AAPPL Testing here.

Tuesday-Friday, 5/22-5/25
Review for Finals!
Monday, 5/21
Complete the writing assignment on the back of the Fordson High School handout. This will be your last collected homework assignment of the year!

Thursday, 5/17, Friday, 5/18 for Beta
Watch the first 45 min of the documentary on Fordson High School's football team, and the Arab American community in Dearborn, MI, attached here.

Beta: fill out the front page of the Fordson High School handout.

Wednesday, 5/16, Thursday, 5/17 for Beta
Beta and Zeta: use the link here to read each traditional food eaten during Ramadan, and prepare 1-3 questions in Arabic to ask Mr. Porcelli in class. You should ask him questions about changes during the month of Ramadan, traditional foods eaten, and why people fast.

Epsilon: use the link here to read each traditional food eaten during Ramadan.
Use the link here, for class on 5/14.

Monday, 5/14
Beta: listen to the lecture, and write down each word you hear and understand as you listen.

Zeta: answer questions 4-5 in the packet.

Epsilon: answer question 1 in the packet.

Thursday, 5/10, Friday, 5/11 for Beta and Epsilon
Zeta: answer questions 2-3 in the packet.

Epsilon: answer questions 1-3 from the first page of the packet, and watch the lecture on Ramadan in Egypt twice, posted here.

Beta: answer questions 1 from the second page of the packet. Lecture is above.

Wednesday, 5/9, Thursday, 5/10 for Beta
Beta: rewrite each question from the 'pre-listening' portion of the Ramadan in Egypt packet (first page of the packet), and answer each question in 3-5 sentences each in your white books.

Zeta: watch the whole video twice, and then answer question 1 on the second page of the packet. The video is posted here.

Epsilon: read and annotate questions 1-3 on the first page of the packet handed out in class. Note:

احتفل- I celebrate
بلد- country

Tuesday, 5/8
Zeta: answer questions 1,2,3 from the 'pre-listening' portion of the Ramadan in Egypt packet. Rewrite each question, and answer each question in 3-5 sentences each. Complete these in your white books.

Beta: read and annotate questions 1-3 from the Ramadan in Egypt packet.

Epsilon: summarize the key events of chapter 6 in Arabic in 7-10 sentences. When you don't know a particular word, you can circomlocute to explain yourself.

Monday, 5/7
Beta: complete the AAPPL reflection as a written assignment.

Zeta: complete the AAPPL reflection as a verbal assignment.

Epsilon: come to class with Arab of the Future, and read chapter 6 for homework.

Wednesday, 5/2, Thursday, 5/3 for Beta
Zeta: complete the listening assignment below (optional) and read and annotate the sample AAPPL speaking questions handed out in class.

Epsilon: complete the reading and speaking assignments handed out in class. This will help you to prepare for the reading and speaking AAPPL tests. For additional practice, use the demo posted below.

Beta: complete the speaking demo to help you prepare for the speaking portion of the AAPPL exam.

Due Tuesday, 5/1
Beta and Zeta: complete a reading demo, posted below. This will help you prepare for the reading AAPPL tomorrow.

Epsilon: complete the listening assignment attached here, this will help you prepare for the AAPPL listening portion for tomorrow.

Due Monday, 4/30
Record yourselves reading and responding to the first 8 questions of the sample AAPPL exam, handed out in class.

Beta and Epsilon: complete an Arabic speaking demo, posted here.

Due Friday, 4/27
Beta: Read and annotate the sample AAPPL exam handed out in class.

Epsilon: complete the translation exercise in your white books, and record the similarities and differences between Syrian and France (back of first page)/and why travel is important.

Due Wednesday, 4/24, Thursday, 4/26 for Beta
Beta: complete the translation assignment posted below, and read and annotate the AAPPL Demo handout.

Zeta and Epsilon: read and annotate the second page of the AAPPL prep packet handed out in class. The separate page is posted below:




Due Tuesday, 4/24
Zeta: bring Arab of the Future with you to class, and write 5 sentences explaining where you'd like to travel and why in Arabic in your white notebooks.

Beta: complete the discussion exercises on the back of the handout in class on the differences between Syria and France. (10th graders, due to PARCC testing, you can complete this assignment for Thursday) The handout is posted below:


Epsilon: bring Arab of the Future with you to class, and choose one scene from chapter 4 to write 5-7 sentences about. Explain its:

importance- اهمية
interesting- مثير الإهتمام
shows- يظهر

Due Monday, 4/23
Zeta: Finish part 3 of the listening exercise. The speaker is going to describe Cairo and life in Cairo. Compare Cairo to DC using the words he uses. Listening activity is posted here.

Beta: describe the main events of chapter 5 of Arab of the Future. Focus on comparing the two different cultures in France and Syria. What is similar? What is different?

Epsilon: send me a voice recording, in 7 sentences, describing the main events of chapter 4. Focus on details, and circomlocute to describe events that you lack vocabulary to describe.

Due Thursday, 4/19, Friday, 4/20 for Beta and Epsilon
Zeta: finish reading Arab of the Future, Chapter 4.
Review the five pillars of Islam.

Epsilon: bring Arab of the Future to class.

Beta: compare DC to another city in the US of your choosing. Use the comparative adjectives to explain which city is larger, crazier, has more people/things to do, etc. In addition, use the vocabulary from that the speaker used to compare the two cities.

Due Wednesday, 4/18, Thursday, 4/19 for Beta
Zeta: 1. bring Arab of the Future with you tomorrow for class.
2. Finish part 2 of the listening assignment, and organize where the speaker has travelled to based on continent.
3. Review the words for:
to teach
teacher
to learn

Epsilon: 1. bring Arab of the Future with you tomorrow for class.
2. Finish part 1 of the listening activity below, and organize the countries the speaker has visited based on continent.

Beta: complete part 1 of the listening activity posted here.

Due Tuesday, 4/17
Beta: summarize chapter 4 of Arab of the Future in your white books. Summarize in 10 sentences.

Zeta: complete the first part of the listening exercise posted here, and use the handout from class posted below entitled 'Travels and Visits,' to circle the words you hear in part one. We will define them in Arabic together in class on Tuesday.

Epsilon: write a 10 sentence summary of our trip in your white notebooks. Use the handout posted below entitled 'Field Trip Summary,' and answer each question on the handout to help you write your summaries.




Due Thursday, 4/12, Friday 4/13
Zeta and Beta: draw your favorite scene from chapter 3 of Arab of the Future, and describe the scene in 3 sentences in Arabic.

Epsilon: complete your field trip packets.

Due Wednesday, 4/11
Summarize the first half of the song حبيبتك بالصيف in 4-5 sentences.

Due Tuesday, 4/10
1. Read and annotate the song lyrics to حبيتك بالصيف
2. After you annotate, read and listen to the song posted here. Sing along to the chorus, and practice following the words as you listen to them. We'll talk about the song in Arabic in class
--> what happens in the song (its story)
--> describing the song (makes me feel... because...)
3. Make a vocabulary list of relevant words from the song that you want to learn. Think about frequency words (words that are commonly used that you didn't know before). We will practice those words, and the political vocabulary words in class.

Due Monday, 4/9
Prepare for your vocabulary quizzes on the seasons of the year and vocabulary to describe DC. Here's what to expect on the quiz:

1. A set of pictures depicting the seasons, where you have to describe each picture in as much detail as possible
2. Questions about the seasons (what's your favorite season/why, what do you do in each season/wear, etc.)3. A list of vocabulary from the political vocabulary section, where you have to describe each vocabulary word in Arabic (circomlocute/give a definition in Arabic/use it in a meaningful sentence)4. A few questions about why DC is an important city
Due Thursday, 4/5, Friday, 4/6 for Beta and Epsilon
You've been chosen to write an invitation to an organization that sends foreign exchange students from the Arab world to DC. Write a 7-10 sentence description of the city, including at least five of the main vocabulary words found in this video here, (only watch the first 2 minutes). Why should DC, and Washington Latin, be chosen to host the exchange student?

Due Wednesday, 4/4, Thursday, 4/5 for Beta
Complete your English reflections on your goals for quarter four.

Due Wednesday, 3/21, Thursday, 3/22 for Beta
Epsilon: field trip day! See email for more details.
Zeta and Beta: interview day! Be ready for your interviews with Mr. Porcelli

Due Tuesday, 3/20
Epsilon: interview days! Be ready for your interviews with Mr. Porcelli
Zeta and Beta: practice for your interviews, have an answer written out or prepared for each question in order to be ready for your interview assessments.

Due Monday, 3/19
Zeta: Complete your Arabic reflections/summaries of the field trip in 10-15 sentences. This summary can be turned in as a google voice/recorded assignment or as a written assignment.
Beta: Complete the front of your field trip packets, and make sure the last page of your packets are completed. The middle page will be completed in class on Monday.
Epsilon: Practice speaking each question aloud and write an answer to each question so you can prepare for your interview assessments on Tuesday. A recording of me asking each question aloud is below, so that you can hear each question asked aloud:

Due Thursday, 3/15, Friday, 3/16 for Beta and Epsilon
Complete part 1 of your field trip packets, entitled في المطع

ِEpsilon: read chapter 3 of Arab of the Future, and summarize the reading in 7-10 sentences in Arabic. You can summarize as a voice call or as a written summary.

Due Wednesday, 3/14, Thursday, 3/15 for Beta
Review the questions from the field trip packet, and annotate each question!

Epsilon: practice the vocabulary for the scenario 'At the Market.' Bring Arab of the Future for Wednesday's double.

Tuesday, 3/13
Complete your descriptions of each object for tomorrow, and practice the vocabulary for the scenario 'At the Market.' The vocabulary is found on the last page of your packets.

Monday, 3/12
Practice the vocabulary, and describe each item for sale in your 'Khan al Khalili' packets to prepare for our upcoming field trips. In your descriptions, write what each item might be used for, why its important, and describe the color/material of each item if you wish. Write 2-5 sentences for each item.

Thursday, 3/8
Scenario presentations!

Tuesday, 3/6
Be ready to present your scenarios!
Beta: we will only have time for one-two scenario presentations due to the drill. We will continue presentations on Thursday.

Rubric is found below:


Monday, 3/5
Write and complete your rough drafts for Monday.

Due Thursday, 3/1, Friday, 3/2 for Beta and Epsilon
Practice your scenarios, and write a rough draft of your scenarios. You will present your restaurant scenarios in class on Monday, 3/5.

Due Wednesday, 2/28, Thursday, 3/1 for Beta
Read and annotate the sample scenario on the back of the vocabulary list handed out in class.

Use the link posted here to complete the 'Restaurants Around the World' worksheet in class.
Due Tuesday, 2/27
Complete the listening assignment, including the box on the right in part 5. The video is posted here.

Due Monday, 2/26
In 10-15 sentences, voice record/google voice and talk about how your life is different than Riad's. The prompt is below:

كيف حياتك مختلف من حياة رياض؟

Due Thursday, 2/22, Friday, 2/23 for Beta and Epsilon
1. Read and annotate the menu handed out in class. Look for the titles of each page of the menu, and try to determine the kind of dish/section of each page (drinks, main courses, appetizers).
2. Complete the ordering events/defining vocabulary practice passed out in class.

Due Wednesday, 2/21, Thursday, 2/22 for Beta
1. Finish chapter two of Arab of the Future (59-85)
2. Write 10-15 sentences in Arabic to describe/summarize the reading

Due Tuesday, 2/20
Summarize 38-56 in Arabic, in 10-15 sentences.

Due Thursday, 2/15, Friday, 2/16 for Beta and Epsilon
Read 38-56 in Arab of the Future.

Due Wednesday, 2/14, Thursday 2/15 for Beta
Complete segment 6 of the tabbouleh packets.

Due Tuesday, 2/13
Complete part five of the tabbouleh packets, listing each step from the video, posted here.

Due Monday, 2/12
Review the verbs in part 4 by rewatching the video. Start to map out the steps in the video. In class on Monday, you will begin part 5, a take home quiz, similar to the quiz we completed on families and food.

Due Thursday, 2/8, Friday, 2/9 for Beta and Epsilon
Zeta: complete part three in your packets, and continue isolating/defining verbs in part four. Focus on isolating the verbs listed in the table at the end of part four. Use the video here to help.

Epsilon: complete part three in your packets, and complete the top half (only ingredients portion, not verb portion) of part four in your packets. Use the video here to help.
10th graders: complete part three and part four in your packets.


Beta: complete parts three and four in your packets, and practice identifying the verbs by watching the video here.

Due Wednesday, 2/7, Thursday, 2/8 for Beta period
Complete part one in your packets, and organize each ingredient of Tabbouleh in part two of your packets. For instance: 'tomatoes are a kind of fruit.'
Use the video here to help.

نوع مِن- kind of

Due Tuesday, 2/6
Read and annotate the description and ingredients posted here and handed out in class to make Tabbouleh, a salad popular in the Levant. Here are the directions for the annotations:

Box the ingredients of tabbouleh in the ingredients section (you will infer these based on context, you won't know the names of each ingredient).
Circle all words you know.
Underline words you had trouble with.

You aren't meant to understand everything you read, but use the word order to help you determine what the ingredients are, even though you may not recognize what they are.

Due Monday, 2/5
Read ‘The Arab of the Future,’ through page 37, and summarize the events that occur in 6-10 sentences in Arabic. Use the process of circomlocution to help you describe and summarize the events that occur.

Due Thursday, 2/1, Friday, 2/2 for Beta and Epsilon
1. Complete the written response to the food pyramid infograph, handed out during the double.
2. Review the timed spoken drill exercise, found in the packet before the written assignment.

Due Wednesday, 1/31, Thursday, 2/1 for Beta
Read and annotate the handwritten grocery list from your packets taken from an Arabic resource from the University of Illinois. We will use the grocery list in class tomorrow. Use the typed list as a last resort and to help check your reading, posted here.

Use the infograph posted here to read during the second of half of the double periods.

Due Tuesday, 1/30
Complete the listening activity packet passed out in class, posted below:



Due Monday, 1/29
Watch the video posted here, and write down 5 sentences in Arabic describing the video. Use the details you saw: where are they? who are they? What do they do? Why do they do it?
In class, we will listen for the vocabulary they use.

Due Thursday, 1/25, Friday, 1/26 for Beta and Epsilon
Beta: Finish memorizing your scenarios, and don't forget to bring your worksheets where you record your information tomorrow!

Complete the translation drill (translating the story) into Arabic. Pay special attention to word order to convey the possessive (genetive case), for example:

كتاب استاذ حمد (Mr. Hamd's book)
كتاب صاحب استاذ حمد (Mr. Hamd's friend's book)
حفلة عيد ميلاد (Birthday party)
حفلة عيد ميلاد رياض (Riad's birthday party)

Due Wednesday, 1/24, Thursday, 1/25 for Beta
Memorize your scenarios. You will present your scenarios in class, w/o a script in front of you.

Due Tuesday, 1/23
Complete your full scenarios, written on the back of the handout 'Friends + At the Restaurant.' You will begin memorizing these scenarios in class, and will present these scenarios during the double period.
--> You scenarios should include: one person asking to go somewhere, someone agreeing/disagreeing, and asking details: w/ who, when, where, how, how long, etc. If you choose to disagree, you should include why.

Due Monday, 1/22
Zeta: read through the vocabulary for 'Friends + At the Restaurant,' front and back.

Beta and Epsilon: write a dialogue between two friends making plans, using each vocabulary word on the front page.

Due Thursday, 1/18, Friday, 1/19 for Beta and Epsilon
Complete the English and Arabic portions of the historical research packet.
look below to 1/11 for the historical sights.
Beta: read the handout 'Friends + At the Restaurant,' front and back. Make sure you are comfortable reading each word, and mark any you need practice with.

Due Wednesday, 1/17
Zeta: use the three websites listed under 1/11 to help you complete the English language research.

Due Tuesday, 1/16
Beta: Complete the matching activity passed out in class to help you prepare for your interviews

Zeta: Continue studying for your interviews, complete the matching activity if not yet completed.

Epsilon: Continue preparing for your interviews, and watch the video here, complete numbers 1+2 in part 2 of the packet.

Due Thursday, 1/11, Friday, 1/12 for Beta and Epsilon
Begin preparing for your Verbal Midyears (interview assessment), due next double period. Prepare by making flashcards, reading each question in Arabic, and preparing answers for each question.

Epsilon: use one of the three timelines posted here, here, or here, and research the timeline of events leading up to Arab of the Future.

Due Wednesday, 1/10, Thursday, 1/11 for Beta
Epsilon: complete the ordering activity, and write what you would have done had you been in Riad's place. The worksheet is posted below:



Zeta: summarize the full reading, including your favorite moment, and what that moment shows. Summarize, in Arabic, in 10-15 sentences. Use the worksheet posted below to help you with key vocabulary



Beta: summarize, in Arabic, up till page 17. Use the document below to help you with key vocabulary. Include Riad's feelings, and why he is feeling a certain way about his first day of school.


Due Tuesday, 1/9
Beta: Complete the headline + description activity. Keep up the awesome work with this!

Zeta: summarize, in Arabic, what has taken place thus far in the reading. Use the vocabulary given on the sheet handed out in class.

Epsilon: summarize, in Arabic, pages 12-23 in 10-15 sentences. Homework can be written out or said verbally as a voice recording. Include what your favorite moment was in the reading thus far, and what that moment shows.

Due Monday, 1/8
Beta: choose six pictures, and write a headline for each picture using the sheet handed out in class (don't worry about writing up your descriptions just yet, we will complete that part in class).

Zeta: complete the headline/description assignment handed out in class.

Epsilon: summarize the pages we read of Arab of the Future in Arabic, using the sheet and vocabulary handed out in class. Summarize in 7-10 sentences. Summarize pages 12-17. We will finish reading up till 23 in class together.
Due Thursday, 1/4, Friday, 1/5 for Beta and Epsilon
Complete the headline/description assignment handed out in class.

http://www.bbc.com/arabic/world-42490577

Due Wednesday, 1/3__
Write a diary entry explaining what you did over break, use the requirements from the assignment in class, listed below:

In your entries, include:
  • One adverb: always, mostly, sometimes, rarely, never
  • The word every/all, كُل
  • The word ‘for,’ لمدة, ex: I went to visit my grandmother in Maryland for three days.
  • The word to celebrate, احتفل

Optional vocabulary:
New Years- راس السنة
Days- أيام

Due Wednesday, 12/20
1. Write a summary for the video we watched in class, posted here. Use the viewing guides completed in class to write your summaries. (Epsilon, disregard as you've already completed this assignment).
2. Read the excerpt attached of Arab of the Future, Part 1. Focus on the character of the father. Focus on the relationship between the father and mother, and between the father and son. Remember, this is a memoir told from the perspective of the child.
3. Read pages 1-11 of Arab of the Future, part 2. Focus on the relationship between the father and son.

Due Tuesday, Beta, Due Wednesday, Zeta and Epsilon
Beta: 1. Read the excerpt attached of Arab of the Future, Part 1. Focus on the character of the father. Focus on the relationship between the father and mother, and between the father and son.
2. Read pages 1-11 of Arab of the Future, part 2. Focus on the relationship between the father and son.

What is the father like? What does he do?

Epsilon, answer the questions below on the listening exercise we completed in class, posted here. . Complete the above for Wednesday.

شو اسم الشب؟
كم عمره؟
مِن وين هو؟
وين يشتغل؟
كم واحد في اسرته؟
كم واحد- how many, used for people (exs: how many are in your group? how many are coming with you? how many are in your family?)

Zeta:
1. Write a paragraph reflection in English on today's guest speaker. Where was Raghad from? What does she do? What did she talk about that was interesting to you? In addition, look up the word 'asylum,' and describe what that process means.
2. Write a 4-5 sentence description of Raghad in Arabic. Write about: where she is from, how old she was, what she does (ممثلة) and what she looks like (describe hair color, length, eye color). You may also write what you choose to describe this person.

Due Monday, 12/18
Read, annotate, and listen to the song posted here. The song lyrics are also posted below.



Due Thursday, 12/14, Friday, 12/15 for Beta and Epsilon
Choose one of your classmates, and write about why they are friends with their friends.

Due Wednesday, 12/13, Thursday, 12/14 for Beta
Choose three of your friends, and say why they are your friends. Use vocabulary you know for this activity.

Due Tuesday, 12/12
Write what you always, often, usually, rarely, and never do with your friends.

Due Monday, 12/11
What do you do with your friends? شو تعمل مع اصحابك؟
Write five actions you do with your friends.

Due Thursday, 12/7, Friday, 12/8 for Beta and Epsilon
Graded as a quiz grade: For each country in the video listed here, answer the following questions:
شو هم ياكلون/يشربون؟
ليش ياكلون/يشربون هذا؟
قديش يدفعون على الطعام كل اسبوع؟

List at least 4-5 foods/drinks for question one, choose one food you find to be important مهم and say why you think it is important, then write out each amount spent in Arabic.

Use the vocabulary we brainstormed in class, and use the countries listed below to write each country's name in Arabic.



Due Wednesday, 12/6, Thursday, 12/7 for Beta
Draw two venn diagrams, one for the needs of people in general and yourself, and one for the wants of people in general and yourself. In addition, write a small paragraph in Arabic (4-5 sentences) explaining what needs and wants are the same and different between yourself and people in general.

Due Tuesday, 12/5
1. Complete the packet handed out in class.
2. Compare your needs/wants to the girls needs/wants in the video. Explain what needs are the same نفس, and what needs/wants are different (differs from) مختلف، يختلف عن (different)

Due Monday, 12/4
Beta and Epsilon:
Call on google voice/voice recording and explain your wants and needs. Choose three wants and three needs, say what they are, and say why they are a want or need.
انا احتاج- I need
انا اريد/انا بدي- I want
عشان-because
للحياة- for life

Zeta: Assignment can be written or spoken (sent as a voice recording/google voice). Compare your house and the speaker's house using the sheet handed out in class. Use the questions on the middle of the page titled اسئلة عن بيتها. Describe her house (say whether her house is old or new, how many rooms are in her house, whether her house is big or small, beautiful or not beautiful, and what the most important room in her house is and why. Challenge: مختلف مِن-different than, نفس مِن- same as, say what is the same in your house and what is different in your house), then compare your house to hers using the adjective sheet below to help. Link to the video is here.



Due Thursday, 11/31, Friday, 12/1 for Beta, Epsilon
Call on google voice/record yourself and send: What is the most important room in your house and why? In your response, you should include a reason saying why this room is the most important. In addition, say the most important room from one of the other students you talked to today in class. Use the following phrase:
انا افكر اهم غرفة في بيتي غرفة ال... عشان


Due Wednesday, 11/29, Thursday, 11/30 for Beta
Describe your own house. Say if your house is:
كبير او صغير
بيت او شقة house or apartment
قديم او جديد old or new
كم فرفة في بيتك
كم شباك في بيتك
كم باب في بيتك

Due Tuesday, 11/28
Write about your thanksgiving break in 7-10 sentences. Write on a piece of paper that you can turn in. Write about:
--> where you went وين رحت؟
--> who you went with مع مين رحت؟
--> what did you do شو عملت؟
--> what food did you eat شو اكلت؟
--> how long you stayed كم يوم بقيت؟
--> what day did you come back على اي يوم رجعت؟

Due Tuesday, 11/21
No homework, recover from quiz.

Due Monday, 11/20
Prepare for a quiz on the following:
--> Family members (identifying family members using a family tree, answering questions in Arabic about your family)
--> Adjectives, Comparative/superlative adjectives (describing people using adjectives, comparing people using adjectives, answering questions about your family using comparative adjectives)
--> Rooms in the house, routines/chores (matching, writing the actions you already know, ex: I cook, I eat, I sleep, I read, I watch TV, etc.)
--> Reading a conversation and answering comprehension questions in English.



Due Thursday, 11/16, Friday, 11/17 for Beta, Epsilon
Identify each chore by writing the names of each chore/routine on the picture packet I handed out in class.

Due Wednesday, 11/15, Thursday, 11/16 for Beta
Write/speak 5 chores/routines شغل البيت you do to help around the house.

Due Tuesday, 11/14
Rewrite the questions below with Mr. Abo-Awad in 3rd person (his name is, he is from, etc.) Use the questions below:
1. What is his name?
2. Where is he from?
3. Is he married?
4. Where does he live?
5. What does he do?

Due Thursday, 11/9, Monday, 11/13 for Beta and Epsilon
1. Review the adjectives packet.
2. Review the 'chores/what I do at home packet.' Review each chore/action you do in each room in your house.
3. Write at least three actions that you do in each room that you already know. Try to challenge yourself and write as many as you can!

Due Wednesday, 11/8, Thursday, 11/9 for Beta
1. Review each adjective, and practice reading the text that explains each adjective aloud.
2. Write a paragraph about you and your siblings using each adjective and comparative adjective. Explain: who is big/bigger, young/younger, tall/taller, short/shorter, smart/smarter, fast/faster, crazy/crazier.

Due Tuesday, 11/7
1. Complete the Prophet Muhammad family tree worksheet.
2. Review the checklist, and see how many language tasks you can perform!

Due Thursday, 11/2, Monday, 11/6 for Beta and Epsilon
1. Complete the English language journal entry below, and review the family tree of the Prophet Muhammed.


2. Call on google voice and say 5 things you did over the weekend in the past tense.
Due Wednesday, 11/1, Thursday 11/2 for Beta
Review the 'conversation questions,' and be ready to ask/respond to each question with your partner in Arabic.
--> Beta, complete Tuesday's assignment. We will complete the above assignment in class.
Due Tuesday, 10/31
Speak 5-7 sentences about yourself and your family over google voice (202) 503-4207, or as a voice recording. Include: your name, how old you are, where you were born, what year you were born in, and who is in your family. Include whether you have a large/small family. Try to be exhaustive in detail!
--> Beta: disregard the above, you will complete this assignment for Thursday. For tomorrow, 1. translate the following question into Arabic, and write your response in a full Arabic sentence:
Is family important in American culture? Yes..., No,.... Family is sort of/a little....
2. Review and complete the 'Family Vocabulary' packet.

Due Monday, 10/30
1. Review the vocabulary to 'Family Unit' packet.
2. Come into class knowing how to say the year you were born in Arabic.


Due Thursday, 10/26, Friday, 10/27 for Beta and Epsilon
1. Complete the 'Family Unit' vocabulary packet.
2. Review the words for 'important'/'culture'. Review your opinion on whether family is important in American culture.
3. Describe the family on the last page of the 'Family Vocabulary' packet. First: choose to be one of the children in the family, and describe each member of the family aloud. Practice explain each relation in Arabic, ex: grandfather, my father's father. Second: explain each relation in writing.

Due Wednesday, 10/25, Thursday, 10/26 for Beta
Draw out your family tree in Arabic! Include: each member of your immediate family (excluding aunts/uncles/cousins/grandparents). Include: 'their name is...', their relation to you, 'brother, sister, etc.' and how old they are.

Due Tuesday, 10/24
Finish the reading assignments passed out in class. Note: there is a typo in the first line. It should read: انا عمري ستة عشرة سنة

Due Monday, 10/23
You will take your last assessment of the quarter, on:
1) School Vocabulary- describing pictures depicting school vocabulary (she is sitting on a chair, he is opening a door, he learns, this is a teacher, etc.)
2) Conjugate verbs in the future tense, and answering questions in the future tense (what will you do, etc.).
3) The words for 'first,' 'second,' 'third,' 'fourth.'
4) Defining vocabulary from Lm3allem in Arabic, putting the song lyrics in the right order, changing the verb subjects (I am the teacher...) describing what the song is about in Arabic.
5) Saying what is allowed/not allowed in school!

Due Thursday, 10/20, Friday, 10/21 for Beta and Epsilon
Note: quiz has been moved to Monday!

Please read the English language excerpts on vol1. and vol.2 found on the Arab of the Future website here. Use the excerpts to answer questions 1-4 handed out in class. Feel free to also listen to the interviews.

Be ready for your written quizzes on 'School Vocabulary,' the future tense, and Lm3allem!
You should be prepared to:
1. Describe pictures depicting school vocabulary (she is sitting on a chair, he is opening the door, he learns, this is a teacher, etc.)
2. Conjugate verbs in the future tense, and answering questions in the future tense.
3. Defining vocabulary from Lm3allem in Arabic, putting the song lyrics in the right order, changing the verb subjects (I am the teacher...), describing what the song is about in Arabic.
4. Saying what is allowed and not allowed in school!


Due Wednesday, 10/18, Thursday, 10/19 for Beta
1. Review the vocabulary to 'School Vocabulary.'
2. Review the future tense.
3. Review Lm3allem.
4. Review ممنوع/مسموح
5. Come into class ready to prepare for your quizzes (Friday, Thursday for Zeta period).

Due Tuesday, 10/17
1. Write down the song lyrics to Lm3allem in 1st person (I am the teacher, you all...)
2. Language task: you meet an Arabic speaker and strike up a conversation. She wants to know what you are learning in Arabic class! Tell her what your are learning about, using the word عن (about, on). 'I am learning about Lm3allem...' Tell her what the song is about in Arabic. 'Lm3allem is about...'

Due Monday, 10/16
1. Complete the packet below.
2. Call me on google voice and say 5 things you will do over the weekend.



Due Thursday, 10/12, Friday 10/13 For Beta and Epsilon
1. Reread the lyrics to Lm3allem, and memorize the chorus as well as you can! The video is posted here.
2. Review the words for first, second, third, fourth.

Due Wednesday, 10/11, Thursday, 10/12 for Beta
Answer questions 1 and 2 from the handout on 'Education in the Middle East.' You can answer the questions in English, but be ready to talk about the questions in Arabic.
--> Beta: Write a paragraph English reflection about Ms. Jessman's visit. Write about what you learned from her presentation, and finally write about the concept of global citizenship. What does that term mean? How did Ms. Jessman display global citizenship? How can you be a global citizen?



Due Tuesday, 10/10
Write/speak 5 sentences about your long weekend! What did you do? Where did you go? Be exhaustive in detail.
--> Beta period: write down questions in English about the differences/similarities between public education abroad (Lebanon and India specifically) and the US. Ms. Jessman will speak to us during Beta period on her experience working abroad as a teacher/administrator helping to oversee public education in Lebanon and India.

Due Thursday, 10/5, Friday 10/6 for Beta and Epsilon
1. Say what is not allowed in school ممنوع and what is allowed in school مسموح. List as many as you can in full sentences.
2. Read the pictures below, and write down the action that is not allowed in English, then write down the action that is not allowed in Arabic.
3. Shortened class on Friday will be spent working through a video of two Arab school children talking about themselves and their daily lives at school. Pre-watch the video here.




Due Wednesday, 10/4, Thursday, 10/5 for Beta
1. Be ready to explain which of your classes are easy 'سهل' and which are difficult 'صعب' using هذا, 'that'. For example: انا اتعلم اللغة العربية في المدرسة، هذا صف صعب.
2. Keep reviewing your vocabulary for the School Unit, كلمات المدرسة.

Due Tuesday, 10/3
1. Read over the class schedules in Arabic. Read first for general understanding, then read for specific vocabulary.
2. Compare your class schedule to this schedule. Identify two differences and two similarities.

Due Monday, 10/2
1. Complete the journaling assignment for Monday. Use the blue books, or write in your own journals, or share via google doc. You should complete this assignment on something that you can save and keep adding to.
2. Review vocabulary from المدرسة packet.



Due Thursday, 9/28, Friday 9/29 for Beta and Epsilon
1. Complete the vocabulary packet for 'Life in School.'
2. Turn in your verbal assessments! Rubric is below.



Due Wednesday, 9/27, Thursday, 9/28 for Beta
1. Complete your video/voicemail assessments, rubric is below.
2. Prepare for your written quizzes as well. You should be able to recognize routines, clothes, colors, and the time using:
-->pictures
-->reading text
3. Use the voice recording below to help you fill out the 'School Vocabulary' packet.

Due Tuesday, 9/26
-->We will spend part of class reviewing for your verbal/written assessments. Review:
1. Daily routines
2. How to tell time
3. Clothes
4. Colors

Due Monday, 9/25
1. Review your flash cards from Friday.
2. Verbally compare clothes worn in the Middle East and clothes worn in the West. شو مختلف؟ What is different?

Due Thursday, 9/21, Friday 9/22 for Beta and Epsilon
Complete the 'Clothes' packet. Be ready to recognize (reading, writing, speaking) each article of clothing + be ready to compare clothes in the Middle East and in the West.

Below are the packets:






Due Wednesday, 9/20, Thursday, 9/21 for Beta
1. Complete the 'Colors' packet. Rewrite each color multiple times, until you can read/write each color.
2. Reread each color aloud to yourself. Be comfortable pronouncing each color as best you can.

Read this article below on the Ghutra:
http://qatar.livejournal.com/339035.html
Read this article below on the Hijab:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2012/11/29/boushra_almutawakel_photographing_variations_of_the_veil_photos.html

Due Tuesday, 9/19
1. Complete your flashcard exercise for tomorrow. On the back, you should include: the definition in Arabic, the definition in English, and using that word in your own sentence.
2. Finish putting the events in the story in order.

Due Monday, 9/18
Call on google voice (202) 503-4207, and tell me what you did over the weekend. Be specific: 'On Friday, I... On Saturday, I... On Sunday, I...' Include at least 5 sentences for each day of what you did (be detailed: what did you do? with who? how long? why? how did you get there/return?). Use ثم to connect your sentences.

Due Thursday, 9/14, Friday 9/15 for Beta and Epsilon
Write down your own 'Worst Day Ever' story using the vocabulary you know from 1. Getting ready, before/after school, 2. How I get to school, 3. New vocabulary from the story.
I will collect your stories, and your stories should be at least 5 sentences.

The powerpoint from class is posted below:

https://docs.google.com/a/latinpcs.org/presentation/d/1NojiJsTSHX6d6a0lugkWqe7intbSgoNK6i6fptiLubc/edit?usp=sharing

Due Wednesday, 9/13, Thursday, 9/14 for Beta
1. Work through the verbal 'can do' checklist handed out at the beginning of the unit. Track your progress so far. We will start with the names of the clothes after each double.
2. Work through the 'telling time' worksheet. Have it completed by the start of class.

Due Tuesday, 9/12
Write down (in full sentences) the times for the events below:
1. اي ساعة تقوم/تقومين مِن النوم؟
2. اي ساعة تروح/تروحين الى المدرسة؟
3. اي ساعة ترجع/ترجعين الى البيت؟
4. اي ساعة تاكل/تاكلين العشاء؟
5. اي ساعة تنام/تنامين؟

Due Monday, 9/11
1. Write your full daily routine (morning till night). Include what you do in the morning, how you get/return to/from school, and what you do after school. Use ثم to connect your sentences.
2. Call me on google voice and say your daily routine (202) 503-4207. Use ثم to connect your phrases.

Due Thursday, 9/7, Friday 9/8 for Epsilon/Beta
Rewrite each action in part 2. In addition, be ready to use each action in part 1 in 3rd person (هو/هي) as well as plural نحن.


Due Wednesday, 9/6
1. Continue to work on your letters. Add in: what you do on the weekend.
2. Review your notes from yesterday. Reread aloud and rewrite each action.

Due Tuesday, 9/5
1. Continue working on your letters. Add in: your favorite class.
2. Read over the wiki article we read in class on عيد الاضحى. Use strategies to isolate key details. We will review the article once more as part of the warm up on Tuesday morning.
3. Review how to wish someone a 'happy/blessed' holiday in Arabic.

https://ar.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%B9%D9%8A%D8%AF_%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A3%D8%B6%D8%AD%D9%89

Due Thursday, 8/31, Friday for Epsilon/Beta
1. Write a rough draft of your schedule in Arabic. Include: each subject you study + the teacher.
2. Be ready for a quiz on the subjects you study in school and the weather. Be ready to identify (write) the subjects and the weather using pictures.

Due Wednesday, 8/30
Continue reading the video script handed out in class and search for words you know, and words that resemble words you know. Keep listening for the subjects she studies in school. Glance at the English translation. The link is below, go to 'Young Girl's Daily Schedule.' You can also access the pdf Arabic and translation from the website.

http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/culturetalk-subtopics/North-Africa/191/Life-of-a-Middle-Schooler

Due Tuesday, 8/29
Write down all the subjects you study in school (that you know in Arabic). This will serve as your basis for your letters to your parents for BTSN (due September 7).

Due Monday, 8/28
1. Listen to the video below and pick out key words you hear, recognize, or understand.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFu1MVK0Fwg
2. Review your class schedule. Remember the verb 'I study' and as many subjects as you can. Up coming assignment for BTSN is posted below.
3. Complete the language task handed out in class from Friday. This is a verbal task, so be ready to answer questions about the exchange student (part 1) and speak the student's response (part 2). The task is below:



Due Friday, 8/25
Review the weather and the days of the week. In class today, we will give forecasts for a few cities.

Due Thursday, 8/24__
1. Review the basics we covered in class (hello, how are you, my name is, etc.)
2. Carefully review the syllabus and have it signed (two signatures required for credit)

Upcoming assignment for BTSN Sep 7:
Write a letter to your parents, giving them your class schedule plus each teacher. Share with them which class is your favorite. Finally, tell them what you do over the weekends.