Reading Upper Elementary


Lower Elementary

Upper Elementary

Middle School 


Grades: 4-6

Subject: Vocabulary/ Reading

Time: 30 minutes


Objective: As result of their schooling, students will learn new vocabulary words as well as learn about the holiest month of the Islamic Calendar.



The book, Ramadan, by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi

A printout of the crossword puzzle below.


Vocabulary words:

Allah: The Islamic name for God.

Assalamualaikum: The Islamic greeting which means, May peace be upon you.

Eid Ul-Fitr: The holiday following the end of Ramadan during which Muslims celebrate successful fasting.

Eid Mubarak: The Islamic greeting during Eid celebrations, which means “ Have a happy and blessed Eid.”

Fajr: The first of the five daily daily Islamic prayers, performed after Suhur.

Ramadan: The holy month of fasting for Muslims.

Zakah: Money that every earning Muslim must give to the community every year. It is generally given at the end of Ramadan.

Suhur: The early meal that Muslims eat before sunrise to start their fasts during Ramadan.

Taraweeh: Special night-time prayers performed only during Ramadan.

Imam: The man who leads prayers.

Iftar: The meal Muslims eat at sunset to break their fast during Ramadan.

Islam: A religion of over one billion people who follow the teachings of prophet Muhammad and worship Allah.

Fasting: Refraining from eating or drinking for a certain period of time.



Teacher will first read the story , Ramadan, by Suhaib Hamid Ghazi. If the story already has been read then the teacher will review the story.

Then the teacher will proceed to go over the vocabulary words and what they mean.

Print out the crossword puzzle below and have students work on it.


Click here for crossword puzzle

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