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36 Arabic Stories for Kids
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This page contains links to thirty-six stories children's stories written in Arabic. Many of the stories include morals or other teaching moments. Each page of every story has small illustrations for difficult words at the bottom to help make reading easier for both native and non-native speakers. The stories move from easy to more difficult. The stories are fully voweled.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Dar al-Manhar
Date Added:
10/14/2013
7 Short Stories
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This is a collection of one page stories brought together in one document available for free download. Each page/story corresponds with a day of the week, although the stories themselves have no connection with one another. The stories include moral lessons. Each story is fully voweled.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
bookstolearnarabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Adab Arabic Poetry
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This website hosts many examples of poetry from the jahiliyyah period to the present in an attempt to create a comprehensive diwan of Arabic poetry. Some poems have an audio component. Users can browse poetry by time period, by audio file, by author's name, or by custom search. The website is also in English and there are many poems that have been translated into English, although some poems that are on the website in English are not on the website in Arabic and vice versa. Users can submit poetry to the website via a submission system.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
adab
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Al Wzzan
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Al Wzzan is a website aimed at analyzing Arabic poetry. Users can type any verse into the search field, and the website will identify it's meter, or "bahar." Arabic poetry traditionally falls within one of fifteen different meters. The site also provides sample stanzas of poetry to demonstrate how the programs works.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wzzan
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic 4 Fun
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Arabic 4 fun includes five categories: alphabet, numbers, shapes, colors, and fruit names. Within each category, there is an introduction which explains the lesson, three exercises (easy, medium, & hard), and a memory game. The memory game includes the words written out in Arabic. The user may self-study or watch the explained lesson.

نوع المادة:
Activity/Lab
Game
تفاعلية
Provider:
Belinda D. Finnemeyer and licensors
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Alphabet Tutorial
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This website shows images and video of the Arabic letters. It has two sections, one with the Arabic letters in their independent, unconnected forms, and a second showing the letters in all of their various connected forms. Both sections offer videos that show a calligrapher writing out each form of each letter. Videos of the connected letters include words that demonstrate the initial, medial, and final positions of each letter.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Stanford University
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Arabic Language and Its Standing among the Languages
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'Arabic Language and Its Standing among the Languages' is a study made by Dr. Farhan Salim. In this article, Dr. Salim discusses the importance of Arabic. The sections in this article are: Arabic language characteristics; the effect of the Arabic language on other languages; the challenges facing Arabic; and how to face the current challenges.

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Reading
Provider:
Dr. Farhan Salim
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Papyrus, Parchment, and Paper
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The collection of Arabic papyrus, parchment, and paper at the J. Willard Marriott Library is the largest in the U.S. It contains several parchment pieces, 770 Arabic papyrus documents, and over 1,300 Arabic paper documents. The collection was compiled by Professor Atiya and his wife who purchased the collection over several years, largely from dealers in Egypt, Beirut, and London. Most of the collection originated in Egypt and the vast majority of the material is from 700 AD to the start of Ottoman rule. The collection is not yet cataloged.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
University of Utah
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal!
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The Bedouins of ancient Arabia and Persia made poetry a conversational art form. Several poetic forms developed from the participatory nature of tribal poetry. Today in most Arabic cultures, you may still experience public storytelling and spontaneous poetry challenges in the streets. The art of turning a rhyme into sly verbal sparring is considered a mark of intelligence and a badge of honor. Students will learn about the origins and structure of Arabic Poetry.

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Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
القراءة
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
المؤلف:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
12/05/2011
Arabic Proverbs and Translations
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This web page contains an extensive list of Arabic proverbs. Each proverb is given an translation in the English language to make it easily understood by the learner; for some of the phrases, there is a further explanation of what is meant by the proverb, i.e. A needle in a haystack = something that is very difficult to find.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wikimedia Foundation
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Stories
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This web site contains many short stories and texts in Arabic. Hundreds of writers from more than twenty different countries are currently participating in this project. To access the stories, the user chooses an author and then a text from among the titles that the author has provided for the site.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Arabic Story
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Stories for Children
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This page offers 186 different children's stories written in Arabic. Topics range from scientific matters such as how to build a telescope to literature and folktales, including Indian folktales. Stories must be viewed using Java and users must click on the link to view the resource and its title. Many contain images and other illustrations. The intended age level of the reader varies from story to story.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Al3arabiya
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Talking Stories
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This is a collection of children's stories that are linked to on the Books To Learn Arabic blog and are available for free download. There are 36 different books available that move up from grade 1 to grade 4, progressing in difficulty as the grade levels move up. A pictoral dictionary accompanies each page and teaches the meanings of some words in this way. When downloaded, the files come with an audio component so that the books can be read to you when the words are clicked on.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
bookstolearnarabic
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Aswaat Arabiyya
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Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.

نوع المادة:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
تفاعلية
Lecture
Provider:
جامعة تكساس بـ أوستن
Date Added:
01/10/2013
Dictionary of synonyms, antonyms, rhymes, and broken plurals
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This online dictionary, entirely in Arabic, gives Arabic synonyms and antonyms of words entered into the dictionary, helping to expand the vocabulary of anyone using it. It also gives rhyming words for those interested in writing poetry or for any other reason one might need a rhyming word. The broken plurals of words are also displayed.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Taha Zerrouki
Date Added:
10/14/2013
E-Quran
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This website is for those who would like to explore the Qur'an in a variety of languages. Users can view the Qur'an by chapter or by section (divided into 5 sections as well as into 30). The exegesis for the reasons of the Qur'an's revelation (Asbaab an-Nazuul) is included as are seven different tafasir, or exegeses. Translations of the Qur'an into 66 different languages are also found on the website; some languages have more than one translation available. Also included are Arabic definitions of the words of the Qur'an.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Website of the Electronic Qur'an
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Educational Stories of Dictational Rules
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Educational Stories of Dictational Rules are sixteen stories and activities in slideshow format. These stories were made for students with learning disabilities. Short vowels, long vowels, the letter ta, double vowels, prepositions, and the letter hamza are some of the explained topics. The slideshows start with a story, state the grammar rule, and end with some exercises. The slideshows are enhanced with audio components.

نوع المادة:
تفاعلية
Provider:
Minstry of Education Department Learning Disabilities - KSA
Date Added:
10/14/2013
The Flaws of Averages
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This learning video presents an introduction to the Flaws of Averages using three exciting examples: the ''crossing of the river'' example, the ''cookie'' example, and the ''dance class'' example. Averages are often worthwhile representations of a set of data by a single descriptive number. The objective of this module, however, is to simply point out a few pitfalls that could arise if one is not attentive to details when calculating and interpreting averages. The essential prerequisite knowledge for this video lesson is the ability to calculate an average from a set of numbers. During this video lesson, students will learn about three flaws of averages: (1) The average is not always a good description of the actual situation, (2) The function of the average is not always the same as the average of the function, and (3) The average depends on your perspective. To convey these concepts, the students are presented with the three real world examples mentioned above.

Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Daniel Livengood
MIT BLOSSOMS
Rhonda Jordan
Date Added:
06/02/2012
Grasping the Benefits Library (Saaid Al Fawaed)
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Saaid Al Fawaed or 'Grasp the Benefits' is an Islamic library that contains many books related to the explanation of the Holy Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and more. A special section has been created on this website for the Arabic language. Here, the user can find grammar books, how-to-read books, dictionaries, and more. The site and its contents are entirely in Arabic.

Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
Saaid
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Guess the Genre!
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Students apply knowledge of genres to identify different genres from "reading-alouds of excerpts" from selected books representing different genres.

Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
Provider Set:
LEARN NC Lesson Plans
Author:
Ann Jenkins
Date Added:
09/18/2000