Yes, teach your child to read and write in just Four Lessons!!

This course is intended for parents who are teaching their 4-6 year-old children how to read. It covers essential information (e.g. teaching strategies, reading & writing developmental stages, etc.,) that is needed in order to teach a child successfully. The parent is given step by step instructions on how to teach their child sight words using Islamic Sight Word Stories, Part 1*. Additionally, a free consultation is available to those who submit the assignment.

*Course text not included; must purchase separately.


Course Objectives:

  • Implement the BDA framework when teaching your child to read & write
  • Analyze, reflect, and write about your teaching experience/strategies & outcomes


Learning Outcomes:

  • Students will be able to teach their child how to read and write in 4 steps.
  • Students will be able to use a variety of strategies to stimulate their child’s interest in reading and writing.
  • Students will be able to provide their child with the foundation needed to become an excellent reader and writer.


About Instructor

Rasheedah Abdul-Hakeem is an experienced American teacher and education consultant. In 1986, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Temple University. Immediately following graduation, she attended an Arabic Intensive Summer Program at Middlebury College. She received a Master’s Degree in Education in 1991 (from the University of Pennsylvania), with a major in both Reading/Writing/Literacy and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). She has experience teaching children and adults, both in the States and abroad. Her experience includes teaching ESL, EFL, English, Spanish, Arabic, Islamic Studies and Reading (She is a certified Reading Specialist).

Rasheedah has conducted workshops for both parents and teachers. She is also certified to score the SAT, ACT, Missouri Teacher Assessment, TEAP and other standardized tests. Her experience includes scoring for a project in which she observed and rated public school teachers across America.

Additionally, she has studied at several Islamic universities and institutes- correspondence, online and on-site (in Arabic-speaking countries) and in recent years completed a bachelor’s degree in shariah.

In addition to teaching and studying, Rasheedah has designed several English and Education courses for IOU.

Course Curriculum

It Really Works! FREE 00:01:00
Two 4 year old preschool students (whose parents are from India) reading from the book, using the approach described in the course.
Islamic Sight Word Stories 00:00:00
Module 1
Course Overview 00:12:00
What are Sight Words 00:02:00
Syllabus 00:00:00
Quiz 1 00:10:00
Module 2
Why Islamic Books 00:10:00
Reading Assignment: Fatwas 00:00:00
Quiz 2 00:10:00
Module 3
Igniting Your Child’s Interest in Reading & Writing 00:18:00
Quiz 3 00:10:00
Module 4
Stages of development in reading & writing 00:10:00
Reading Assignment: Stages of Reading & Writing Development 00:00:00
Reading Assignment: Developmental Stages of Literacy 00:00:00
Reading Assignment: Stages of Writing Development 00:00:00
Quiz 4 00:10:00
Module 5
Teaching the Alphabet 00:03:00
Reading Assignment: Resourceful Websites for Teaching the Alphabet 00:00:00
Quiz 5 00:10:00
Module 6
BDA Framework 00:03:00
Quiz 6 00:10:00
Module 7
Lesson Planning 1 00:06:00
Reading Assignment: Islamic Sight Word Stories, Story 1 00:00:00
Quiz 7 00:10:00
Module 8
Lesson Planning 2 00:07:00
Reading Assignment: Islamic Sight Word Stories, Story 2 00:00:00
Opposite Flash Cards 00:00:00
Quiz 8 00:10:00
Module 9
Lesson Planning 3 00:08:00
Reading Assignment: Islamic Sight Word Stories, Story 3 00:00:00
Suggestions for Teaching Sight Words 00:00:00
Quiz 9 00:10:00
Module 10
Lesson Planning 4 00:04:00
Reading Assignment: Islamic Sight Word Stories, Story 4 00:00:00
Family Flashcards 00:00:00
Quiz 10 00:10:00
Module 11
Suggestions for Part 2 00:03:00
Quiz 11 00:10:00
Module 12
The Assignment 00:02:00
Quiz 12 00:10:00

Course Reviews


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  1. Good course alhamdulillah


    Good basic knowledge alhamdulillah!

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  • Number of Sections14
  • Number of Units28
  • Number of Quizzes12
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