This is the first of two graded books for teaching beginners to write, and read, the Arabic script. It is part of both the MELS Easy Steps in Arabic and the MELS Graded Steps in Arabic courses. All words used in the workbooks, except two, are from the Qur’an.
The Workbook begins with patterns to encourage right to left movement. Special techniques are used to show how words are built up from individual letters. Adequate space for tracing and copying is provided.
The words at any given stage only include letters introduced to that point. A variety of techniques and exercises – diagrams, tracing, word-building, word break-down, word search puzzles – are used to show how words are formed from separate letters and how to identify letters in words.
The main aim of the Workbooks is to make the reading of the Qur’anic script an easy, quick and enjoyable exercise. The ability to write the script is also an essential prerequisite for the further study of Arabic as a language, including the MELS Access to Qur’anic Arabic course.
These Workbooks also provide an entry into the varied, intricate and beautiful art of Arabic calligraphy.