests would also be applicable as in other subjects.
Reading: The students will learn to recognize and read long and short sounds, break each word into syllables, read each syllable separately and then connect them to form words. They will read sentences in which words containing the targeted letters are embedded. Students will also read short poems or songs related to the topics to make memorization easy.
The first term consists of reading comprehensions on topics such as My Family, My School, My City, etc. The second term covers lessons on My Health and My Diet, My Games and My Hobbies, My Health and My Safety, and Animals and Occasions.
Listening: Students will learn to recognize phonetic differences in Arabic letters discussed in separate chapters and will learn to apply the correct pronunciation of letters and words with the use of vowel sounds of ا و and ي with the three natural extensions (با- بي –بو).
Speaking: The Logati books are richly illustrated with visuals that help students describe and communicate their thoughts and feelings. Class discussion will include narrating short stories from their own experiences, for instance: My Family, My School, etc.
Writing: Students will learn to write each letter with its distinct shape and also use it in the beginning, middle and at the end of a written word. They will write letters in words using their correct sounds and diacritical marks i.e., harakat (fatha - kasra - dhamma - shadda, etc.).
Grammar and vocabulary: The lessons include a variety of vocabulary based on reading comprehension. Additional vocabulary is introduced through various activities and discussions on specific topics during the lesson. Students will learn 3 types of Arabic personal pronouns,ضمائر المتكلم-ضمائر المخاطب-ضمائر الغائب , and use them in short sentences that start with these pronouns. They will also learn some demonstrative pronouns and how they should be used for both masculine and feminine words. Singular and plural words, affirmative and negative forms of words, verb phrase: the usage of verb for masculine and feminine such as use of تاء التأنيث for feminine will be taught to students in grammar and vocabulary.
All of the above will be taught at the level of understanding of the students, and a more detailed Lesson Plan will be available for parents of YMOH. The Islamic Studies curriculum will also draw on other reputable Islamic Homeschooling material and is subject to change based on its application to this grade.