Small Wonders Level 1 - The Hand

Arabic Children's Books


SKU: 9780887278204 Cheng & Tsui

Small Wonders Level 1 - The Hand by Mahmoud Gaafar, Jane Wightwick.

Small Wonders is a beautifully illustrated series of graded Arabic readers that is ideal for learners in grades 3–9 and heritage environments. Aligned to U.S. National Science Education Standards, each book includes interesting cultural information about the Arab world, with stunning images to provide context and visual stimulation.

Designed specifically for beginning Arabic readers, The Hand explores topics such as the many bones of the human hand and wrist, what muscles control movement of the fingers, what is special about the palm, and why the number five is significant in Islam and Judaism.. The vocabulary and grammar in Level 1 are carefully controlled to suit novice learners, starting with short, simple sentences and high-frequency words.  

A free audio recording of the complete text is available for download on the Small Wonders Companion Website. Teachers and parents will also find additional resources on the companion website, including:

  • full scope and sequence of topics, grammar, and language introduced at each level
  • word bank for each level, showing complete vocabulary sets used in the series
  • additional activities and extension ideas for each book in the series, suitable for classroom and home use

Paperback, 32 pages.

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