Arabic 3/4
link to the listening password: abed16
AAPPL testing posted here.
Wednesday, 5/16
Use the infograph posted here to:
discuss whether an individual country has freedom of media and why. Does multiple media channels mean freedom of media? Does political media mean free media?

Friday, 5/11
Choose ten words from the newest vocabulary sheet and make a story out of those words. Send to me as a voice recording.

Wednesday, 5/9
Watch the video posted here, and describe each picture as you hear the description of each photo. Send as a voice recording.

Tuesday, 5/8
Prepare text 1 of chapter 16. Listen to the text, and practice reading along. We will use the text as listening and reading practice in class.

Monday, 5/7
Complete the AAPPL as a written assignment.
Wednesday, 5/2
Complete a reading/listening demo to prepare for the exam. Use the listening activity posted here, to help you prepare.

Monday, 4/30
Complete an AAPPL demo exam to prepare for the exam. The exam demo is posted here.

Friday, 4/27
Watch the lecture attached on Ramadan in Egypt posted here, and fill out the worksheet handed out in class on Ramadan before you watch the video.

Wednesday, 4/25
Complete the daily schedule handout from class.

Tuesday, 4/24
Extension on assignment below, and read and annotate the AAPPL questions passed out in class.

Monday, 4/23
Record yourself answering each question below in full paragraph form, using as much detail as possible to explain yourself, and use at least two transition words per answer. Send them to me before class, you will listen to each other's recordings in class on Monday and work to give each other feedback.

Friday, 4/20
Practice reviewing and answering the questions from class, and be ready to record yourself answering each question in as much detail as possible in class for Monday. Use the recording below to listen to and practice each question:

Wednesday, 4/18
Review notes from class today, and plan out where you'd like to be at the end of the year in terms of your AAPPL results.

Tuesday, 4/17
Answer questions 1-6 on the seasons in your white books.

Friday, 4/13
Write a 5 sentence summary on the part of Lion King الأسد الملك watched in class. We will summarize the story of Lion King together in class on Friday. If you'd like to keep watching the movie, it is posted here.

Wednesday, 4/11
No homework, recover from Socratic seminar.

Tuesday, 4/10
Write your paragraph response to the seminar question to help you prepare for the seminar.

Monday, 4/9
Translate and answer questions 1-6.

Wednesday, 3/4
Write a 4-5 sentence reflection in Arabic choosing one of the chapters below to focus on. Say, out of the three chapters below, which you'd like to study and why.

Chapter 13, Arab Cultural Identity- باب ١٣، الإنتماء و الهويّة العربيّة
Chapter 15, Theater and Other Arts in the Arab World- المسرح و فنون الأخرى
Chapter 16, The Arab Media- الإعلام العربي باب ١٦

Tuesday, 3/20
Interviews with Mr. Porcelli! Practice speaking in the paragraph form on questions of interest and think about strategies to steer the conversation in a particular direction.

Rubric attached:

Monday, 3/19
Complete your final drafts, and turn in a printed copy to me. We will spend the class preparing for your interviews/strategies for your interviews for Tuesday.

Prompts are below:

Friday, 3/16
Complete your rough drafts and share with me.

Wednesday, 3/14
Complete your first paragraphs of your essays. Final draft due Monday, 3/19.
Interviews with Mr. Porcelli, Tuesday 3/20.

Tuesday, 3/13
No homework, recover from quiz.

Monday, 3/12
Prepare for a comprehensive vocabulary quiz on segments 1-3.

On your quiz, you should expect to:
--> perform word associations
--> translate (English to Arabic, Arabic to English)
--> give definitions of words in Arabic
--> given the definition, give the word in Arabic
--> answer discussion questions on the topics/issues at hand

Use the recording below to help you with vocabulary.

Thursday, 3/8
Practice vocabulary from segments 1-3 by making flash cards, writing words in sentences, circomlocuting to explain definitions, memrise, etc.

Tuesday, 3/6
Write a 5-7 sentence reflection on the seminar question below, and prepare for a socratic seminar on the question. Use your paragraph preparation, vocabulary, and question written out in class to prepare for the seminar.

Monday, 3/5
Socratic seminar on question below.

Friday, 3/1
Prepare for a socratic seminar by writing a paragraph response to the prompt below. You must use five vocabulary words from segments 1-3 in your response:

تفكرون الإمرأة في امريكا عندها نفس الحقوق مثل الرجل؟ في اي مجالات؟ شو لازم يصير لتزيد مشاركتها في المجتمع؟

Wednesday, 2/28
Complete the written responses to each picture handed out in class. Answer questions 1-4 on each picture, and record your answers on the packet.

Tuesday, 2/27
Complete your 'life story,' assignments.

Monday, 2/26
Choose one of the speakers in chapter four (texts 1-3), and tell me their life story. Use at least six vocabulary words from their section in your response. You can determine what their lives are like based on what they said about the topics at hand. Fill in the missing details using your imagination. Where are they from? What was their childhood like? What did they study in college? What is their family life like? What do they do for a living?

Friday, 2/23
Summarize the whole reading by summarizing each paragraph in 3-5 sentences.
Paragraph one: بدون-اهل
Paragraph two: بدون شك- اخرى
Paragraph three: فكون- مِن قبل

Wednesday, 2/21
1. Complete the comprehension questions passed out in class.
2. Complete your summaries (top box) of second page of packet handed out in class.

Tuesday, 2/20
1. Read and annotate segment 3.
2. Complete the vocabulary practice passed out on Friday.

Friday 2/16
In English, write one goal (one goal each) on how you plan to improve your reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. In addition, write (3-5 sentences) on how you plan on achieving this.

Wednesday, 2/14
Complete the comprehension questions passed out in class.

Tuesday, 2/13
Review segment two vocabulary.

Monday, 2/11
1. Take some time reviewing the vocabulary to segment 2, be sure to be able to describe each word, and know the word in Arabic, without looking at your paper.
2. Read/listen to segment 2, from الإقتصادية to the end.

Friday, 2/9
1. Read and annotate till الإقتصادية, top of page 41.
2. Listen to segment two again, think about the relationship between women's movements in the West and in the East. What is the speaker saying about these movements?
3. Continue reviewing vocabulary from segment 1 and segment 2.

Wednesday, 2/7
1. Review the vocabulary to segment 1 and 2.
2. Read and listen to segment 2, annotate for words you know, phrases you can infer, phrases you need work on.

Tuesday, 2/6
1. Complete the vocabulary packet to segment 2
2. Using the vocabulary, predict in 1-2 Arabic sentences what the segment will be about.

Monday, 2/5
1. Answer the comprehension questions to section 1.
2. Write a summary to text 1.

Friday, 2/2
1. Review vocabulary of text 1.
2. Read and annotate text 1. Box words you know, underline phrases you infer, and circle phrases you need clarification on.

Wednesday, 1/31
Practice vocabulary for tomorrow by completing the vocabulary roots and definition worksheet.

Tuesday, 1/30
Write about three stereotypes Americans generally have of Arab women, and write about three stereotypes the rest of the world generally has of Americans. You should explain each stereotype, rather than just list each.

Monday, 1/30
What chapter are we going to study next? Review the text of the seminar below, and determine which chapter we are studying next based on your votes.

Due Friday, 1/26
Complete the writing activity on the handout in class, back page of the listening activity. In addition, reread the last paragraph, focusing on what the speaker says about the differences between fruits and vegetables in the Middle East and the US.

Due Wednesday, 1/24
Complete the video responses from class today.

Due Tuesday, 1/23
1. Complete the vocabulary drill handed out on Monday.
2. Read/listen to and annotate segment 5, chapter 5.

Due Monday, 1/22
Final drafts of your essays are due. Print and bring to class!

Due Friday, 1/19
Print out your rough drafts of your essays. I will hand back your rough drafts with comments at the end of class.

Due Wednesday, 1/17
Share with me your English language outlines for your essays, due Monday, 1/22.
Rubric is attached below:

Due Tuesday, 1/16
Prepare for your interviews with Mr. Porcelli. The rubric, requirements, questions, and practice are all attached below under Wednesday's date.

Due Friday, 1/12
Rewrite questions 11-20, and write an answer for each question to help you prepare for your interviews.

Due Wednesday, 10/10
Prepare for your interviews with Mr. Porcelli, on Tuesday, 1/16. In order to help you prepare:
1) Review the questions to prepare for
2) Rewrite questions 1-10, and write your answers in each box.

Due Tuesday, 1/9
1. Write 10-15 sentences on the preparation of the dish watched found here. . Include: what she does at each step, the ingredients of the dish, whether you think you'd like to eat it or not, how long roughly you think it takes to prepare. Use the vocabulary worked on in class.
2. Read segment 4

Due Monday, 1/8
Listen to segment 4, ch. 5. using the listening link above.

Due Friday, 1/5
Complete the headline/description assignment.

Due Wednesday, 1/3
Write a 5-10 sentence English reflection, comparing your abilities/how you feel about your Arabic abilities between now and this time last year. Where are you in your skills? How have you progressed? How do you feel about your Arabic abilities? What would you like to improve in?

In Class, January 2nd
Choose five pictures, choose a title per picture, and describe each picture in 5-7 sentences.

Due Wednesday, 12/10
Watch the video posted here, and try to determine the girl's daily routines. What kind of food does she eat, and why?

Due Tuesday, 12/19
Complete the handout from class. Read and annotate the handout, then answer questions 1+2 for segment four on the handout.
Due Monday, 12/18
1. Read the conversation from the socratic seminar below for comprehension. Try to follow the thread of the conversation.
2. Read segment 4 and annotate. Answer questions 1+2.

Due Friday, 12/15
Prepare for a quiz on segment four vocabulary.

Due Wednesday, 12/13
Prepare for your socratic seminar on:
Fast food in America: should fast food be an important part of American culture? What are the positives and negatives of fast food?
What is the difference between culture and society?

Due Tuesday, 12/12
Revise and review what you wrote on fast food on Monday. Think more on why fast food should/should not be spread to the rest of the world. What are the positives and negatives of fast food? Include the positives and negatives in your response, depending on whether you are pro/con.

Due Monday, 12/11
1. Write 4-5 sentences on fast food in America in Arabic. Why is fast food in America a part of American culture? Why is fast food important in America? What does this say about us as Americans?
2. Read and annotate the reading on the rise of fast food in the Middle East, posted here.. Pay special attention to the title: what does the title mean? How is fast food politicized in the Middle East? What is fast food a symbol of, according to some Arabs?

We will have a socratic seminar on fast food on Tuesday: why is fast food important in America? Why is fast food a part of our culture? Should fast food be spread to the rest of the world? Why/why not?

Due Friday, 12/8
1. Complete the reading activity handed out on Tuesday (back page, answer whether the speaker prefers Arab food or American food and why!) The reading activity is listed below, last page.
2. Finish annotating the reading on المسخّن. Circle words you know, underline words/phrases you can infer, put brackets around the words/phrases you don't know. The reading is listed here.

Due Wednesday, 12/6
Prepare for a vocabulary quiz on segment 3 vocabulary.

Due Tuesday, 12/5
Annotate segment 3:
--> Circle words you know
--> Underline words/phrases you can infer
--> Put brackets round the words/phrases you don't know

Due Monday, 12/4
Define each vocabulary word in Arabic from segment 3, ch. 5. In addition, listen to the segment, and listen for words that you know. Try to get an idea of what the segment is about.

Due Friday, 12/1
Write a summary of segment 2. In your summaries, you should include five main ideas that the speaker spoke about, and say how each main idea led to the next.

Due Wednesday, 11/28
Complete questions 1-2 on page 57.

Due Tuesday, 11/27
1. Finish the comprehension questions from the handout in class.
2. Prepare for a vocabulary quiz by writing each word in a sentence/writing your own story using each word/explaining each word in Arabic.

Prepare for a vocabulary quiz on segment 2, Chapter 5. You should be ready to:
--> define words in Arabic
--> use words in meaningful sentences to show meaning in Arabic

The vocabulary is posted below should you need it.

Due Monday, 11/20
Record yourself reading text 2 aloud and send to me.

Due Friday, 11/17
1. Listen to text 2. Review the vocabulary for text 2, Practice reading text 2 aloud.
2. Write a sentence for each vocabulary word from the handout on text 2/explain the meaning of each sentence in Arabic.

Due Wednesday, 11/15
1. Read the notes posted below from Tuesday's socratic seminar. Be ready to answer comprehension questions about what each of your peers say.
2. Prepare for a vocabulary quiz on text 1, chapter 5. Be ready to describe words in Arabic by defining words in Arabic/giving definitions of words in Arabic. Use the vocabulary sheet posted below to review.

Due Tuesday, 11/14
Review the last paragraph. The last paragraph reveals what the speaker things American culture is like.

If food is a part of culture, and Arab food takes a long time to prepare, that means Arabs care about preparing food/put effort into preparing food/don't mind that food takes a long time.
If food is a part of culture, and American food cannot be prepared in the Arab manner, that means Americans don't take a long time to prepare food/don't have the time to prepare food for a long time.

What do you think the speaker thinks about daily life in America, given that Americans don't prepare food in the Arab manner (takes too long)? Write a sentence saying what you think the speaker thinks about Americans/American culture using a piece of textual evidence. You will use this sentence as part of an Arabic socratic seminar tomorrow.

Due Monday, 11/13
1. Complete questions 1+2 on page 56.
2. Summarize the reading. Write about what the speaker talked about at the beginning: الأول
the middle: النصف
the end: الآخر

Due Wednesday, 11/8
Record your voice reading segment 1 of chapter 5, and share with me.

Due Tuesday, 11/7
1. Review the warm up, and write another 'I think that...' statement. You will use this final 'I think that' statement as part of your warm up.
2. Review the vocabulary to segment one, chapter 5. Write each word in a sentence/define each word in Arabic.
3. Listen to the video, and try your best to infer meaning.

Due Monday, 11/6
Read the notes from class for comprehension. Be ready to answer comprehension questions, ex: who said they want to study about the Bedouins? Who said they wanted to study about food? Why did they say that?

Due Wednesday, 11/1
Prepare for your Arabic socratic seminar. You should review:
1. The Arabic sentence you wrote saying what you'd like to study next (what chapter) and why.
2. The general vocabulary for giving an opinion, so that you can follow the conversation.
Note, chapter: باب

Due Tuesday, 10/31
1. Complete the handout for tomorrow (collected and graded). Summarize texts 1-5 using the handout.
2. Review the 'expressing opinions' handout, and write an English language sentence, detailing what you'd like to study next in the chapter and why.

Due on October 25
Students will submit an 'autobiography' similar to those in chapter 1 of the text.
The autobiography must be typed as presentation.

Due Tuesday, 10/24
You will be interviewed by Mr. Porcelli. You will have the English questions in front of you to refer to as you are interviewed.

Due Monday, 10/23
Keep preparing for your interview assessments using the notes/questions handed out in class. In addition, use the voice recording below to listen to each question read aloud.

Due Friday, 10/20
1) Prepare the summary to text 5 in Arabic. Read the summary in English, and find key vocabulary you know in order to begin translating the summary into Arabic.
2) Continue practicing the questions found on the Interview Assessment.

Due Wednesday, 10/18
1) Prepare the vocabulary from text 5 in Arabic for class. Use the vocabulary sheet to help you define each word in Arabic.
2) Listen to text 5. Use the vocabulary sheet to help you comprehend the text.
3) Continue reviewing the questions found on the Interview Assessment.

Due Tuesday, 10/17
1) Prepare the comprehension questions on the warm up (comprehension questions on text 4) in Arabic. Answer each question first in English, then use your responses to help guide your questions in Arabic.
2) Review the Interview Assessment sheet below. Circle each key word in the question that you know how to say in Arabic.

Due Monday, 10/16
1) Prepare the warm up below. First: find the key words you need in order to ask/answer each question. Second: circle those key words, and write their meanings in Arabic. Third: translate each question into Arabic. Fourth: write your responses to each question.
2) Read text 4. Circle words you know, box words you are unsure of/can infer from context, underline words you don't know. Use the warm up to help guide your comprehension of the text.
3) Review the assessment description below. Begin thinking/translating some of the questions into Arabic.
4) Prepare for your quiz on text 4!

Due Friday, 10/13
Prepare for your written vocabulary quizzes on text 4. You should be prepared to:
--> recognize Arabic vocabulary
--> define the vocabulary in Arabic

Due Wednesday, 10/11
1) Define each word from text 4 in Arabic. Text 4 vocabulary is listed below.
2) Write one sentence for each word on the text 4 vocab sheet (excluding the grammar points). Review the warmup, also listed below!
3) Record your voice reading text 4 aloud. Listen to the recording multiple times and try to mimic the speaker before you read.
4) Prepare for a vocabulary quiz on text three on Friday!

Due Tuesday, 10/10
Note: this homework will be collected.
Write/speak 10 sentences about your life, using any of the vocabulary words from text 3, one word per sentence.
--> Ex: I am not married, I want to go to college, I don't want to be a teacher but my father is, I leave school at 5 pm, I grew up in DC.

Due Friday, 10/6
Continue reading the rest of segment 3. Answer the questions below:
--> Where does the speaker's son Elias work? What does he do?
--> Where did the speaker's daughter study? What does she do now?

Due Wednesday, 10/4
1. Summarize the first half of the reading.
2. Answer the questions below in Arabic to help you guide your summary:
--> Where does the speaker live?
--> Is the speaker married? How many kids does he have?
--> Where did the speaker study? Where did the speaker work?
--> Why did the speaker retire?

Due Tuesday, 10/3
1. Make flash cards for each word to help you study. On each flash card, include:
--> the word in Arabic
--> its definition in English (optional)
--> your definition of the word in Arabic
2. Use each word from the packet in a sentence. Make sure the sentence describes the meaning of the word well.
3. Listen to segment 3. Use your flash card words to help you prepare.

Due Monday, 10/2
1. Complete your worksheets passed out in class.
2. Review your flash cards made in class.
3. Listen to text 3. Have a general sense of the speaker: where are they from? Are they married? How many kids do they have?

Due Friday, 9/29
1. Listen to text 2. Underline words you know. Use your flashcards to help you read.
2. Prepare the comprehension questions for text two. Answer in English, then answer in Arabic.
3. Listen to all of text 3. Use the listening guide to help you listen.

Due Wednesday, 9/27
1. Complete the worksheets handed out in class. Be ready to describe each word in Arabic and answer comprehension questions on the text in Arabic/English.
2. Listen to text two once more.
3. Listen to the voice recording below. This will help you to pronounce each word.

Due Tuesday, 9/26
1. Be ready for a vocabulary quiz on texts 1-2. You should be comfortable:
-->defining vocabulary in Arabic
2. In addition, listen to segment 3. The link is posted above. The time stamp for segment three is listed in our books.
3. Read the proficiency descriptors listed below, focusing on pages 16-22. Come into the double having placed yourself on one of the scales (novice-advanced) and give reasons for why you decided to list yourself at that level. I will have individual conversations with each of you in order to help make goals for proficiency for the year.

Due Monday, 9/25
Complete the worksheets handed out on Friday. Review the vocabulary. Be prepared to define each word in Arabic.

Due Friday, 9/22
1. Complete your flash cards. Be ready to define vocabulary in Arabic and to answer comprehension questions 1-3 on page 3.
2. Begin reviewing texts 1-2 for a quiz on Monday. You should be comfortable:
--> defining vocabulary in Arabic
--> answering comprehension questions on the text
--> ask your own comprehension questions on the text

Due Wednesday, 9/20
Compare the first and second reading. Write three similarities and three differences. To make a comparison, we need the following vocabulary
يختلف عن- different
يشبه- similar

Due Tuesday, 9/19
Continue reading the second reading. Pick out key words/important words.

Due Monday, 9/18
Answer and translate questions 1-3 on the second reading (page 3).

Due Friday, 9/15
1. Prepare an autobiography (at least 5 sentences), following the same style of the first two readings. Include: where you were born, what your childhood was like, where you went to elementary/middle/high school, and where you'd like to go to college.
2. Begin annotating the second reading. Read for information first: basic facts, basic summary, basic idea. Then start annotating for inferences: what you think the author might be saying, the general idea of the author's speech.

Due Wednesday, 9/13
1. Listen to the second reading found on page 3. Follow the steps for listening to new material.
2. Record yourself reading the first reading. Before you read, listen to the recording a few times, then listen as you read along, then record yourself reading. Pay special attention to difficult words. Send me your recordings.

Due Tuesday, 9/12
1. Listen to the second paragraph following the steps of listening handed out in class. We will analyze the second paragraph in this manner for tomorrow.
2. Focus on the verbs found at the bottom of the vocab sheet handed out. Listen for these verbs. Then, once you begin reading (following the steps handed out), infer the possible meaning of these verbs from context.

Due Monday, 9/11
1. Reread the first paragraph and define the following words in Arabic. Determine the meaning of the words from context, not using google translate: والد، والدة، عمل، عاش، طفولة، بداية
2. Read the second paragraph with strategies in mind (circle words you know, box words you think you know/can infer from context/sound like words you know, underline words you don't know).
3. Listen to the recording of the intro multiple times. Make sure you can pronounce words you don't know by listening and immersing yourself in what the speaker says.

Due Friday, 9/8
1) Listen for the following words in Arabic: ، تخرج، تزوج، تعليم، انتقل، عريقة، عمل، طفولة، بداية
2) Listen to and read the whole of segment 1 found on page 2. Be comfortable reading the passage aloud.

3) Be prepared to discuss basic comprehension questions on the passage.

Due Wednesday, 9/6
1) Complete your letters for BTSN. We will spend time in class reading each other's letters.
2) Read the introductions to your books in English. The introduction gives a full explanation of the book.
3) Read the proficiency guidelines below, focusing on pages 14-20. Think about where you are now, and think about a language goal you have for the remainder of the year.

Due Tuesday, 9/5
Share with me your letters for back to school night by Monday at 5 pm. In your letters you should include:
1. Your full class schedule in Arabic. (each teacher in Arabic, plus each period in Arabic حصة)
2. Say which class is your easiest class. Say which class is your hardest class. Say which class is your favorite class.
3. Include 3 pictures of what you did over summer and 3 sentences describing each picture.
Due Friday, 9/1
Continue working on your letters to your parents for BTSN. You should have corrected your mistakes on your typed class schedule assignment, and you should now add in your easiest/hardest classes. In your typed letters you should include: a picture with 3 sentence description (you may use the words we've worked on in class or your own), your class schedules, + the easiest/hardest class you study.

Your rough draft will be due by the end of Friday's lesson. The completed letters are due September 7.

Due Wednesday, 8/30
1. Watch the video once more from class. Feel free to read along with the English translation. Open the video entitled 'Summer Activities.'
2. Continue working on your letter to your parents for BTSN due September 7. Write your class schedule in an email to me. Don't look up any of the words, write your class schedule from memory!

Due Tuesday, 8/29
Write down a time that you traveled using the words from the warm-up on Monday. Add this to your break description.

Due Monday, 8/28
Add at least 1 new sentence to your previous assignment using one of the new words from class on Friday.

Due Friday, 8/25
1. Collect at least three pictures from summer break (they can on your phone or printed)
2. Write at least 2 sentences about each picture describing what you did during break (6 sentences total).

Due Thursday, 8/24
1. IN ARABIC: write two truths and a lie about your summer breaks.
2. Review the syllabus carefully and have it signed (2 signatures required)
3. Use the slideshow below to order the sentences in Arabic.