Mga Hanapbuhay (New version)

Last year I made a booklet showing different occupations in Filipino. Each occupation had a short description. I have reworked that booklet and created three PDF files with one occupation per page. I also changed some text and added clip art of tools or things used by each person in his or her job. The files provide reading practice for young students. These may also be used to introduce the lesson on community helpers (mga katulong sa pamayanan) or occupations. The tools shown may also act as springboards for discussions about each occupation. The files include the following occupations: magsasaka (farmer) mangingisda (fisherman) guro (teacher) kawani (employee; assistant) pulis (police officer) bombero (firefighter) doktor (doctor) nars (nurse) tsuper (driver) karpintero (carpenter) manggagawa sa pabrika (factory worker) tindera (seller) beterinaryo (veterinarian) dentista (dentist) basurero (garbage collector) dyanitor (janitor) kartero (mail carrier/postal carrier) trabahador (worker/laborer) modista (seamstress/dressmaker) tagapagluto (cook) manunulat (writer) marinero…

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Si Pyramus at si Thisbe

In our English class during our freshman year in high school, we had the opportunity to study Edith Hamilton's book Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes. I was inspired to translate one of the eight brief tales of lovers in that book. I chose the story of Pyramus and Thisbe because it reminded me of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (although Pyramus and Thisbe predated Romeo and Juliet); the story of forbidden love between lovers from feuding families. I was thinking that it would be a good reading exercise for high school students who are studying the ancient world (e.g., Babylon) in their Araling Panlipunan subject (I think this topic is studied by Grade 8 students). Although, the story is a reading exercise in Filipino. In the PDF file below, I've translated Edith Hamilton's English version of Pyramus and Thisbe by Ovid and I've also included some dialogue from Thomas…

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Magbasa Tayo! (Part 3)

This is my third installment on short reading exercises for beginner readers of Filipino.  In the PDF file entitled "Sa Paaralan," there is an activity sheet that asks the child to color the objects that may be placed inside a school bag. The kids and teacher clip art images used in the reading exercise are by Kari Bolt. The table and chair set and backpack clip art images are by Little Red's Schoolhouse. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Kari-Bolt-Clip-Art https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Littlered Click on the link below, not the image, to open the file in another tab. Sa Paaralan The PDF file is for personal and classroom use only. You may print and distribute these to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit or use these for any commercial purpose. You also may not upload the PDF file or any part of it in any other website such as (but not limited…

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Magbasa Tayo! (Part 2)

This is my second installment on short reading exercises for beginner readers of Filipino.  There are two PDF files below. The first one is entitled "Sa Hardin." The second page of this file has illustrations of things that can be found in a garden. The illustrations are labeled with words that the child can trace. The child is also asked to color the illustrations. The text is by Samut-samot Mom. Except for the butterfly, grass, and plant clip art, the clip art images used here are by Little Red’s Schoolhouse. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Littlered Click on the link below, not the image, to open the file in another tab. Sa Hardin The second PDF file is entitled "Maliliit na Maya." The second page asks the child to count the birds perched on the branch and write the number inside a box. The clip art images used here are by Samut-samot Mom. Click on…

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Magbasa Tayo! (Part 1)

Several people have requested for reading exercises in Filipino, especially for preschoolers. Below are two short reading exercises for children who are practicing to read in Filipino. The first one is entitled "Ang Bahay Namin." The second page has dots under each syllable to help the child read the word. (I just wanted to try this out. Please leave a comment if the dots help in reading.) There is also a cut-and-paste activity where the child can cut and paste together the parts of a house. The house illustrations are by Samut-samot Mom. The kids clipart are by Little Red’s Schoolhouse. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Littlered Click on the link below, not the images, to open the file in another tab. Ang Bahay Namin The second PDF file is entitled "Lapis at Papel." There is a multiple-choice set of questions that follows the reading exercise and an activity where the child is asked to…

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