Ten Friends


A podcast series of Filipino folktales and children stories brought to us by Areté and the Ateneo de Manila Basic Education in partnership with Adarna House.

Our podcast story is entitled, Ten Friends. Written by Pipa Escalante and will be read for us by Jenny L. Ablang and David Allen M. Masakayan.

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Learning Guide

Prepared by Pia Cristina M. Navarrete

  1. Before listening to the story:
    1. Think about it:
      1. What are the names of your friends?
      2. Why are they your friends? What do you do together?
      3. What do you think will happen to the ten friends in the story?
  2. Discussion
    1. Recalling Details
      1. Where did the story happen?
      2. What were the names of the children in the story? What can you say about them?
      3. Why didn’t the children want to play with Karlo? How did this make Karlo feel?
      4. What did Karlo do to become friends again with his classmates?
    2. Reflection
      1. Is it important to have friends? Why?
      2. Do you think friends always get along? Why/ Why not?
      3. What can you do when you fight or don’t get along with your friends?
  3. Individual/Class work (as seen on the worksheet)
    1. Character Profile of all the kids mentioned in the story.
    2. Karlo then and now.
    3. Ten Tips for Karlo
    4. Wanted: A Good Friend

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Source: Ten Friends. Kristine Canon. Adarna House. 2008

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Ang mga Paglalakbay ni Juan

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Ang Unang Unggoy

Ang Alamat ng Palay

Ang Pinagmulan ng Lamok

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Ang Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang ni Severino Reyes

Ang Pitong Tanga

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Pulo ng Digmaan: Alamat ng Pulo Apo

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Blue Day

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How would you like your haircut today?

Sampung Magkakaibigan

Ten Friends

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The Amazing Hat

Mga Kuwentong Pampasko

The Poor Man Who Became King

The Sultan with a Heart of Stone

Buking si Santa!

Istariray: Ang Bituing May Buntot!

Alamat ng Puto-Bumbong

Felice, Noel, and the Christmas Day Disaster

Stay in tune for the other stories in this podcast series!

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