Word sort activity using Arabic loan words used in English that are "borrowed" from Arabic.
This activity provides Arabic students with an opportunity to build on their background knowledge about the Arabic language during the first week of school or with a substitute teacher. This activity could also be used at any time during the year or in an English/Language Arts classroom to develop English vocabulary (because all the words are also used in English), a Social Studies/History unit, Journalism class for a focus on the Middle East, or a Middle Eastern Studies course. This activity could easily be used as substitute plans.
Pages include 1 page of headers, and 1 page of words to sort (47 words total), an answer key, 3 pages of actual dictionary definitions for each word, 2 pages of a self-assessment for students to use so you can assess their background knowledge before the activity, a skeleton lesson plan outline for a substitute, and a how-to page. Cover page and credits/thank-you not included in page count.
Keywords: Arabic loan words, English words borrowed from Arabic, English words of Arabic origin, English words with Arabic roots, Substitute plan, Sub plans, Emergency Substitute Plans, etymology, Maternity Leave Plans