Below is a PDF file that lists 150 common Filipino words that would be most frequently encountered by learners reading Filipino reading materials. The words are presented in 15 lists (10 words per list) and ranked by frequency. It was loosely based on the Dolch Sight Words and Fry Sight Words for English words. I have removed the common nouns and color words that were included in those lists to be able to add the more frequently used Filipino words. Though I tried to keep related Filipino words together, I had to consider the frequency of certain words. So words that you think are related (Filipino pronouns, for example) are not all listed in the same list.
Each page has 3 lists and each list has 10 words. You can cut the page along the dashed lines to have 3 lists. You also need to cut off both left and right edges to make two the lists the same size as the one in the middle.
The lists can be given in order from Listahan 1 to Listahan 15. The learner can be asked to master reading, spelling, and writing the words on the list before he or she is given the next one. The learner or parent/teacher/tutor can color, shade, or check the box beside the word that the learner has already mastered.
Parents/Teachers/Tutors can also compile the 15 lists to make a booklet for the learner. I’ve added a page with covers for the booklet. The learner’s name can be written on the cover. This resource was made using clip art images from Dazzling Clips.
This list is featured is one of my products in my TeachersPayTeachers Store (Oliotopia). You can click here to view the product.
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thanks I have printed this to my students. grabe. ang hirap magturo. almost half ng bata ko, hindi makabasa. grade 3 na pero parang mga grade 1 palang
Hi, Cristy! Thank you for using the resources on my blog and for sharing your experience. Sadly, most Filipino kids are struggling to read their own language. Parents have to realize that reading should start in the first few years of life: recognition of letters, matching the letters to sounds, looking at words in books, etc. This should be taught prior to kids going to school.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. Dati sa panganay ko diretso agad ako sa site mo para sa Filipino worksheets, nahihirapan kasi siya kaya kailangan ng extra practice. Ngayon resource ko na talaga ito kasi fully homeschooled na ang bunso ko. More blessings to you mam.
Thank you for sharing ALL of these =)
As a Filipino-American, I am so happy that this list exists now. Though I can speak and understand enough to get by, I have an incomplete grasp of Tagalog (which both my parents speak). This will be absolutely integral in helping me pass our culture down to my children. I’m am SO appreciative of all the work you’ve put into these worksheets.
Thanks, I have printed this file and we already started reading it last night!
We appreciate your generosity… <3