Elementary Level

*Contains 5 sublevels, can be applied as Regular Elementary school Qur’an Classes Curriculum

** Must be completed before 6th and 9th Grades Qur’an Classes

***Those who have not completed these levels should be taken under intensive preparation courses before the regular fall semester begins (15 days or more).

**** For more info, please see General Principles” section.

Knowing that learning Qur’an is an endless process, SLA is committed to prepare students to achieve certain levels that enable them to live Islam based on the main source, The Holy Qur’an. There are 5 significant steps in Quran classes at SLA Model.

  1. Elementary Level
  2. Memorization Level 1
  3. Memorization Level 2
  4. Hifz Track (Memorization of entire Qur’an)
  5. Qur’anic Arabic

Each level should be individually applied, since students may have unique learning ability. In other words, each student will compete himself or herself to achieve a certain level. Which means success for each case anyways inshAllah.

1) Elementary Level:

After successfully completing these levels,

  1.  Students will be able to pronounce Qur’anic verses and supplications correctly without changing their meanings.
  2.  Students will be able to apply and articulate tajweed rules correctly.
  3.  Students will have already read some major chapters and supplications correctly Students will be acquainted some chapters helping them to read Qur’an quicker.
  4. Students will be able to continue reading Qur’an without in need of supervision, finding out his/her own mistakes.
  5.  Students will have already memorized some supplications and Qur’an chapters, which are required to maintain prescribed daily prayers and other worships.
  6. Students will be able to start memorization levels.

General Principles for Qur’an Classes

1) In memorization levels, students will not only memorize Qur’an, but also improve his/her active memory, solve focusing problems[1], gain better self-study ability[2].

2) Levels will be applied individually not for whole classroom since each student may have unique ability and we have to use their capacity efficiently to get them to the target.

3) Since oral transmission and memorization are two styles of preserving and transmitting Qur’an, we will teach and signify them equally.

4) According to students’ levels, sessions would be accelerated or divided in sub sessions. For instance, the first level can be divided for first and second grades

5) Chapters, which will be memorized, will be in ta’lîm format with instructor verse by verse or will be listened from a voice record from a mujawwed recitation (E.g. Khalil Khusari)

6) Instructor will make sure that students will read each assigned pages from chapters of Qur’an during the class or partially in in-class and homework format.

7) For Hifz programs, these levels could be applied intensively to prepare students for Qur’an memorization levels.

8) For the levels 1,2,and 3 instructors will indicate how to read Qur’an based on tajweed rules even though students had not covered it already. Students will be able to articulate and apply all the tajweed rules until the half of level 4.

9) If Elementary Levels used as Elementary School Curriculum (5 years), each level should be applied according to 33 weeks yearly school schedule (Hint: Each topic should be covered in three weeks). The pace of the classes may be adjusted slightly to reflect class progress.

10) All tajweed rules should be exercised and reminded with their articulations after level 4 section 8 and throughout level 5.

11) Each student will have all levels printed in their individual folder and completed parts will be marked according to their progress so that students’ pathways will be clear for both families and administration.

12) Administration and instructor will keep electronic version of students’ charts so that students’ statistics will be followed weekly and progress intervened, if needed.

13) Instructors should know that each student has unique learning style, and it is instructors’ job to know students’ weaknesses and strength so that instructors should adjust class’ intensity, activities, materials (Visual and Auditory), games, and etc.

[1] One of the most significant problems of students today is distraction. Qur’an miraculously cures this problem through memorization if school and families work together harmoniously.

[2] Memorization helps students to schedule certain periods of time for self-study and target oriented time planning.