The Insert Method Using Quranic Verses in English

By Ghada Kader and Lubna Almenoar.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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At the university level, students are taught and expected to use skills to research and gather relevant information and then write for academic purposes. Teachers are aware that students must be taught to acquire reading skills to become critical readers. To read critically means setting out to gather relevant information for academic task completion. It is indeed very different from reading a story book for leisure. Teachers are working zealously to improve students’ reading skills so that they become skillful critical readers. If planned well, a critical reading session would integratively develop skills not only in reading, but also in speaking, listening and writing. This paper seeks to establish the suitability and feasibility of Quranic verses in English in the reading classroom as a literary text. This literary text merged with the right techniques of teaching and right classroom activities would yield the same intended learning outcomes at the end of a critical reading session.

Keywords: Literary Text, Quranic Verses in English, Critical Reading Classroom, Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue 10, pp.1-30. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.087MB).

Ghada Kader

Assistant Lecturer, English Department, British University In Egypt, ElSherouk City, Cairo, Egypt

Ms Ghada Kader is a colleague who works in the English Department at The British University in Egypt. Ms Ghada specializes and represents the English Department in Information Technology, E-Learning and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL). I am grateful for Ms Ghada's creative input,ideas and advice, especially in the Power Point Presentation slides.

Dr. Lubna Almenoar

Lecturer, English Department, British University in Egypt, Cairo, Cairo, Egypt

I am a U.S. citizen with a PhD in English Literature and Applied Linguistics-Stylistics, as well as a master's degree and a postgraduate teaching diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language. I have taught both in the United States and abroad. My research is in the field of using English language translations of the Quran as material for the teaching of English language and literature to non-native English speakers. I have done extensive work in this area since 1992, and I have accumulated many case studies and classroom observations. Starting from the experience of substituting sections from the Quran for the standard classroom text, I have employed various pedagogical approaches to teaching the Quran as literature; questionnaires, stylistic analysis, comparative studies of different English language translations, linguistic analysis of verses, and so on. I have also organized a forum on this topic with experts in the field. In doing all of this, my intention was not to look at the religious value of the verses, but at the literary value that is so abundant in both the English language translations and the original. I would like to publish and share my research-based findings internationally.

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