Variations can be done , for example by having several children write on the board. Try writing A.
After making sure that the whole class understands the first letter, activities can be carried out with the second letter, namely Ba.
In the same way as introducing the letter A, the whole class ends up having two letters, namely A and Ba. Now put it together.
Children, now you read together. Point A first, after the student answers correctly, then show Ba.
Repeat several times A Ba, AA Ba, A Ba A, Ba Ba A, Ba A Ba, and so on until the child has memorized the two letters. For details, try to pay attention to the statement below:
Now continue with the introduction of the third letter, namely: Ta. The method is roughly the same as introducing A.
But usually if the first step the students really understand then the next steps will be easier.
Do not have to go through several steps that are repeated, but the teacher can make variations as needed.
Other steps of teaching letters can be done.
The point is, before the students really understand the first material, don’t continue with the next material. Because, if this is done, the students will be even more confused, and ultimately fail.
If a student fails, that means the teacher has also failed.
Provided several letters, students are randomly asked to take the letters mentioned by the teacher.
After the student succeeded in taking the letters that the teacher asked for — those who asked to pick up letters may also be other students, the student was told to say it aloud.
For example, students are asked to take Ja.
After finding Ja, the students said it aloud “Ja” while showing the letter “Ja” earlier to the whole class.
This method simultaneously trains students’ courage, and increases their understanding of the letters of the Koran.
(Note: if this method is used, the letter card will be made bigger, for example on quarto paper).
It also needs to be understood, teaching a child is like carving on a rock. Difficult, and long. But when the stone has been engraved, it is also difficult to remove the carving.
It’s different if we teach adults. Fast and easy. However, it is also easier for adults to forget what they have just learned.
It’s like: carving on water. It is easy for you to move your hands on the water, but once finished, the marks of your hand movements immediately disappear, right?
In addition, it should also be remembered: students must always be in a fun state when learning. Learning needs concentration. Children must focus on the lesson for them to succeed.
Unfortunately, students’ endurance of concentration is only proportional to their age. So for example the student is seven years old, then the endurance of the concentration is only about seven minutes.
Therefore teaching young children should often provide variety (for example through games or the like).
Another variation, make a rap. For example, we introduced the letter A Ba Ta Tsa earlier. The raps are structured like this: AA Ba, I like to read. Ba Ba A I read Alqurna.
And so on, the teacher can compose these rap sentences at the same time to motivate them to like reading the Koran.
Another variation: make a song. In the past, when I attended madrasah diniyah, I often used nadhoman to memorize tauhid, tajwid, sharaf etc. It really makes it easy.
Reading the letters of the Koran can also be done with songs. Of course, the song is according to the age of the child, don’t bother with the song.