Sandaang Salaysay

The Amazing Hat

Our podcast story is entitled “The Amazing Hat”, written by Jose Miguel Tejido and will be read for us by Paula M. Quodala and Carmella T. Nazario.

Our podcast story is entitled “The Amazing Hat”, written by Jose Miguel Tejido and will be read for us by Paula M. Quodala and Carmella T. Nazario.

Listen to the story here or on Spotify.

Learning Guide

Prepared by Pia Cristina M. Navarrete

  1. Before Listening to the Story:
    1. Unlocking of words:
      1. Trunk- a big wooden box where people keep things
      2. Community Helpers – examples are doctors, firefighters, police officers
    2. Thinking Activity:
      1. Where do you live? What is the name of your community/ barangay?
      2. Do you know the different people who work in your community/ barangay?
      3. Who do you think the character in the story will meet?
      4. Why do you think her hat is amazing?
  2. Discussion Questions:
    1. Recalling Details
      1. What is the story about? (Give three events in the story)
      2. What did Mia find in the wooden trunk of her grandmother?
      3. Who were the people Mia met in her community?
      4. What were the different things they put on Mia’s hat? What made her hat amazing?
    2. Why do we have community helpers? What would happen if we did not have community helpers?
    3. Class Activity
      1. Who is your favorite character and why?
      2. With pictures, match the things with the correct community helper. (example: doctor – stethoscope, baker – rolling pin/ oven; firefighter – hose)
      3. Draw your own Amazing Hat!

Source: The Amazing Hat. Jose Miguel Tejido. Adarna House. 2003.

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

Sandaang Salaysay

Sandaang Salaysay is a podcast series featuring Filipino folktales and short stories for the younger generation, co-created by Areté and Ateneo de Manila Basic Education. This collection of audio episodes aims to cultivate cultural appreciation and literary exploration among the youth.

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