Collins Big Cat Arabic Reading Programme is a guided reading series for ages 3 to 11. The series is structured with reference to the learning progression of Arabic at nursery and primary schools researched especially for Collins. This carefully graded approach allows children to build up their reading knowledge of Arabic step by step.
Level 4 books are for children who are ready to start to read stories with simple single words or non-verbal sentences with 2 or 3 short words, and with total support through illustrations and extensive use of repetition. Double spacing is used between words to ensure children see where each new word in a sentence begins and ends, with the focus on reading core words.
Early in the morning, Ahmad and Fatima are getting ready to start their day. Follow them as they wash, get dressed, and eat their healthy breakfast. School bags ready, they are all set to go off to school with dad as the sun rises.
This book introduces children to a range of words to do with appearance, including clothes and items for the school bag.
Mahmoud Gaafar is an Egyptian writer, editor and translator. He graduated from The American University in Cairo, and has worked with languages most of his life. He has a wealth of experience working for Radio Cairo, The United Nations and Multinational Corporations operating in the Middle East. He has spent many years writing advertising and marketing material for the Arab World with a focus on English-Arabic communication strategies. He also writes materials for learners of Arabic of all ages and backgrounds, including children.