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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.

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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.

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Reading
Provider:
adab
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Al-Hakawati Arab Cultural Trust
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al-hakawati is the Arabic word for 'the storyteller'. al-hakawati Arab Cultural Trust is an independent non-profit educational organization, registered in May 2006. Management and staff are located in Beirut, Lebanon, and New Jersey, USA. al-hakawati is a free educational resource and reference, made possible by the Arab Cultural Trust. The content of al-hakawati covers the 22 Arab states, members of the Arab League. The content is arranged thematically in ten sections, each with several subsections. New entries are regularly added.

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Diagram/Illustration
Reading
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Arab Cultural Trust
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
10/30/2012
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.

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Reading
Provider:
Wzzan
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Alphabet with Nan and Lyly
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This iOS application is designed to teach users to read and write the Arabic alphabet. The app provides three different functions: demonstrating how each selected letter is pronounced, illustrating how the letter is written in different positions, and allowing users to practice writing the letter.

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Interactive
Provider:
Baraem TV
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.

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Activity/Lab
Game
Interactive
Provider:
Belinda D. Finnemeyer and licensors
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic 4 Us
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Arabic 4 us is a site dedicated to children's material. It features a number of lessons on basic words, numbers, and the alphabet. Additionally, the site features content on the Qur'an, brief prayers, and religious songs. There is a separate section for parents which allows them to print material categorized by each letter of the alphabet, which would provide words to their children to memorize.

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Activity/Lab
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Arabic Rescue
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Alphabet
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This site is dedicated to children's material. This particular webpage features words categorized by the alphabet; users have the option to click on any Arabic letter and listen to a recording of words that begin with the chosen letter. Pictures accompany each word, and no English translation is provided.

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Interactive
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Arabic Rescue
Date Added:
09/17/2013
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
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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
Reading
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National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment
Author:
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.

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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
01/10/2013
BBC Arabic
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This is BBC's Arabic page, containing a wealth of written material as well as live video and radio feeds all in Arabic. There is also a multimedia section with a video archive and a link to BBC Arabic's YouTube channel, which contains over 6,000 videos, including playlists with complete episodes.

Material Type:
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
BBC
Date Added:
08/27/2013
Chatterbox and Family Literacy in Trinidad and Tobago
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No Strings Attached
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These modules are placed together to encourage dialogue among teachers about new ways to approach the study and teaching of Literacy. The hope is that the pragmatic slant described here will assist others in looking for "home-grown", workable approaches that could solve Literacy problems.

Material Type:
Full Course
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Barbara Joseph
Date Added:
02/16/2011