Grade 1 Arabic


The content provided below is created by the Edmonton Islamic Academy.



Textbook & Workbook

We publish our own textbook and workbook. You can use the online version at home with your child through accessing the reader below.


Open Grade 1 Textbook



Open Grade 1 Workbook



Video Lessons

Each video introduces a number of letters and their phonetic variations. You can use these videos at home to practice the lessons with your child. It's best if you help them in how to use the video. 


You can create a writing notebook and devote a page or two to each lesson. This way you can keep track of how you progressed. The videos are available below. The little playlist button on the top right of the video screen will reveal all the videos.


To use the videos, follow the steps explained below:

  1. Sounding out the Letters
  2. Identifying the Letters
  3. Writing the Letters
  4. Exploring the Letters in Context




1. Sounding out the Letters

The first step is to get introduced to the words.

  1. Listen to the video
  2. Replay the section at the end where the letters are introduced
  3. Pause the video when one letter is spoken
  4. Try to imitate the sound of the letter
  5. Likewise, pause the video and try to sound out the other letters


2. Identifying the Letters

Once you know how to sound out the words, see if you can recall and read them.

  1. Pause the video at the point where you see all the letters written out
  2. Try to sound out each letter from memory
  3. Replay the check if you're correct
  4. Continue until you feel fairly fluent

3. Writing the Letters

After you can visually identify the words, it's time to write them down.

  1. Pause the video at the point where you see all the letters written out
  2. Copy the letters on a piece of paper or small board.
  3. While you write them down, sound them out again
  4. When you've written them down once, cover up your writing and don't look at your screen
  5. Try to now write the letters from memory
  6. Again, sound them out as you're writing them
  7. You may peek if you forgot what the letters were or how to write them
  8. Continue until you can do it without peeking at the answer


4. Exploring the Letters in Context

  1. Listen to the whole video again and see how the word are used and what does it mean
  2. Pause the video and try to imitate the sound, making sure you pronounce the words you just learned right
  3. Write the other words down as well
  4. Try to understand the meaning of the words and relate them to your daily life
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