Pagpapantig Worksheets

Below are two PDF files with worksheets that ask the student to syllabicate Filipino words. The first set of worksheets are appropriate for first to fourth graders. The second set of worksheets are for fifth graders and older students. I did not make answer keys because as I have explained in my previous post, the syllabication of certain Filipino words are changed because of the syllabication rules of the Ortograpiyang Pambansa of the Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino. As a teacher or tutor, you may choose to follow the old or new way of syllabication and check the worksheets accordingly. You may print and distribute these worksheets to your children or students, but you may not do so for profit. You also may not upload these PDF files in any other website such as Scribd or SlideShare, or cloud storage sites such as Google Drive or Dropbox. Pagpapantig 1 Pagpapantig 2

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Syllabication of Filipino Words

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Syllabication of Filipino Words


A syllable is one unit of sound that forms the whole or part of a word. In Filipino, a syllable is called pantig and the syllabication of a word is called pagpapantig. When syllabicating words, syllables are separated by a middle dot called the interpunct (•) which is also called the interpoint, middot, or centered dot.

Syllable Forms
A syllable may be comprised of one vowel alone but a consonant needs a vowel to make a syllable. Syllables with two or more letters can have only one vowel. However, a syllable can have one or more consonants. The Filipino word for vowel is patinig (symbol: P) and the word for consonant is katinig (symbol: K).


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Pantig Worksheets (Part 1)

This post is dedicated to Helen who requested worksheets on the syllabication of Filipino words (pagpapantig) for Grade 1 students. You may download, save, print, photocopy, and distribute these worksheets to your children or students. Please do not copy any part of any of the worksheets posted in this blog or distribute them for profit. The clipart for the words bundok, sanggol, gusali, plantsa, and plaslayt were obtained from  All the other illustrations are by samutsamot_mom. The two worksheets below ask the student to write the missing syllable to complete the word for the illustration shown. Similar worksheets for preschool or first grade students may be found here. 1.  Isulat ang Pantig_4 2.  Isulat ang Pantig_5 The two worksheets below ask the student to identify the type of the underlined syllable (P, KP, PK, KPK, KKP, KPKK, or KKPK) where P stands for patinig (vowel) and K stands for…

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Pagpapantig, Pangungusap, at Pandiwa

This post has links to seven pdf worksheets on the topics of syllabication (pagpapantig) of Filipino words, identifying whether a group of words is a sentence (pangungusap), and Filipino verbs (pandiwa). You may download, print, and distribute them for your children or students.  Please do not distribute them for profit. Teachers, feel free to copy any of the items in any of the worksheets posted in my blog for your quizzes or exams. 1.  Pagpapantig_1 ; Mga sagot sa Pagpapantig_1 : This 20-item worksheet asks the student to shade the letter corresponding to the correct syllabication of a given word. The following two worksheets (20-items each) ask the student to syllabicate each word and to write the number of syllables (pantig) that make up each word. 2.  Pagpapantig_2 ; Mga sagot sa Pagpapantig_2 3.  Pagpapantig_3 ; Mga sagot sa Pagpapantig_3 The following two worksheets (20-items each) ask the student to determine whether a given…

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