Arabic Calligraphy Teaching
When teaching Arabic Calligraphy the teacher should ensure the following points form the basis of his/her class:
1- Provide students with two specific goals:
- General Goal – such as improve overall Arabic Calligraphy practice and confidence.
- Specific Goal – such as learning how to write the letter “Alef” e.g. , and its position inside the Arabic word).
2- Familiarize student with the first letter Alif and present a word or sentence where it appears in different forms (beg, middle, end)
3- Ensure adequate supply of materials is available for the class such as:
- Colored Chalks etc.
- hanging boards,
- submitting papers,
- calligraphy notebooks.
- Beginning the class with an Arabic sentence and describe its meaning to the students, (the sentence may be a Quranic verse, Hadith , old Arabic Sayings or Maxims).
- Describing each letter and how to commence it
- Asking them general questions on what was described to ensure that whether they have acquired information or not.
- Students will write the sentence in their notebooks according to what was shown and described.
- There will be a follow-up on their handwritings and guidance Whilst writing
- Marks upon finished work
- A similar sentence to write as homework to continue practice
- Note that, these steps will depend on their ability of reading and writing Arabic letters and sentences that they learned from The KG stages.
- Children will be learnt 2 Calligraphy styles ( Naskh and Reqaa ) as they are easy to learn specially in first years of education . But the other scripts can be learnt to the elder