Pacing Guides at-a-glance for Arabic 1, 2, and 3

The following Pacing Guides are for Arabic Levels one through three.

Pacing Guide for Arabic 1

By the end of each marking period, students can perform the following functions:

Marking Period 1

Unit 1: Joining The Global Community

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Identify stereotypes
  • Identify language communities world-wide
  • Recognize similarities between languages
  • Say and identify the alphabet sounds
  • Spell my name in Arabic
  • Ask how to say a word in Arabic

Demonstrate intercultural awareness by:

  • Expressing courtesy
  • Greeting and saying goodbye
  • Using correct register, gestures, and body language

 

Unit 2: My Personal Identity

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Ask for and give names, age, birthday
  • Identify days and months
  • Make introductions
  • Ask for and give contact information
  • Ask and tell where someone is from
  • Identify numbers

Marking Period 2

Unit 3: My School Life

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Identify the rooms in a school
  • Ask and say where people go in school
  • Identify and describe classroom objects by name and color
  • Express which objects people have and need for school
  • Ask and tell about subject sequencing
  • Identify and carry out specific classroom commands
  • Request someone to do something within the classroom (orally and in writing)

Marking Period 3

Unit 4: My Daily Life

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Identify the seasons
  • Discuss the weather
  • Identify and give the time
  • Discuss recreational activities that I like and do not like to do
  • State when I do recreational activities

Marking Period 4

Unit 5: My Family And Friends

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Discuss relationships between family members and friends
  • Describe people by appearance and personality
  • Identify and ask about family members (orally and in writing)
  • Identify common jobs
  • Describe what family members do as a profession

 

Pacing Guide for Arabic 2

By the end of each marking period, students can perform the following functions:

Marking Period 1

Unit 1: Family and Friendship

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Discuss extended family and relationships
  • Describe professions of family members and friends
  • Describe, then compare the appearances and personalities of family and friends
  • Describe professions of family members and friends
  • Discuss pets and animals
  • Discuss the holidays that I celebrate with my family and friends
  • Express in relation to family members, friends, and myself:
  • Feelings
  • Timeliness
  • What we are doing
  • What we want, are able, and need to do

 

Marking Period 2

Unit 2: My Community/Food

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Discuss places in the city/community
  • Identify and describe food that is typically served in a café/ school cafeteria
  • Order food and beverages at a café / restaurant

Marking Period 3

Unit 3: Navigating Communities/Shopping

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Locate specialty shops in the community
  • Identify which products are sold at certain shops
  • Ask for a certain amount of a product
  • Discuss how to get places in the community
  • Say where I went or where I came from in town
  • Narrate a sequence of places visited in the community

Marking Period 4

Unit 4: My Routine and Well-Being

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Identify parts of the body
  • Discuss what is needed to maintain personal hygiene
  • Describe what people do to stay healthy
  • Identify the rooms in a house and locate related items
  • Discuss household chores and explain which items are used to do them
  • Discuss daily routines in sequence

Pacing Guide for Arabic 3

By the end of each marking period, students can perform the following functions:

Marking Period 1

Unit 1: Communities at Home and Abroad

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Recall a trip to a small community
  • Compare and contrast small communities at home and abroad
  • Identify how weather differs in different communities around the world
  • State what I packed to travel to a specific community
  • Narrate a sequence of places visited in a community

Marking Period 2

Unit 2: Exploring the World

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Identify continents, countries, and cities around the world
  • Identify the Arabic-Speaking World
  • Discuss travel and locations
  • Identify different means of transportations
  • Ask for and give information about travel
  • Describe what is needed to bring on a trip 
  • Describe where I went on a trip
  • Describe what I did on summer vacation
  • Share and describe in sequence the events from a past trip

Marking Period 3

Unit 3: Cultural Awareness in the Arab World

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Identify different forms of Arabic literature and art
  • Name different professions related to literature and art
  • Discuss the difference between traditional and contemporary culture

Marking Period 4

Unit 4: Expressions of Musical Knowledge and Preferences

Functions/Objectives- I can:

  • Express opinion on different forms of culture
  • Identify genres of music
  • Discuss favorite instruments to listen to or to play
  • Distinguish between Western genres of music and those in the Middle East and North Africa