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AR SPELL: Teaching Vocabulary and Language Skills
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Direct teaching of vocabulary can help improve comprehension only when taught in meaningful context. Through the use of technology, students can develop their academic vocabulary in an engaging and fun way.

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Arts and Humanities
Mathematics
Social Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jennifer Kimbrell
Date Added:
01/28/2016
Arabic Dictionaries
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Babylon's Arabic Dictionaries page contains 22 specialized, user-generated, English-Arabic dictionaries and glossaries. Glossary topics include such wide ranging subjects as automotive, financial, dental, medical, and legal terms, as well as biblical and bird names.

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Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Babylon Ltd.
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Building Vocabulary: Making Multigenre Glossaries Based on Student Inquiry
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Students choose unfamiliar words from their reading and create a multigenre, multimodal glossary of terms.

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Arts and Humanities
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
09/28/2013
Christian Terms in Arabic
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This site offers a brief list of words that relate to Christianity, including a number of terms that are specific to Christianity as it is practiced in the Middle East. Many of the words are accompanied by brief explanations of their significance. The glossary is preceded by a brief introduction.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Religious Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Translation Directory
Author:
Wikipedia
Date Added:
10/14/2013
English - Arabic Finance Glossary
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This is a lengthy glossary of highly technical terms focused on finance. Its contents include words dealing with taxes, inheritance, interest rates, retirement plans, and every other aspect of personal finance, as well as many generic legal terms that are also used in the finance world.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Finance
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Translation Directory
Author:
Badr Assila
Date Added:
10/14/2013
English Arabic Juvenile Law Glossary
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This is a small and extremely specialized glossary containing words that related to the legal status and concerns of minors and juveniles, including such issues as child abuse and the emancipation of minors. Words are translated, but not transliterated.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Translation Directory
Date Added:
10/14/2013
English-Arabic Legal Glossary
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This is an extensive glossary of technical legal terms. Its contents include words dealing with contracts, court terminology, and legal language. The glossary also includes certain economic, real estate and various terms from other disciplines that intersect with the law.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Law
General Law
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Translation Directory
Author:
Mohamed El-Awagy
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Glossary of Arabic Grammar Terms
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This is a list of grammatical terms in alphabetical order in Arabic alongside their English meaning. The list is comprehensive, including definitions and explanations of terms that could be seen as vague, such as what is meant by "the ten letters."

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Middle East International Services
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Online Phrase Books
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'Online Phrase Books' is a webpage that hosts phrase books for numerous languages, grouped by topical categories. Users simply choose the two language they wish to use (English and Arabic, for example), and they are presented with 15 lists of phrases with topics like basics, hotels, shopping, food and drink, "In the Restaurant," and others. Audio recording of the phrases are provided for both languages. Words in red have synonyms, antonyms, or other related terms.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
ECTACO, Inc. and LingvoSoft
Date Added:
10/14/2013
A Practical Grammar of the Arabic Language (PDF)
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This grammar text, written in 1891, is designed for beginning students. It explains the most essential aspects of Arabic grammar from a highly technical stance. It begins with the alphabet, including a discussion of pronunciation and proceeds to more advanced topics such as the parts of Arabic speech. The text includes interlineal reading lessons, dialogues and vocabulary, and ends with an unvoweled glossary. The filesize of the PDF is 14 MB.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
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Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
Bernard Quaritch Ltd
Author:
Ahmad Faris Shidyaq
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Read Arabic!
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The Read Arabic! Internet lessons were developed at the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland primarily with high school students of Arabic in mind; however, the materials can also be used for those in college at the basic and intermediate level as well. The website assumes knowledge of the Arabic alphabet and how to read. In addition to lessons, the website includes a basic overview of the Arabic language in English, from its history to modern usage, and learning suggestions.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Maryland
Date Added:
11/06/2012
Thornton's Arabic Series Volume II, Elementary Arabic, First Reading-Book
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This is the second volume in a series of four books, first published in 1919. The series treats Arabic grammar in a highly technical way and was written to expand up the foundational Arabic text, Wright's Grammar. This volume of Elementary Arabic is divided into four sections of readings, including extract from the Qur'an, stories of warriors, hadith, and historical extracts. It ends with a glossary and a grammatical analysis of the readings.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Frederic Du Pre Thornton
Reynold A. Nicholson
William Wright
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Thornton's Arabic Series Volume III, Elementary Arabic, Second Reading-Book
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This is the third volume in Thornton's Arabic Series. It contains more advanced readings that have only limited footnotes to explain vocabulary and grammatical issues. According to the work's author, the passages presented in this book were selected and placed in chronological order for the purpose of demonstrating the social and literary development of Arab civilization during the classical period. The book includes a glossary.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Frederic Du Pre Thornton
Reynold A. Nicholson
William Wright
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Thornton's Arabic Series Volume IV, Elementary Arabic, Third Reading-Book
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This is the final text in Thornton's Arabic Series. It contains numerous literary extracts from classical Arabic sources along with explanatory footnotes. Selections come from the Qur'an, classical travel literature, poems, historical sources, some religious texts, grammatical texts, and biographies. A glossary is included.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Literature
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Nicholson, Reynold A.
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Unified Medical Dictionary
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This dictionary of medical terminology was assembled by the World Health Organization in order to "to meet the urgent need in Arab countries for unified medical terms." The current edition of the dictionary contains over 150,000 terms in English and Arabic. Users can search the dictionary on this site.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
World Health Organization
Date Added:
10/14/2013