According to the UP Diksiyonaryong Filipino and the Manwal sa Masinop na Pagsulat of the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, the Filipino word for Wednesday is spelled Miyerkoles, not Miyerkules. So I made new handwriting worksheets on the days of the week in Filipino.
Although most calendars show Sunday (Linggo) as the first day of the week, according to an international standard, Monday (Lunes) is the first day of the week.
According to the Manwal sa Masinop na Pagsulat, the abbreviation for the days of the week are as follows: Lun, Mar, Miy, Huw, Biy, Sab, and Lin.
In one worksheet, the student is asked to trace the letters of the words for the days of the week. In another, the student copies the words. In the last worksheet, the student is asked to write the days of the week in the correct order.
All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom. You may print and distribute these worksheets to your students or children, but you may not do so for profit. Click on the link below, not the thumbnails, to open the pdf file.
The 7-page pdf file below lists common Filipino nouns (pangngalan). These are nouns usually encountered in stories. It may be used to check your student’s (or child’s) vocabulary in preparation for his or her reading instruction. The lists include: Mga Tao at Nilalang, Mga Lugar at Pook, Mga Hayop, Mga Bagay sa Kalikasan, Mga Bagay at Sasakyan, Bahagi ng Katawan, and Oras at Panahon.
Mga Karaniwang Salita_3
For other lists of common Filipino words, click here to view my previous post.
If you have a preschooler or teach preschoolers, you may have heard of the term “sight words.” Sight words refer to the set of words most frequently used and repeated. Sight words are important in teaching children to read. Children have to learn to quickly recognize and read them on sight. The list of sight words in English can easily be found and downloaded from the Internet.
I wanted to make a similar list of Filipino sight words. I started with the commonly used short words (1 to 3-letter Filipino words) and included their variants. I also listed the common Filipino pronouns (panghalip) and their variants. Then the common Filipino adverbs (pang-abay) and conjunctions (pangatnig) came next. Click on the link below to open the pdf file.
Mga Karaniwang Salita_1 : A 7-page pdf file with common Filipino words including Filipino pronouns, adverbs, and conjunctions.
I also made a list of common Filipino adjectives (pang-uri) and verbs (pandiwa). For many of the adjectives, I matched the opposites. For the list of verbs, the root word is in bold and the most common form of the verb follows the root word. Click on the link below to open the pdf file.
Mga Karaniwang Salita_2 : A 7-page pdf file with common Filipino adjectives and verbs.
The lists I created include most of the Dolch sight words. They are not based on any survey or study I made, but they are based on my personal experience with Filipino literature for children. You may use them to check your student’s (or child’s) vocabulary or familiarity with common Filipino words.
I will post a list of common Filipino nouns soon.
If you have any suggestions or corrections, please leave a comment below.