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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

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ازاي الجو في مصر؟
Arabic:
Comparing the Weather

اضغط هنا للترجمة باللغة العربية

Video Summary

In this lesson, Mr. Fawzy's sixth-grade class continues to learn about the weather in the Arab world and to practice speaking and writing using Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) infused with dialects. Mr. Fawzy begins by showing slides that describe the weather in Egypt and in Chicago. He asks students questions about the weather in each place and then has them develop questions of their own using different dialects they have been practicing. Next, the class is divided into two groups for a timed presentational activity. Each group member compares the weather in a picture they chose to the weather in an Arab country in the same season. Then students complete a worksheet, labeling eight different pictures using Modern Standard Arabic or a dialect with a brief description of the weather shown. The class ends with another writing activity. Students write down a question based on the weather and trade questions with another student. They will read the question and answer it at home.


Standards Addressed

Communication:

Interpersonal, Presentational

Cultures:

Practices

Comparisons:

Cultural



Key Terms
dialect
Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES)
informal assessment
thematic units




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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Wael Fawzy
Language: Arabic
Grades: 6
School: LaSalle II Magnet Elementary School, Chicago, Illinois
Lesson Date: April 6
Class Size: 8
Schedule: 45 minutes, 4 times a week


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