Copywork and Dictation

Copywork and Dictation for the Muslim child is a curriculum using ayat which mention the 99 names Allah as content for copywork, dictation and memory work.

Level 1 Teacher’s Manual

Each week a name of Allah will be focused for the duration of the week. On Day 1 of the week, the new sentence is presented and the student copies the sentence in the workbook. On Day 2 (the the previous lesson covered by a piece of paper), the teacher reads the sentence to the student who then writes the sentence into the workbook. Upon completion of the sentence, the student self corrects by checking the previous lesson. Mistakes are erased and corrected right away. Day 3 and Day 4 are repeats of the first two days and Day 5, the students writes the sentence from memory.


Level 2 Student workbook

These lessons are short lasting 5 minutes in Level 1 to less than 15 minutes in Level 3. These lessons are designed to be semi-self guided, short and repetitive. The repetitive nature of this curriculum is purposeful. The goals for the week’s worth of lessons can be multifold depending on which aspects you wish to focus on. Goals may include, handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation, memory work, memorization of the 99 Names, memorization of the ayat (or portions of the ayat) in Arabic, as well as listening and comprehension skills.

Level 3 Student Workbook

Levels get progressively more challenging, but the format remains the same. By Level 3, a student may choose to use a fountain pen for copywork and a pencil for dictation, but in Level 1 and 2, a pencil is recommended. While this curriculum is geared towards the Muslim family, it is intended for everyone. It can be used as a copywork and dictation curriculum to support multi-cultural studies, religious studies and lessons of diversity and inclusion.


Level 1 | Grades 1st-3rd

Level 1 (red level) includes:

  • teacher’s manual (34 pages),
  • 36 weeks of content (5 lessons per week),
  • Wide Ruled pages (86 pages),
  • Narrow Ruled pages (74 pages),
  • Cursive Wide Ruled pages (86 pages),
  • Cursive Narrow Ruled pages (74 pages),
  • Arabic version included (available 2021)
  • 5 minutes lessons,
  • One Qur’anic ayat in which the name of Allah has been mentioned,
  • short sentences,
  • repetitive sentences (included are ones that are the same but with added content the following week),
  • large lines for writing with narrow ruled option
  • suitable for grades 1st through 3rd

Level 2 | Grades 2nd-4th

Level 2 (orange level) includes

  • teacher’s manual (45 pages),
  • 36 weeks of content (5 lessons per week),
  • Wide Ruled pages (87 pages),
  • Narrow Ruled pages (74 pages),
  • Cursive Wide Ruled pages (87 pages),
  • Cursive Narrow Ruled pages (74 pages),
  • Arabic version included (available 2021),
  • less than 10 minute per lessons,
  • Two Qur’anic ayat in which the name of Allah has been mentioned,
  • mix of short, medium and occasionally long sentences,
  • medium lines for writing with narrow ruled option
  • suitable for grades 2nd through 4th

Level 3 | Grades 3rd-5th

Level 3 (green level) includes

  • teacher’s manual (45 pages),
  • 36 weeks of content (5 lessons per week),
  • Wide ruled pages (95 pages),
  • Narrow ruled pages (86 pages),
  • Cursive Wide ruled pages (95 pages),
  • Cursive Narrow ruled pages (86 pages),
  • Arabic version included available 2021
  • mix of medium and long sentences, with occasional short sentences,
  • Three Qur’anic ayat in which the name of Allah has been mentioned,
  • small lines for writing
  • opportunity to use fountain pen for this level,
  • suitable for grades 3rd through 5th

How We Do Copywork and Dictation

How do you do copywork and dictation? I share snippets from our homeschool day via Instagram Stories to show you how we do Copywork and Dictation in our homeschool. These are live lessons.

Cursive and Narrow Ruled Options

Now cursive (wide and narrow) and narrow ruled options are available as part of the package! No additional cost for these. When you purchase level 1, you receive links to the all the options in level 1 which include the student workbooks: wide ruled, narrow ruled, wide cursive and wide narrow, plus the teacher’s manual. Same for level 2 and level 3. When you purchase the bundle, you will receive 12 student workbooks (digital) and 3 teacher’s manuals. All have been updated to include table of contents and more space between days so work isn’t separated on multiple days. If you already ordered within the first week of release and didn’t see your updated email with new links (scheduled for October 1st or sooner), please message me. Also included when it’s completed is the Arabic version. This is a completely Arabic curriculum for Arab speakers, not an English curriculum with Arabic Qur’anic ayat. See updated pics here!

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  1. Assalam Alaikum! I’m trying to click on the level one copy work curriculum but it seems to be redirecting to this same page each time! Can you tell me how much the curriculum is and what the bundle entails (if different from the curriculum itself and the cost as well! ) I know you had a sale that was over yesterday too! 🙁

    1. Wa’Alaykum Asalam Tina! I’m so sorry! I updated the link, InshaAllah the problem is resolved. I extended the sale to compensate for the tech issues many people experienced.

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