Islamic Studies Curriculum

Objectives:

Provide knowledge about foundation of Islam including pillars of Islam, morals, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him), and other relevant Islamic topics.

 Books:

  • Level B: Age 4
    • “Our Religion is Islam Coloring Book”
  • Level B: Age 5
    • “Our Religion is Islam Coloring Book”
  • Level C: Age 6
    • “Goodword Islamic Studies Level K”
  • Level D: Age 7
    • “Goodword Islamic Studies Level 3”
  • Level E: Age 8
    • “Goodword Islamic Studies Level 4”
  • Level F: Age 9
    • “Goodword Islamic Studies Level 5”
  • Level G: Age 10
    • “Goodword Islamic Studies Level 6”
  • Level H: Age 11
    • “Goodword Islamic Studies Level 7”
  • Level I: Ages 12+
    • “This is Prophet Mohammad”
    • Open Discussion per instructor and class
  • All Levels: During the end of third trimester and at the start of Ramadan, students will have an alternative curriculum to prepare for Ramadan and Eid. Worksheets, activities, and projects will be provided during Ramadan sessions.


Quran Curriculum

Objectives:

Memorization and basic understanding of Surahs listed.

Books:

Juzu ‘Amma Volume 1 (Ages 7-10) and Juzu ‘Amma Volume 2 (Age 11).

  • Level A: Age 4
    • Al-Fatiha
    • An-Naas
    • Al-Ikhlas
  • Level B: Age 5
    • Al-Falaq
    • Al-Masad
    • An-Nasr
  • Level C: Age 6
    • Al-Kawthar
    • An-Nasr
    • Quraysh
  • Level D: Age 7
    • Al-Asr
    • Al-Ma’un
    • At-Takathur
  • Level E: Age 8
    • Al-Qadr
    • Al-Humazah
    • At-Teen
  • Level F: Age 9
    • Al-Qari’ah
    • Al-‘Adiyat
    • Az-Zalzalah
    • Al-Bayyinah
  • Level G: Age 10
    • Ad-Duha
    • Al-Alaq
    • Al-Layl
    • Ash-Shams
  • Level H: Age 11
    • Al-Balad
    • Al-Fajr
    • Al-Ala
    • Al-Ghashiyah
  • Level I: Ages 12+
    • Surat Maryam (Girls) and Surat Al-Hujurat (Boys). Other Surahs per teacher.


Arabic Curriculum

Level A: Age 4

  • Objectives
    • Name: Recognize and trace their name in Arabic
    • Arabic Letters:
      • Arabic alphabet recognition
      • Basic pronunciation of letters
      • Tracing and writing of letters
    • Numbers: Counting numbers in Arabic (1-10)
  • Books
    • “Wipe-Clean Arabic Alphabets”
    • “Learning Arabic Numbers”’
    • “Goodword Arabic Writing 1”

Level B: Age 5

  • Objectives
    • Name: Recognize and trace their name in Arabic
    • Arabic Letters:
      • Arabic alphabet recognition and pronunciation
      • Basic vocabulary for each letter
      • Introduce phonics/sounds of alphabets
      • Tracing and writing letters
    • Numbers: Counting numbers in Arabic (1-20)
  • Books
    • “Arabic Letters Activity Book”
    • “Goodword Arabic Writing 1”
    • “Learning Arabic Numbers”

Level C:  Age 6

  • Objectives
    • Name: Recognize and trace their name in Arabic
    • Arabic Letters:
      • Arabic alphabet recognition and pronunciation
      • Basic vocabulary for each letter
      • Introduce phonics/sounds of alphabets
      • Tracing and writing letters
      • Introduce letter forms (beginning, middle, end placement of letters)
    • Numbers: Counting numbers in Arabic (1-20)
  • Books
    • “Shape and Forms of Arabic Letters”
    • “Goodword Arabic Writing 1”
    • “Learning Arabic Numbers”

Levels D – I:  Age 7+ (Quranic Arabic)

  • Objectives
    • Teach students how to read the Holy Quran with Tajweed.
    • Arabic Letters & Words:
      • Vocabulary from the Holy Quran
      • Phonics/sounds of alphabets
      • Letter forms (beginning, middle, end placement of letters)
      • Connecting letters to form and read words and sentences
    • Arabic Grammar:
      • Tashkeel (fatha, kasra, dama)
      • Tanween
      • Long vowels (“aa”, “ee”, “oo”)
      • Shadeh and Sukoon
    • Books
    • Al-Qaidah An-Noorania
    • Supplemental worksheets for basic grammar and writing

 

Levels D – I:  Age 7+ (alternative route for advanced Arabic students)

  • Prerequisite
    • Student qualification of alternative route will be determined per standard testing.
    • Must be able to read words and sentences.
    • Adequate writing skills.
    • Adequate comprehension of sentences.
    • Adequate grammar knowledge.
  • Objectives
    • Arabic Letters, Words & Sentences:
      • Connecting words to create sentences
      • Reading sentences and paragraphs
      • Writing sentences
      • Spelling test for sentences
      • Comprehension and understanding when reading
    • Arabic Grammar:
      • Tanween
      • Shadeh and Sukoon
      • Shamsi and Qamari
      • Asmaa Al Ishara
      • Singular, two people, plural
      • Nouns and Verbs
      • Feminine and masculine letters
    • Books
      • Iqra Reader Textbook Level 1 or 2 (depending on placement)
      • Iqra Reader Workbook Level 1 or 2 (depending on placement)

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