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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

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بيت أحلامي
Arabic:
A Place I Call Home

اضغط هنا للترجمة باللغة العربية

Video Summary

In this lesson, students learn vocabulary used to describe the rooms and exterior features of houses, including their own dream houses. Ms. Mayalah introduces the day's lesson by playing music for the class in which Lebanese singer SabaaH sings about her "dear little house." After reviewing the class agenda with the students, Ms. Mayalah shows videos of a traditional house in Syria and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram's modern house in Lebanon, and introduces vocabulary to describe the features of each house. Next, students work in pairs to complete a sentence-strip activity, choosing whether a written description describes the traditional house or the modern one. Students use worksheets to write descriptions of their own dream houses and interview one another about their dream houses. They then present their descriptions orally and without using their notes to the entire class.


Standards Addressed

Communication:

Interpersonal, Presentational

Cultures:

Products

Comparisons:

Cultural



Key Terms
heritage speaker
realia
thematic units




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Classroom at a Glance
Teacher: Manar Mayalah
Language: Arabic II and III
Grades: 9 and 10
School: Granada Hills Charter School, Los Angeles, California
Lesson Date: March 10
Class Size: 22 (filmed with 12)
Schedule: 55 minutes daily


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