Learning the Arabic script (3) Pictures writing
This week ends the cycle of posts about techniques for learning to write in Arabic, but more posts will follow about other topics, so stay tuned!
Picture writing, or writing with the aid of pictures, is a great way to boost your vocabulary and your ability to recognize words.
The teacher hands out cards with all the words needed to create a short piece of writing. Each card has one word printed on it as well as a picture that represents the object that the word refers to.
Then he/she asks the learners to recompose the starting text, or to create a new, original text, using the same vocabulary given in the template.
The learners can spell out the words they’re using while creating the text or read it once it’s completed.
I think that this activity works very well to bridge the gap between the acquisition of new words and their use in context, while exercising at the same time word retrieval, reading, sentence building and speaking skills.