Mga Karaniwang Salita sa Filipino (Part 1)

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…

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Pagsasanay sa Pagbasa (Part 1)

The six-page pdf file below aims to practice or assess a student's ability to read short syllables. The consonants of the Filipino alphabet are matched with the five vowels a, e, i, o, and u. Not all of the consonants of the Filipino alphabet are used. In the last two pages, the syllables are arranged randomly instead of the usual a-e-i-o-u order. Click on the link below, not the thumbnails, to open the pdf file. Pagsasanay sa Pagbasa_1 All illustrations are by samutsamot_mom.  You may distribute these pages to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit. If you would like to suggest a list of syllables or sight words in Filipino to be made into a reading sheet such as those shown above, feel free to leave a comment below.

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Naiibang Salita Worksheets

  The worksheets below practice a child's ability to discriminate between Filpino words that look similar.  Each item has a set of four words and one is different.  The child is asked to circle the word with the different letter in each item. Click on the links below to open the pdf files. Pagtukoy sa Naiibang Salita_1 : This pdf file has two 12-item worksheets with 3-letter Filipino words. Pagtukoy sa Naiibang Salita_2 : This pdf file has four 12-item worksheets with 4-letter Filipino words. The worksheets aim to help a child develop his or her letter and word awareness. Speaking of letter awareness, I also made a worksheet on recognizing the lowercase letters of the Filipino alphabet. Pagtukoy ng Maliit na Titik

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Si Diwayen

In my endeavor to help my daughter learn about Philippine history, I came across the Seryeng Batang Historyador, a set of five books published by Adarna House.  I bought all the books of the series from National Book Store (each book costs PhP 75).

For the first book Si Diwayen, Noong Bago Dumating ang mga Espanyol, I’ve prepared a set of questions about the story, a list of vocabulary words, and a worksheet on these words.  Although the story has an English translation, you may want to keep the vocabulary list handy as you read the story with your child.
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Worksheets on “Si Ninoy”

I've written a short essay on the life of Ninoy Aquino and made worksheets based on the essay.  The worksheets are appropriate for fifth grade students. 1.  This pdf file is the 2-page essay on Ninoy: Si Ninoy 2.  Si Ninoy Worksheets :  This first two pages of this pdf file is the same essay with several numbered sentences intended for the second of three worksheets. The first worksheet (15 items) asks the student to answer whether a given statement about Ninoy is tama (correct) or mali (incorrect). The second worksheet (15 items) refers to the underlined portions of the numbered sentences in the essay. The student is asked to determine whether the underlined portion is a parirala (phrase), sugnay (clause), or pangungusap (sentence). The third worksheet (10 items) asks the student to underline the simuno/paksa (subject) or panaguri (predicate) of a sentence. 3.  Si Ninoy Worksheets Answer Keys

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